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Super Secrets of the Successful Jobseeker: Everything you need to know about finding a job in difficult times by Simon Gray

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Chapter 1: Attack From the High Ground

We’ve all seen the movies where the army general arrives at the battleground early to pick the best spot from which to launch the attack. Setting up camp at the top of a hill with the sun behind you makes it harder for your adversary to reach you and easier for you to launch the full force of your attack on your enemy. Attacking from the high ground is important to the jobseeker too – the high ground here is your mental state.

I’ve interviewed many people looking for a job over the years and they tend to fall into two categories. Let’s take a look at Bill and Bob, two purely fictional – but typical – characters:

Bill is positive, motivated and driven, but just needs guidance in a few areas. He asks ...

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