Category: Interview Basics

Interview Basics

How to handle disruptions in an interview

During an interview you may experience lots of interruptions and oddities. A good interviewer will try and stop a lot of this but you might still be disrupted. This disruption could be people entering and leaving the room, conversations happening between people not directly interviewing, people stood behind you, people taking notes or any number …

Communication, Interview Basics

Don’t be negative in an interview

When answering questions be sure to remain positive. Try to avoid being negative about people or work. Hiring managers want to be wowed, not depressed. Hiring managers are looking for people who will bring positive energy to the business, not someone who will suck the life out of everyone. If you’re feeling a little tired …

Communication, Interview Basics

Drawing isn’t just for kids – draw to explain in an interview

If you feel more comfortable drawing out an idea to explain it then go for it (assuming you have the facilities to). When I have a candidate who uses visuals, or other techniques rather than verbal explanation, I’m deeply impressed. I’m impressed because it shows they are able to walk through their thinking and explain …

Interview Basics

How to leave an interview part way through

I’ve asked to leave three interviews in my whole career. Here’s some advice on how to leave an interview part way through. Each one that I walked away from was for different reasons, but all of them related to the fact the hiring manager was being a aggressive/uncompromising or too formal. Once I was interviewed in a …