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The Career Lattice: Combat Brain Drain, Improve Company Culture, and Attract Top Talent by Joanne Cleaver

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Appendix ALATTICE AN INTERVIEW

When Job Hunting

Research your interviewer in advance. In reviewing your interviewer’s career path and résumé, you might detect key lateral moves or a nontraditional career direction. If these experiences parallel your own, you can link your career progression to his to frame your lateral success story. (Don’t overdo it, lest you appear to be a stalker.)

Research the organization. Showcase your awareness of the challenges and growth trajectory of the organization and its industry. Be ready with ideas on how your lateral experience relates to potential new streams of revenue or morphing business plans. Ask about career advancement programs and employee resource groups that foster lateral moves.

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