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How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job, 2nd Edition by Eleanor Holmes Norton, Lily Madeleine Whiteman

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CHAPTER 15Acing Your Interviews

“Forget gimmicks like echoing the body language of your interviewer. Any intelligentinterviewer sees right through that. What I look for is evidence that the applicantunderstands my agency and its goals, and is going to work like the dickens.”—HOWARD HYMAN, FEDERAL HIRING MANAGER

Congratulations! The powers that be were so impressed by your written sales pitch that they have summoned you for an interview. This means that you probably beat out dozens, or even hundreds, of competitors to rank among the best and the brightest.

So, go ahead, savor your victory, crank up the sound track of Rocky, and do some victory laps around your cube. But once the music stops, it’s time to start preparing for your interview.

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