I recently had a phone interview. It was the second round where I spoke with the person I would report directly to after talking to corporate HR during my first call. I have many years of administration experience and this was for an administrative position at a construction company, an industry I'm interested in breaking into. But the interviewer spent the entire time talking "at" me about what's needed to fulfill the duties of the role and barely asked me anything specific. I've been on several interviews throughout my life where they just talk and talk about what they need and don't even give you the opportunity to ask questions. I tried to interject a few times with "oh that's great; that was one of the questions I had for you" but they would just keep going. It doesn't even feel like an interview. I feel like I'm being tested, but I don't know if it's on my listening skills, or if they want me to interject to establish my initiative or something. I'm still awaiting a response but I wanted to know if anyone has been through this before and if they have any suggestions on what the interviewers might want when they do this. If they just sit there and talk "at" you, what do they really want from you? Nod and smile? Do they want to be interrupted? What's their ideal candidate? Thanks for reading!!