The reality is, most candidates lose any chance at a job offer by making costly, yet avoidable mistakes. Even mature, savvy professionals like you!
You have more at stake, and may assume because of your advanced experience, some of the common-sense expectations of how to conduct yourself during an interview don’t apply to you.
You may even think that because you’ve been in the hiring executive’s position so often, conducting the interview, that one look at your resume and they’ll be tripping over themselves to hire you.
If you don’t know why you’d hire you, neither will they.
Convey your passion and link your strengths to measurable results. Employers and interviewers love concrete data.
Most hiring managers interview a lot of people. So many that they generally have to go back to their notes to remember candidates - the exception being candidates with a strong hook. Sometimes these hooks are how people dress or their personality, but the best hook is a strong story that's work-related.
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