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The Truth About Being a Successful Manager: The Essential Truths in 20 Minutes by Dr. Stephen P. Robbins

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TRUTH 2 Realistic job previews: what you see is what you get

Think back to the last time you went for a job interview. Once the interviewer got past asking you questions, how did she describe the job and organization? Most managers, when conducting employment interviews, almost exclusively focus on positive aspects. They talk about interesting work assignments, the camaraderie among coworkers, opportunities for advancement, great benefits, and the like. Even though managers typically know the downside of the job and the organization, they carefully avoid those topics. Why turn off a good job applicant by talking about negatives?

Managers who focus only on the positives are making ...

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