I’m going to tell you something that shouldn't come as a surprise. Ready? Okay... Your interviewer is not your friend. But you already knew that, right? So, why do so many job candidates seem to make this mistake? Those who've read my other blogs and How to Get a Legal Job: A Guide for New Attorneys and Law School Students know I spend a great deal of time talking to hiring decision-markers, including hiring directors, interviewers, personnel managers, and recruiters in many different industries—in other words, the people who will be interviewing you. These interviewers complain, time and time again, job candidates make the critical error of behaving as if the interviewer is a trusted old friend.