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This Is How to Get Your Next Job by Richard Nelson Bolles, Andrea Kay

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#12: Don’t Be Uptight and Don’t Try to Be Perfect

Have you noticed how you can always spot a job interview taking place over a meal in a restaurant? The hopeful employee is all suited up in navy or black. He’s sitting upright in his chair. His arms are stiff as boards and each hand faces palm down, gripping his thighs.

Honestly, if only people could relax a little. It would be much less stressful and so much more productive for the equally apprehensive employer sitting on the other side of the table.

For starters, it would help if you could stop thinking of an interview as a “sell job.” It would take a lot of pressure off you. You know how it is. In the back of your head you’re thinking, “I have to make them want me, and I’d better not do anything ...

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