Is there a benefit to asking the interviewer about themselves during the interview process? Is this received positively, or is it seen as corny/trying too hard?

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It’s a yes for me, but don’t make it awkward. I usually make a comment at the beginning like “sorry if my cats are noisy at the background” and 8/10 people go into lighter mood, share couple of jokes about their own pets. Interviews feel way more relaxed for me that way:)

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I think it's always a positive thing to show some interest in the interviewer! You can come off entitled or uninterested if you act uninterested in who you are speaking to.

I’m trying to change industries at the moment, but I’m interviewing for various editor / content management / writing jobs

I think this can be a positive, especially when the person would be your peer at the new company. E.g. "What is your day like at the company?" or "tell me about your process."

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