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Interview Magic , 2nd Edition by Susan Britton Whitcomb

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Chapter6Prepare and Follow Through: Strategies, Scripts, and Sample Letters to Keep You in the Game

“When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word succeed, you find that it simply means to follow through.”

—F. W. Nichol

The word “succeed” comes from the Latin succedere—to go up or follow after. Succeed is a verb, indicating action. To succeed in your search, you will need to act and follow through, oftentimes well beyond what you think should be required.

One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is thinking that “the ball is in the employer’s court.” The fact is, the ball is permanently in your court. Instead of being passive, ...

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