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   Interviewing for a job is hard enough, but what if the person who interviews you does a terrible job?
   When that happens, all is not lost. Here’s what to do when:

1. The interviewer springs a surprise group interview. Many companies prefer candidates to be screened by 
   multiple people, if only to make the process efficient (Efficient, but not necessarily effective). Then you
   get to sit on one side of the table while three or four or even twelve people sit on the other side, and
   big fun is had by all. Or not。

What to do: You can't change the hiring process, but you can prepare. Ask questions when you're
   contacted to schedule: How the process works, who you will speak with, and especially whether a group
   interview is involved。

 If you'll meet with the group, mentally prepare. Be ready to spread your attention to everyone in the
   room – especially the quiet people. Don't worry about pausing before answering questions. In a group
   setting it's less noticeable when you take a second to gather your thoughts. Above all, remember in a
   group setting it's easy to fall into "presentation mode." Don't. An interview is a conversation and a group
   interview is still one conversation... just with more people。

2. The interviewer talks about possibilities。Many interviewers sell the position, the company, or even
   themselves. They talk about potential projects, potential expansion, potential opportunities if you're
   hired... but they make those possibilities sound definite and absolute, possibly causing you to accept the
   job based on unrealistic expectations。

What to do: Listen closely to any discussions regarding the future. Ask for details. You don't need to
   interrogate the interviewer, though. Be subtle. Don't say, "Is that project actually approved and
   funded?" Ask a leading question like, "That sounds great; I bet the approval process was intense."

   Most importantly, use what you know about a job -- current duties, reporting chain, salary, benefits, etc -- to decide whether or not to accept the job. Then possibilities that turn out to be realities are a bonus。

3. The interviewer sticks too closely to a script. Providing a concise answer to an interview question is
   great, especially when a question is specific. But an interviewer who does not ask additional questions can
   fail to get the full story of your skills and achievements。

   What to do: Be alert for the "I'm just checking off the boxes" interviewer. If your first few answers
   fail to spark additional conversation, start expanding. Sell yourself a little more. Share details about why
   you took certain actions, how you had to adjust, how things turned out... assume each of your answers
   should be more like a brief story than courtroom testimony。

   If the interviewer doesn't ask, find ways to tell. Come prepared with a few talking points that highlight
   your skills and experience and find ways to weave them in。