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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Work Toward Your Goal of Getting an Offer

Your primary goal at a job interview is simple: get a job offer, or move to the next step in the process to getting a job offer. Chances are you won’t get offered a job on the spot, but you’re there to convince those you meet that you’re the best fit for the job. You want to impress them enough that when the decisions are made in the hours or days after your interview, the decision is obvious: offer you a job.

Too often, I’ve had candidates sit across my desk as if their assignment at a job interview is to show up and answer questions. Certainly, you must show up, and you must answer questions, but that’s not sufficient. Compare these two goals: “get a job offer” and “answer questions.” Answering questions ...

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