In the spirit of the NFL playoffs and the controversial call (or lack thereof) between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints, that some may say cost the Saints the game, the refs not making the correct call was out of the players, coaches, owners, and fans control.
For you as a Salesforce Career Seeker, you not being offered the position after the interview is also out of your control.
What is in your control is how you show up and present yourself.
Were you as prepared as you could have been?
Were you on-time or even early?
Did you articulate answers to questions as thoroughly as you could and show humility on those you could not?
Were you able to present confidence and exuberance without coming across as egotistical?
Did you do more listening than talking, and not cut anyone off mid-sentence?
Did you thank them for their time even if you didn’t get the position with long-term relationship building in mind?
The Saints will try again next season and you’ll have your next interview sooner than that…