You are so keen to get that job, so desperate not to upset the interviewer that your first instinct is to agree with everything they say. Which may not always be the best thing to do.

Do not be afraid to disagree if an interviewer says something which you believe is clearly wrong. This is not bad interview technique; it may be done to test you out.

There are two reasons for this – if you do disagree fundamentally, find out now rather than after you have started work. Secondly, saying something outrageous could be to test exactly how much you will stand up for yourself.

Reasoned argument and persuasion is what business is all about. Do not be afraid to pursue it in an interview situation.

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