|9 Rules to Stay in the Game!|
Rule # 1 Never answer a question you don’t understand.
Rule # 2 When an interviewer asks you a question, figure out the purpose behind the question and then answer accordingly.
Rule # 3 Do not answer any question in a self-deprecating way.
Rule # 4 Exhibit a positive and appropriate attitude, manner, and energy level for the corporate culture in which you are interviewing.
Rule # 5 Learn to listen to what’s being said, and for what’s not being said.
Rule # 6 Get comfortable with silence. If the interviewer has stopped talking, don’t fill the void unless you have something meaningful to say that will help your candidacy.
Rule # 7 Sell what they’re buying!
Rule #8 Identify any skeleton(s) in your past and prepare an answer that puts it in its best light.
Rule #9 Never, never, never wing it!
Bonus Rule: Don’t ignore these Rules!
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