How To Cope With A Bad Job Interviewer

Sometimes a bad job interview doesn't mean you were a bad job interviewee. This is a guest post by Will Kerr. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. When you’re preparing to launch yourself into the lion’s den of a job interview, you’ll usually be entirely focused on your own performance, from planning out your dress, to ensuring you’ll look your best, to perfecting your handshake. While all of these preparations are undoubtedly vital, they make it all too easy to lose track of the fact that an interview is a dialogue and, by its very nature, is not all about you. Unfortunately, how well you interview is only half the equation. You also have to hope you get an interviewer who knows what they’re doing. As someone who’s been on both sides of the table, it becomes immediately obvious when you’ve been lumped with an inexperienced interviewer. This is never ideal, but, as long as you are able to recognize the traits of a bad interviewer, you can take action to make sure that, in spite of them, you still manage to give the best possible account of yourself. Here are some 3 common scenarios that can arise with a poor interviewer and tips for handling them.


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