It’s a good idea to reflect about Honest Abe on the occasion of his birthday today because our sixteenth President has passed along some great advice. One of Lincoln’t sayings is about the importance of preparing for whatever tasks lie ahead of you:
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
Abe’s quote certainly applies to job interviews. It’s the reason why you need to spend twice as much time preparing for an interview than the time spent at the interview.
You’ll find several posts here on Your Career service.com that will help you get ready for interviewing by following these links—Learn to prepare for tricky interview questions…The easiest way to prepare for an interview…More about how to prepare for a job interview.
If you work hard to land interviews but don’t prepare for them, you won’t get job offers.
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RANDY PLACE is a job finding strategist and author of Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach.