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You have an interview coming up, and you really want this job. This isn’t just a trial run or a practice, and this isn’t an opportunity you have mixed feelings about, or one you might consider if nothing better comes along. This is a dream job, and when your moment in spotlight arrives, you intend… read the rest »

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When we meet someone, we tend to form strong feelings about their “likability,” or lack thereof, based on very little evidence. Sometimes these snap judgements happen within seconds, and sometimes we don’t even notice we’re feeling them, especially when the stakes are low, and we don’t expect to see the person again. In a job… read the rest »

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  You’ve narrowed your pool of applicants down to two (or maybe three) final contenders, and so far, the process has been fairly easy. These finalists clearly stand head and shoulders above most of the other applicants in the group, and a few rounds of resume reviews and in-depth interviews have easily identified them and… read the rest »

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Novice hiring managers often approach the selection process with a straightforward mindset. As they open each resume file, their inner monologue sounds something like this: “Either my candidate has the qualifications I need or she doesn’t. If she does, I’ll put her resume aside. Eventually I’ll review all the final contenders for the one with… read the rest »