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Job Interviews, With No Drama

It’s showtime.

That bit of self-talk job seekers use to pump themselves up may actually hurt far more than it helps. The danger is they go into an interview as if they’re auditioning for a Broadway play and end up flubbing their lines with a bad case of stage fright.

According to Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison's new book, Lose the Resume, Land the Job, it’s time to “drop the cue cards and relax!”—life-changing advice he gave to one job seeker during a chance encounter at a Starbucks. Based on research and experience at a firm that has placed millions over several decades, Burnison explains how career success comes from making an authentic connection. Here is the third in a series of interviews on his thoughts. 

Watch more Lose the Resume, Land the Job videos:

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  • Gary Burnison

    Chief Executive Officer

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