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4. The perfect interview

What’s in this chapter for you

  • Relaxed but prepared
  • Making an instant impression
  • When to listen …
  • … and when to speak
  • Body language
  • Coping with the bad interviewer
  • Internal promotions

‘It was a nightmare – a late afternoon interview in the city and a call out of the blue from an old friend I’d not seen for years who’d just arrived back in town. Of course I met her for lunch! A glass of wine turned into two bottles and, although I know I made it to the interview, I couldn’t tell you how it went. There was nothing in the rejection letter to suggest that I’d behaved too badly, though.’

Paula Springer, unemployed administrator

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