Job Seekers, Take Heart -- and Control

Interviewing can be a grueling process, but attitude matters a lot. Start by seeing every rejection as an opportunity to learn

I get lots of mail from job seekers, and I'm always happy to help if I can. A typical white-collar job search has become so sophisticated, with so many twists and turns and overlapping issues, that it's nice to have more than one person (besides the job seeker) interpreting the data. For instance, someone just wrote me: "What did the hiring manager mean when he shook my hand and said, 'So glad to have met you'? Did he mean we won't be talking again?"

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