“John Challenger, president and CEO of outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas, said he’s seen situations in which job seekers are about to land the job they want, then “blow it” at the last moment in an interview.
‘A person is about to get the job offer, and they say something that they don’t need to say, and the offer is pulled back,’ he said. ‘It’s a done deal. Then, somehow or another, it’s gone.’
Challenger said he tells people in this situation — and would tell Carroll — that they should own the mistake.
‘He needs to say: ‘I made a bad decision. Here’s what went into it. Let’s talk it out,’ Challenger said.”