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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Treat Each Person Like the CEO

An interview is all about the people. If everything about you could be expressed on a piece of paper and there was no need to interact directly with other humans, there would be no need for this chapter at all.

Pay attention to how you meet people. The old saying of “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” is repeated for a reason. When you meet someone, remind yourself “I need to make a good impression.” Shake hands with the person you’re meeting, unless physical positioning prevents it, such as with a receptionist sitting behind a desk. Introduce yourself by both first and last name, and explain why you’re there.

Someone in the lobby:

May I help you? You look like you’re waiting for someone. ...

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