CEB: Hunting for "Jazzed" Hires

You won't impress Corporate Executive Board by just rattling off stats. Instead, show how your future melds with the company's

Wendy Person is the senior director of Washington. D.C., talent management at Corporate Executive Board (EXBD ), which provides best practices research, decision support tools, and executive education to major U.S. companies. The 20-year-old outfit went public six years ago and has enjoyed more than 25% annual revenue growth ever since. Of the 130 newly minted MBAs who had first-round interviews at CEB in 2004, only 23 snagged positions. In addition, CEB hired 30 MBAs with one or more years of experience.

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