How To Handle Bad Interviewers
Sometimes a job interview gone wrong is not your fault. Despite all of your hours of preparation, one thing you likely did not count on was meeting with an interviewer who is woefully unprepared for the task. Luckily, there are ways to prepare for an inexperienced — or just plain bad — hiring manager.
How to Prepare for a Phone Interview
Employers are increasingly opting for phone interviews to screen potential new hires, allowing them to sort through candidates before a face-to-face meeting. As Paul Bailo, author of “The Essential Phone Interview Handbook,” says, “All jobs start with a phone call.” Meaning: Even if you aren’t scheduled for a formal phone interview, any conversation with a potential employer, however brief it might be, makes an impression.
Interview Questions To Ask
As the interview comes to a close, one of the final questions you may be asked is “What can I answer for you?” Have interview questions of your own ready to ask. You aren’t simply trying to get this job – you are also interviewing the employer to assess whether this company and the position are a good fit for you.