Here's What “You’re Interviewing Them as Much as They’re Interviewing You” Actually Means

As you prepare for an upcoming interview, your loved ones are wishing you good luck, and at least one says  "Remember, you’re interviewing them just as much as they’re interviewing you."  

You nod and smile, because you’re pretty sure you’re supposed to know what this means—but in reality, you have no idea. After all, you aren’t planning to lead with “Tell me about yourself,” or end by laying out a timeline for next steps.

But this isn’t common advice simply because it sounds good. It’s meant to be helpful, and if you know how to translate it, it truly can be. With that in mind, consider these three potential meanings:


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