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Interview Prepping


I helped a candidate prepare for an interview a few years ago, while training one of our new recruiters.

Out of the blue, this candidate reached back to me yesterday, he’s interviewing for a position with a different company.

Not through SCN – Search Consulting Network.

But he asked for assistance in preparing for the interview anyway.

Sure, I’ll help.

Here’s my best advice regarding modern interviewing.

Show a progression of proof when explaining something about yourself.

i.e. I designed XYZ Product.
Here it is on my resume.
Here is a copy of my design.
Here is the letter of congrats I got from success in designing this product.

i.e. I increased sales by 10% last year.
Here it is on my resume.
Here is a copy of my sales detail report showing this increase.
Here is the A+ performance review I received from this accomplishment.

Casualness has replaced professionalism in business.

So don’t be casual.

Stand out, by being professional.

Professional beats casual 10/10 on my scorecard.

Show your worth … with proof.

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Make it a great day, everyone!

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Jim Guerrera

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Jim Guerrera

Jim Guerrera, Managing Director, founded SCN in 2000. Jim is primarily responsible for the development of the leaders at SCN, strategic planning, the hiring and development of company associates, culture leadership, core value leadership, sales le...

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