The interview process is less “objective” than most people would believe. One of the reasons for this is because interviews are conducted by people and are about human interaction. It is important to consider the psychological aspect of the job interview. To perform well, it is not sufficient to answer correctly. You must also make the right impression.
It’s a Communication Exercise
An interview is first and foremost a communication exercise where the content of any verbal answers that you give mingles with your non-verbal cues to give a general impression of who you are as a candidate. Preparing for a job interview should be about “knowing what to say,” but also about “how to say it.”
Following are some articles that shed more light on interview psychology:
- The Interview Is About Understanding the Psychology of the Interviewer
- How to Establish Trust at the Job Interview
- Insights Into the Interviewer’s Thought Process and the Value That the Job Interview Brings to an Organization
- What the Interviewer Wants to Know About You
- Can You Read the Interviewer’s Mind?