What do they want to know?”

“What are they going to ask?”

These two questions haunt job candidates from the moment they get the email to show up for an interview to the moment they walk through the company's front door. They shake hands, say “no thank you” to coffee, and sit up straight in a chair. Instead of preparing to answer predictable questions about themselves, they are still falling victim to the ear-worm that those two questions have become.

We suggest a shift in the mental preparation. There will be questions in the interview focused on your competence and character, but think of the interview itself as a conversation. ...

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