I think Chris Rock put it best: “When you meet somebody for the first time, you’re not meeting them. You’re meeting their representative.” Interviews now have a choreography that both parties follow. It’s a delicate charade of pleasantries and truth-stretching. I think there is a more effective interview method to help candidates and managers determine if a role is a perfect fit.
In 2001, I was on the hunt for my first “Big Job” after college. I had worked full-time as a banker while going through school so I figured I had a head start on many of my