You research every last detail of the company, quiz yourself on practice questions the night before, and yet, the day of, you still fall flat in a job interview. You know why? Because you didn't use psychology to manipulate the interviewer's mind. Also, you probably wore the wrong tie.
A Quora thread crowd-sourced psychological tips, tricks, and techniques that will help you absolutely nail that job interview. Of course, the bullet points on your resume still count for something. But this stuff''s way more under your control. Take notes.
Mirror the interviewer's body language
"One of the best hacks in the world is called “Conversational Mirroring." It goes along with the premise that “people like people that are like themselves.” Is your interviewer leaning forward with his hands folded? Do the same. Did they change positions and lean back in their chair? Wait a beat and follow suit. Conversational mirroring is hugely powerful in getting people to be relaxed, and in-sync with you. After you’ve mirrored your interviewer in a couple of moves, you can sometimes get them to subconsciously mirror yours. There’s science out there that says we start doing this even at a toddler’s age—it’s hardwired in our brains to want this. It’s effing amazing to make it work." - Dan B.