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Don't Wear Flip-Flops to Your Interview: And Other Obvious Tips That You Should Be Following to Get the Job You Want by Dr. Paul Powers

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Chapter 5

Getting to the Short List

Job hunting is a competitive endeavor. You will have others competing with you for the job you want at every step of the selection process. If you’ve been reading this book from front to back, you have already learned many techniques and shortcuts to help you separate yourself from the pack of other job candidates. Now we need to ramp up your energy, approach, and skills, and focus on getting you past the screening process and onto the short list of potential employees.

I have heard people refer to a job interview as an audition or a command performance. Some think that this belittles the process as something phony or, play acting as opposed to the serious business of landing a job you love. I do not.

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