Chapter 7Can You Do the Job?

As mentioned in Chapter 2, the very first question an employer is going to ask any candidate is “Can you do the job?” In my experience—and this may be surprising—your ability to do the job is only about 20% of the hiring decision. Now, it is the FIRST 20% “threshold” that a candidate has to cross before he or she can be considered, but it only accounts for about 20%.

Most candidates get really upset when they don’t get hired but are told they are the most qualified candidate. Most candidates don’t understand that any candidate who gets beyond the first two interviews is “qualified” to do the job (at least in someone’s opinion).

But being qualified, even the most qualified, won’t get you hired. In addition to being ...

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