We called them meetings.
Because no matter how successful many professionals become, when it comes to job interviews, too many default into fresh-out-of-college mode.
Or worse, compensating behaviors.
Interviewing is one of the least practiced skills, yet interviewing well is essential to one’s career.
Today I counsel clients to think about interviews as meetings.
It’s a profound subtlety, and it helps everyone keep their footing.
It helps people speak and act with professional certainty and authority.
Don’t get me wrong, a certain level of nerves and energy can fuel job search activities and help you present “you on your best day.” But you’re really looking for a two way meeting between professionals.
Next time you accept an interview — or heck, when you call someone in for an interview — think of it as a meeting and watch the conversation flourish.
Until next time!