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Silence

Good interviewers also give you time to respond and do not ask more questions before you finish answering the last one. For example, if the interviewer asks you what task you enjoyed most in your last job, he or she shouldn’t jump in with, “Was it entering data on your PC?” It’s your interview and you should be answering the questions.

Interviewers often remain silent even when you’re not speaking. As mentioned, silence is terribly awkward for some people, but it isn’t designed to make you nervous. It’s the interviewer’s job to listen very carefully to everything you say and to absorb the information. Silence is needed to think about what you’ve just said and decide whether a follow-up question is necessary. Try your best not to let a few seconds of silence here and there make you uncomfortable, because it’s an important facet of an effective interview.


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