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The Etiquette Edge, 2nd Edition by Beverly Langford

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CHAPTER 12

Terror on Both Sides of the Desk

Relieving Interview Stress

Job searches can be nerve-racking, and the stress often only increases when it comes time to face an interviewer (or a panel of interviewers) and put our best foot forward. Facing anyone we’re meeting for the first time and convincing that person that we are the answer to an organization’s hiring need is a daunting task. Yet often the person conducting the interview is just as uncomfortable as the interviewee because he or she doesn’t want to make a mistake that will affect the company.

Although for many people the interview process is the most dreaded part of the job search, it doesn’t have to be. With the right amount of preparation and a realistic perspective, the job interview, ...

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