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The Communication Book by Emma Ledden

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Communicating to get that job

STEP 1 Know the purpose

Job interviews are the one great equaliser among us. We all have to do them.

No matter our age, experience or background, they shake us to our very core. Who does not lie awake at night wondering how to answer that question: ‘What is your biggest weakness?’. Aaaaaaaaaggghhhhh!

So let’s start with the basics.

What is the job of a job interview?

The job of a job interview is to find the right person for the job.

You have 10 candidates who all want the job and all think they are the right person.

The job interview is the filtering process each candidate must go through.

These 10 candidates must prove they are the right person for the job. The onus is on the candidate and not the interviewer. ...

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