Q. I had an excellent job interview yesterday but when I got outside and looked down at my shirt, I saw a big spot of soup from lunch. I was horrified and wonder if that's a problem. I hate to think it spoiled the good impressing I was sure I made. Is there anything I can do?
Ans. You should always make a follow-up call and/or send a follow-up note, mentioning the important points of the meeting and ways you can help the company improve its services and profits. In this case, add a light comment at the end, such as "After I left your office, I was embarrassed to find I had a spot on my shirt -but I want you to know I have none on my reputation." Embarrassing interview moments are among issues discussed by Robert Burton in his "7 Days Learning Systems." The most recent is "7 Days to Your Next Job." Check www.7dayslearningsystems.com .