A reader writes:
I’ve been on interviews where after interviewing with one person, another one comes right after and continues the process. I realize that this is to see that I can “fit in,” but how do I deal with the one interviewer with whom I’m not going to click? I can feel when I’m not making a good impression on someone, or (worse) the person behaves like I’m keeping him or her from something more important or really is a poor interviewer and wants to finish up this task and be done with me.
I realize I’m not going to gel with everyone in the workplace, like I’m not going to connect with everyone I meet in my life. My concern is that after the interview is over, and the interviewers compare notes, that the input that I didn’t connect with someone is going to sway the others that I’m not a good fit.
You can read my answer to this question — and four others — over at Inc. today, where I’m revisiting letters that have been buried in the archives here from years ago (and often updating/expanding my answers to them).