Going for an interview is not as easy as it looks. Not only you need to know your answers to the questions but you need to know your interviewers as well. Getting to know your interviewers will help you handle the situation better. Learn to judge your interviewers based on their behaviour and it might just help you get a job you have always wanted.
There are different types of interviewers in this world. Some of them are too nice while most of them are too tough. Let us have a look at some of the most famous types of interviewers around the world.
1. Best friend
This type is usually very friendly. They will treat you like their best friend, which can be rather suffocating considering that you are attending an interview, not to make friends. However, the best part about this type of interviewer is that you can be relax, nothing to tense about and just go along with the flow.
This type of interviewer will have tons of questions for you and they will fire up all the questions all at once. In the end you would feel as if you have not answered any of the questions at all. The key is not to be panic. Just stay calm, and defend yourself if necessary.
3. ‘Has something better to do’ interviewer
You will hate this type of interviewer because they will never pay enough attention to you, making you feel as if you are interrupting someone at work, even though you are there for an interview as instructed. They will check emails, answer calls and do something else even though they realise that you are in the room for an interview. It is common for most people to be less interested to the job thanks to the non-focus interviewer but you must give him or her a chance to like you and therefore, try to be friendly and above all, try to distract the interviewer from doing anything else apart from paying attention to you.
There is good and bad with this type of interviewer. The good side is the whole interview session would be very relax but the bad side is your answers might be the joke of the day. You might want to counter all the jokes with your own special jokes. Joke back and see how the interview goes. If you can’t take it anymore, then you probably won’t be working there for long but if you can take it, then proceed.
This is rare but they are there. They might be asking something totally unrelated to the job that you are applying. They might ask you awkward questions, embarrassing questions and do weird things right in front of you. Usually you can identify this type of interviewer within a minute. You should just go along with the flow unless if the weirdness is beyond your limit.