7. In the Arena: Mastering the Interview

What makes an interview a success? Of course, chemistry and qualifications, but it’s so much more involved and rigorous as a process. Some people are blessed with impeccable social skills and the ability to appear comfortable “winging it” in virtually any situation. Then there are the rest of us...mere mortals.

Good timing and delivery go a long way in making an initial positive impression. Organizations often look for that talent early on in getting to know a candidate, and they use that information to assess how we land on our feet. Clearly, this sort of evaluation is critical if you work in a role that requires stronger-than-average people skills such as institutional sales, investment banking, or ...

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