Acing the interview has a lot to do with risk management. Think about the biology of the interviewer. The person across the other side of the table has a business problem, they’re trying to assess whether or not you can solve that problem. Like counting cards, this is all about numbers; was their experience with you positive or negative? Everything you say and everything you do either puts you in a positive category or a negative category. They’re looking at yellow flags and red flags as markers of risk management. Nobody is going to be absolutely perfect, but if your interview is littered with flags, then you’re not going to get a second interview, let alone the job. We’ll speak about how to deal with these trouble spots; red flags and yellow flags, in further Thought Leadership articles.