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Why ‘Parity’ is Key during an Interview

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job interview parity

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Parity is when you behave and feel on a level with somebody else – and this could be a valuable tactic to present yourself confidently and share the value you can bring to a potential employer during an interview.

The classic imagery of an interview is of the candidate nervously clutching their resume whilst being led into an interview room full of stern-looking people. Reality is quite different from the cliché, yet still, most of us probably conjure up these self-defeating thoughts.

In decades gone by, interviews were really like that. In the 21st century, though, we can think differently. Why?

I advocate parity because there is no rational reason, in our society, why we must revere a stranger (of course, we can choose to if we wish). And said stranger is giving up their time to meet you because you could be the one person that solves their problem.

You are as important to your interviewer as you they are to you – perhaps even more. So why not consider yourself on the same level?

When you consider yourself on parity with your interviewer, this is what happens:

So shoot for parity!

This post is part 11 of 20 in the series Interview Preparation
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