January 27, 2023

Don’t hijack the job interview!

Many job-seekers seem to think they need to give long, detailed answers for every interview question, and that’s simply not true.

A skilled interviewer may start with simple questions that require short answers. They will then ask for more information as needed. Don’t feel compelled to share every detail in your initial response.

Long-winded or rambling answers can hijack the interview entirely, pulling the interviewer away from their prepared agenda. This may prevent the interviewer from getting the information they need to evaluate your suitability for the role.

Try to provide clear, concise, and structured answers to the questions you are asked. This will demonstrate that you are organized, clear-minded, and professional, which are key attributes that every employer is looking for.

Agree? Disagree? Please let me know in the comments.

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