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Interviews and Meetings

“I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have the right of final cut.”—Billy Wilder

Whether the outcome is a job, and whether the setting is a formal office or informal get-together for coffee, the goal of any interview is to make a connection with the person you’re meeting. By making a lasting impression as well as an effort to stay in touch, there’s a good chance this person will hire you in the future (or recommend you to others). He will definitely become the newest member of your network.

Since everyone you meet is a potential new connection or link to a future job, you not only have to make the most of each meeting, you have to be able to capture the ...

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