So we’re at the end of another year, and you know what that means: no, not holiday parties, not New Year’s celebrations, and not even making fun of AJ or consultants (though all of those sound more fun than being buried in snow – my current state).
I’m talking about reader Q&A, which makes its return today.
This time around, we’ll critique a few “stories” from readers, answer the never-ending networking questions that roll in, and I’ll even respond to the usual criticism, complaints, and hateful comments that arrive like clockwork – and give you a preview of what’s coming next year.
Your “story” is the most important part of any interview, but 99% of interviewees make the same mistakes over and over again.
In dozens of mock interviews and real interviews, I’ve never heard a spectacular “story” on the first try, though some of them have been decent-to-good.
So we’ll have some fun here and look at everything from “pretty good but needs work” stories to ones that just aren’t working.
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