November Interview Tips

Split your attention
If you’re doing a one-on-one interview, you should maintain eye contact with the interviewer and direct your answers towards them. But how do you divide your attention in a group setting? When you’re asked a question, remember the 50-50 rule. Focus 50% of your attention on the person who asked the question, and divide the other 50% among the other interviewers in the room. Companies like to place higher-level interviews in group settings, typically because they require more people to sign off on the hire and to see how the candidate would handle a boardroom or conference room situation. Always prepare for both solo and group interviews to make sure you won’t be thrown off if multiple interviewers are in the same room.