7 Invisible Tricks Job Interviewers Use to Test You

5. The employer suddenly starts to behave in a weird way.

7 Invisible Tricks Job Interviewers Use to Test You

Another trick is when the interviewer starts to behave strangely. The candidate might be ignored by the interviewer, either by them looking at their computer screen or by answering a phone call and leaving the room in the middle of the interview.

This trick can show how the candidate is going to re-focus the interviewer’s attention or what ways they are going to use to get out of this situation. One of the most effective options is to ask the interviewer to reschedule the interview for another day.

6. The candidate is introduced to the whole team.

7 Invisible Tricks Job Interviewers Use to Test You

It is possible that the boss will offer the candidate a chance to communicate with their potential colleagues after the interview. It can be in the office or after work. This is not a simple polite gesture — it’s the employer’s way of finding out their employees’ opinions about the candidate.

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4 thoughts on “7 Invisible Tricks Job Interviewers Use to Test You

  1. I dont know in what world you live in but I’ve been through several interviews and to see this type of “tricks” only shows a complete lack of respect for the potential candidates. Treating smart talented people like guinea pigs and playing tricks on them will only make them avoid your company forever. As an interviewer, don’t do any of this. Speak openly and sincerely with candidates. Have intelligent conversations instead of asking them to jump off the window. You will find out infinitely more about a person when you talk to them than when you play tricks on them and check a box based on a ridiculous premise.

  2. I would leave if a prospective boss tried any one of 2-5. What a load of crap and how disrespectful of the person and their time. Who would want to work with someone who would be willing to do any of those things. I’ve walked out of the room and hung up on VPs who treated me disrespectfully during my 28-year career with a public utility. I certainly wouldn’t take it from someone I don’t even work for.

  3. Commenting as an HR pro : any company using this kind of ridiculous and insulting tricks is not worth the time of the candidate. And the advice on what to is just as bad. I hope no jobseeker will take this advice seriously !

  4. Going to a stranger’s kitchen isn’t polite,it’s not good manners.
    Making someone wait is rude.

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