What To Do When The Person Conducting It Doesn't Know What They're Doing

What To Do When The Person Conducting It Doesn’t Know What They’re Doing

So in this post, I wanted to talk a little bit about Bad Interviews.  Not a way people bomb job interviews but rather how the person doing the interviewing does not have a clue what they are doing.  It can be frustrating when you arrive at an interview only to discover that the person conducting it doesn’t know what they’re doing. They may be unprepared, disorganized, or simply inexperienced. However, you can still make a great impression and succeed in the interview. Here are some tips to help you navigate a situation where the interviewer doesn’t seem to know what they’re doing:

Stay Calm and Professional

No matter how unprepared or disorganized the interviewer is, it’s important that you remain calm and professional. Avoid showing frustration or irritation, as this can reflect poorly on you. Instead, take a deep breath and approach the interview with a positive and professional attitude.

Take the Lead

If the interviewer seems unsure about what questions to ask or how to proceed, you can take the lead by offering information about your background, experience, and skills. Be confident but not pushy, and provide concise and relevant information that demonstrates your suitability for the role.  This can be a huge bonus since you can guide the discussion to how you can add value to the organization.

Ask Questions

If the interviewer isn’t asking many questions, you can take the initiative by asking thoughtful and relevant questions about the role, the company, and the culture. This can demonstrate your interest in the position and your desire to learn more about the company.  It may also spur on some more questions from them.

Be Flexible

In situations where the interviewer doesn’t seem to know what they’re doing, it’s important to be flexible and adaptable. Be prepared to answer unexpected questions and adjust your approach based on the interviewer’s behavior and feedback.

Follow Up

After the interview, it’s a good idea to follow up with the interviewer to reiterate your interest in the role and to provide any additional information that you feel may be relevant. This can also provide an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have forgotten to ask during the interview.

In conclusion, being interviewed by someone who doesn’t seem to know what they’re doing can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be a deal-breaker. By staying calm and professional, taking the lead, asking questions, being flexible, and following up, you can still make a great impression and succeed in the interview. Remember that the interviewer’s behavior is not a reflection of your abilities or qualifications, and focus on presenting yourself in the best possible light.