You are trying to find a job and head online to check various available job listings. Finally after much deliberation you post a resume and finally are called for an interview. On the D day you are a bit apprehensive about the type of interviewer you may come across. Well here is a ready reckoner.
Broadly speaking during the course of your career you would be coming across one of the following types of interviewers.
• Chatty
• Interrogation expert
• By the books
• Inexperienced (or ill prepared)
• Nosy
Each of them comes with their own sets of strengths and weaknesses, it surely helps to familiarize yourself with their techniques and be prepared accordingly. On a given day when you are having a bad interview experience with a not so well prepared interviewer it is time to take stock of things, wrest control and emerge as a winner, by bagging the coveted position you have been after.
The whole idea is to put a bad meeting on the track which somehow has derailed your shot at the job. Take care of the following and you should be able to come out with flying colors.

Answer all the questions well
The interviewer on the other side could be a novice or a mad genius; he may throw an unsettling question at you to gauze your apt response, about something tricky, pertaining to the company culture, or something similar. Do not press the panic button yet, just relax and smile, go with the flow at the beginning of the interview. They are primarily looking for your ability to be able to think on your feet, so a through homework is called for. One cannot be prepared for everything, well almost, (a bad interviewer, certainly not), however it helps to be generally prepared, that will see you through the beginning. Having accomplished this move on to help them refocus on the bigger picture.
Seize the opportunity to reaffirm your fit for the role
If you find the interviewer spending way too much time on mundane, unrelated things, red flags would start showing up, now is the time to rein in the interviewer. Check a good job seeker’s website on the kind of questions to prepare before hand and pop them up at the opportune moment. You may ask for the kind of experience that is required of a person for the role you are being hired, the most important skills the incumbent needs to possess. Move forward by saying, you find the information about the job interesting, chip in by sharing relevant experience, adding you would be glad to share in the details if required. This way you would be able to bring the focus back into the conversation, thereby increasing your chances of landing the job.
You would need to reiterate your offer at the end
Hopefully with all the inputs so far, you would be successfully able to steer the conversation to your advantage. If all else fails go by what the best job search websites say
Ask your thoughtful final question, once you are given the opportunity to do so at the end of the interview. Start by thanking the person and then move on to reiterate your fit for the position by citing instances from the conversation, by saying you are looking for a person based on certain parameters, like knowing the way around data, self motivated, takes initiative, and thrives in a team setting. Bring your relevant experience on the table, and say something clinching like this, my years of experience in the given area has given me ample opportunity to shine in these areas, adding I had love to bring these traits to your company.
When you encounter a less than an ideal interviewer, keep calm, take the lead and land the job you have yearning all along. You do what you ought to do, this is best for you and the prospective company too.

Author's Bio: 

There are roughly five archetypal interviewers and you need to have your strategies ready in order to cope with each of them individually, today we talk about the one who is ill – prepared to take the interview.