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What to Say in Every Job Interview: How to Understand What Managers are Really Asking and Give the Answers that Land the Job by Carole Martin

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CHAPTER 2

Can This Candidate Do the Job?

What Do You Have to Offer?

For many people the most challenging part of a job interview is being able to “brag”—to let the interviewer know what they have accomplished in the past. This is unfortunate because unless the interviewer gets to know you and what you are capable of doing, he or she won’t be able to know whether you are the right person for the job.

There needs to be a change in thinking here. First of all, talking about yourself in a job interview is not bragging; it’s informing. Unfortunately, when you are unwilling to talk about your accomplishments, you are putting the burden on the interviewer to dig through your résumé to find this information. And, guess what? Interviewers either won’t ...

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