What's the best interview advice you ever received?

Treat interviews as conversations--that is, don't treat them as unidirectional. Remember you are interviewing the employer just as much as they're interviewing you. You need to find out if this employer would support you the way you need to be supported: are they kind? are they responsive and proactive? would they understand your philosophies and respect you as a person? Know that an interview goes both ways, and be sure to ask them questions when the time comes. Treating interviews as conversations helps you feel more relaxed about them, and will help you deliver better answers to the interviewer's questions. It's never fun to feel like you're being grilled and scrutinized at every moment, and a unidirectional conversation, what most people think of when they think about job interviews, is artificial. You want to ensure you give the best answers and responses that you can give, and one way to relieve the pressure is to remind yourself that the interview goes both ways and you have the agency to decide whether an employer is right for you just like the interviewer is trying to decide if you're the right employee to hire. Lack of confidence in interviews often comes from a perception that you have less agency or less power in interview situations, so remember you have power as well!
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