One of the most intimidating interviews I’ve been through happened the day after I’d attended a college career fair . (He wasn’t.) As I fumbled through my answers (“I don’t remember” and “Um, 23?The fair had gone well; I’d stopped by this employer’s booth and chatted with the recruiter for just a few short minutes before she asked me if I wanted to sign up for a formal interview spot the next day. ) With such a quick turnaround, I focused my attention on preparing answers for a standard set of interview questions . ” respectively), I cursed the time I spent scripting answers the night before, rather than researching.
Most interviewers have never been through a class on interview styles.
It's a surprise to many that there are strategic techniques you can use to learn more about a candidate than questions can reveal.
Control Your Reaction Intimidating interviewers won't smile, won't react, and won't do anything to let you know if you're doing well or not.
They may use subtle scare tactics, or they'll rapid-fire questions at you.
I can’t help it—in the moment, an interview just seems like a game-changing situation: This meeting could be a defining moment that determines the rest of my life. With that kind of outlook, it’s not too surprising that I’ve made some pretty big interviewing blunders along my job-hunting journey.