Hiring Companies Should Show the Love

Companies will never like you better than the day they offer you a job, so if you sense hesitation or worse, watch out

American business folklore is full of stories of people who started in the company mailroom and ended up as CEO. These are great (though perhaps apocryphal) stories, because they show that brains, determination, and pluck can outstrip formal schooling. Even if the actual instances of mailroom-to-boardroom ascendancy are one in a million, it's pleasant to think that somewhere out there is a person pushing a mail cart or answering phones who will one day run the company.

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