On average, job interviews last for 40 minutes. This means there is only a short window of opportunity for a candidate to make a good impression on an interviewer. However, it also means that there is equal if not greater pressure on the interviewer in this small amount of time, to gather all the information they need in order to assess whether the person sat in front of them is a viable hire.A well-known business adage advises us to, “Hire for Attitude and Train for Skill”. Although every company might not subscribe to this philosophy, the truth is that even if you tick all the boxes when it comes to technical skills, you are unlikely to have a successful interview process without displaying the right attitude. In fact, even if an interviewer is not 100% convinced that you perfectly match their technical requirements, you have a chance to win them over with a “can-do” attitude. Sure, companies are often hiring to solve an immediate business challenge, but by displaying a willingness to learn new skills and adapt to changing circumstances, you may convince them that you are someone with more to offer the company in the long run.