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Listen to this scenario, devise your interview strategy and then we will “compare notes” on Thursday. Think about the stories/examples you will use to communicate your value in a compelling, memorable way.

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You are ready for the next step in your career.  The market leader in your field is recruiting for a perfect position — a higher level title, expanded scope of responsibility, and an increase in base salary.

As luck would have it, you have a good LinkedIn contact working at that company who provides you with some excellent job search intel. Here is what you learn:

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As luck would have it, you have a good LinkedIn contact working at that company who provides you with some excellent job search intel. Here is what you learn:

  • Your contact knows the recruiter.  She says the competition will be fierce, the best of the best. 
  • Differentiating yourself from other applicants will be paramount.
  • This employer values previous work experience, including jobs you held while in school and summer internships.
  • They are drawn to creative thinkers who can demonstrate their ability to think out of the box and hit their performance targets.
  • You must demonstrate you can lead talented colleagues, building strong collaborative relationships.

What are you going to say?  What stories will you tell to win this position?