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.