I just finished listening to the 3-part series on conducting multiple interviews. As a manager I thought the advice was excellent, but as someone also looking for a new job, I found it really depressing. How in the world will I ever be able to live up to the standards necessary to be hired? I believe that I am a great employee and offer a lot of value to a company, but if I make one mistake during the interview, I'm going to be told "no". With managers looking for any reason to say no, must we give perfect interviews to have any shot at getting a new job? Do I need to have 100% of the skills and experience listed on a job description to have a legitimate chance? This seems to contradict the advice given in the Interviewing series: "employers will take 10% more enthusiasm for 90% less ability any day of the week."
I'd love to hear any thoughts on how to reconcile these ideas.