Vulnerability: The Key to Making a Real Connection During Interviews


by Hanold Associates

Have you ever tried getting to know someone but you just felt like something was missing? That can happen during a job interview if you keep your guard up and don’t allow yourself to express your vulnerability.

Vulnerability is a critical foundation in relationship-building because it allows others to get to know you. Fundamentally, people will not hire people they do not trust. We can’t trust those whom we don’t know.

With that in mind, here are some tips on how to be vulnerable during an interview:

  • Approach the discussion in an authentic, transparent way.Shed the role you are playing and embrace the notion that you are meeting another human who has similar challenges, stresses and dreams.
  • Admit what you don’t know and what you’re not great at doing.Everyone has room for improvement and sharing this can create valuable connections between you and other individuals.

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