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Job Hunting for Rookies by LID Editorial

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CHAPTER 6

Communicating withconfidence

Understanding the importance of personal impact

When interviewers decide who to hire, the candidate with the best skills and experience does not always get the job! Many interviewers are heavily influenced in their decision-making by factors such as how candidates look and dress and speak, and whether they come across as likeable people. Interviewers are as interested in personal chemistry as they are in job competence. Many interviewers would rather hire someone they like, but who doesn’t have quite the right skills, than someone who has the right skills, but comes across as boring or arrogant!

If you want to get the job, you must manage your personal impact – how you come across. You must present yourself ...

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