Virtually every job requires an interview. Books have been written on the subject; consultants will prep you on what to wear and how to act. None of it guarantees you a job. Our advice is to treat the interview as the first day on the job. If you do not like it or the “fit” is not right, better to find out sooner rather than later. In the current competitive climate, it can feel as if the interviewers have all the power, especially in academia, with so many candidates and so few jobs. In fact, as the candidate you have plenty of decision-making power as well as control.