How to Interview with Your Whole Self – Vault

Written by Natalie Fisher

It’s natural that interviewing can sometimes feel unnatural, as it can often be difficult to know “who you’re supposed to be” during an interview. You might think that you need to interview in a certain way and try to be what hiring managers are looking for, rather than just being yourself. However, the truth is hiring managers want you to be yourself. They don’t want to hear memorized answers. They want to get to know the person they’ll be working with—not a programmed robot who’s memorized the perfect script.

The best way to solve this problem of feeling like you need to be someone other than you are is to focus on bringing your whole self to your interviews. When you do that, you become much more attractive to hiring managers, not to mention relieve a lot of unnecessary interview stress.

Here are three essential tips for bringing your whole self to interviews.

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