Several things can go wrong in an interview, such as:
Poor communication: Misunderstandings can occur if the interviewer and interviewee have a communication breakdown.
Biases and prejudices: Interviewers can have unconscious biases and prejudices that can affect the hiring decision.
Inappropriate questions: Asking questions that are not relevant to the job or can be considered discriminatory can lead to legal trouble.
Lack of preparation: If the interviewer is not well-prepared, the interview can become disorganized and ineffective.
Technical difficulties: Technical difficulties such as a bad internet connection or malfunctioning equipment can disrupt the interview.
Time management: Poor time management can lead to a rushed interview or not enough time to cover all relevant topics.
Unprofessional behaviour: Both the interviewer and interviewee need to behave professionally during the interview.
Lack of clarity: Failing to provide clear instructions, expectations, or job requirements can lead to confusion and misinterpretation.
Inconsistent evaluation: Interviewers should have a standardised process for evaluating candidates, or they risk inconsistency in their hiring decisions.
Unforeseeable events: Lastly, unforeseeable events such as sudden illness, power outages, or natural disasters can lead to the cancellation or rescheduling of the interview.