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Crazy Good Interviewing: How Acting A Little Crazy Can Get You The Job by John B. Molidor, PhD

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Chapter 5

Wild, Wacky, and Wonderful You

What makes you unique?

Will employers remember you as the chatty, multilingual job candidate who worked as a summer camp counselor for physically challenged kids? Are you the upbeat individual who captivated the interviewer with your enthusiasm, proven record of generating sales revenue, and slides of your watercolors? Or are you the quiet brainiac who can solve the Rubik's Cube in seconds and overhauled a company's information technology (IT) network single-handedly?

Your response to this one question is critical during an interview. To tell them who you are, you need to know who you are. In the Assess step of the ACT Out process, you will delve deeply inside yourself to determine the special qualities and talents that make you stand out among other job candidates. If you think there is nothing special about you, think again. You are the only person like you in the whole world, based on a unique combination of three things: biology; your personality, including your enthusiasm, motivation, and interpersonal skills; and your life experiences, including your hobbies and interests, which impact your leadership potential and problem-solving skills.

Biology 101

Don't know much about biology? Then, put your helmet on for a crash course starting with this news flash: Not only are you different from everyone else, you are not even the same person you were six months ago. Nearly every cell of your hair, skin, and bone dies and is continuously replaced ...

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