Thoughts on Healthy Mindset for Interviews

A great interview-related advice that I've received

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres on our open platform. We publish pieces as written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team and must meet our guidelines prior to being published.
Thoughts on Healthy Mindset for Interviews

“Arrogance is thinking something is perfect after the first draft. Humility is knowing that there is always room for improvement.

– Simon Sinek

The best way to approach interviews is being honest. Meaning as transparent as possible. The key is vulnerability, which is actually a great way to connect with people. Imagine an interview situation where you are conversing with a stranger. You would like them to open up as much as possible, so what can you do?

By asking the right kind of questions, you are allowing the other person to converse with you from a slightly more vulnerable state. 

  • Find common topics of concern
  • I myself have had bad experiences with that
  • Where do you see yourself one month after this interview?
  • Are there any topics you are not comfortable discussing?

Here is a trick you can ask them when it fits the situation: I noticed you’re quite a talent in X. I always have trouble with it. Maybe outside of this interview you could give me some tips?

Keep in mind, it’s up to you if you want to talk about certain topics or not. After all, you are choosing an environment where you are going to spend a large portion of your life!

Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...


How I Prepare for an Interview-Things You Can’t Forget

by Liz Hogan
Manager Interview Questions

Job Interview Preparation: Twelve “Manager” Interview Questions and How To Answer Them

by Nick Jones

If You're Anxious That You Haven't Heard Back from an Interview, Read This

by Glassdoor

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.


We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.