Do you listen and hear the words?

Or

Do you listen and hear the meaning?

 

The difference is passive and active.

 

The difference is also a distracted state Vs a focused state.

 

The aim is to understand what the person means Vs. what they say.

 

If you are ready for the interview, you can actively listen and engage in meaningful conversation. 

 

Otherwise, get ready to fret, concentrate on your thoughts and words only, and be unable to build a connection.

 

Listening is one of many skills you need to master, if you want to nail every interview and thrive in your career.