What are your thoughts on this: -Some people tell me that before the interview, the POI knows who s/he wants to take already, and uses the interview just to make sure that s/he made the right decision. In other words, the interview doesn't hold THAT much weight. -Others say that applicants invited to interview all start out on the same level and the interview is the deciding factor of who gets accepted. Does anyone have insight into the process? I have been going on interviews so far, and in many of them, it seems like the people I am interviewing with barely ask me any questions and I'm wondering, how can they possibly gauge who is the best match? Sometimes it makes me think that they already made up their mind who they want and by the time they get to interviewing me, they do a pseudo-interview because I was the just-in-case-their-1st-or-2nd-choice-didn't-work-out person. Thoughts?