You sailed through the first few rounds of interviews. But now facing more meetings with different people, you worry about repeating yourself. Will the hiring team think your answers seem stale or scripted? Is there a way to keep interviews feeling fresh?
If you dread sounding like a broken record when interviewing, chief coach urvi, offers a helpful perspective shift: rather than viewing each conversation as a chance to showcase something new, think of them as opportunities to reinforce and expand on your core strengths.
Here are some tips she suggests to avoid repetition anxiety:
Ask interviewers about their specific role in the process and goals for your discussion. This context helps frame your answers.
Recap key strengths and accomplishments upfront. Then link additional examples and details back to those themes throughout.
If you shared a relevant story in a previous discussion, briefly mention that but focus more on tailoring the details to that role.
Prepare thoughtful questions for each person based on their department and expertise. This shows engagement.
At the end of the day, you want hiring teams to recall how perfectly your qualifications suit the role, not critique your interview skills. Don’t fear sounding repetitive—it builds consistency.
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