Our culture conditions us to see interviewers as gatekeepers who can judge our inherent human value. They can’t do this. Inexperienced job seekers often feel nervous in the interview seat, as if they’re under interrogation. It shouldn’t be this way. Most interviewers are simply looking for a partner who can help the company make money. As an applicant, you’re looking for a partner who can pay you a fair wage for your time and help you move your career forward. Together, you’re a pair of equals and reasonable adults who address each other with civility, honesty, and respect. You’re more equal than you realize.So, is there ever an appropriate time to walk out of an interview? Of course. Feel free to show yourself out politely the moment you realize that this isn’t the job for you. Any of these scenarios may warrant a handshake and a respectful goodbye.