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Monday, October 31, 2011

Competitive Edge Tips

In this competitive environment where the candidate pool for a position is filled with top-notch backgrounds, getting in the door for an interview is just the beginning. With clients scrutinizing all aspects of a candidate, it is the subtle, behavioral, soft skills that close the deal.

It is inevitable that at some point in the interviewing process, dining enters the mix; a lunch, a dinner, a reception. An interesting article on the front page of the Chicago Tribune’s Money & Real Estate section (October 9, 2011) written by Bill Daley presents the case for the importance of etiquette and table manners in landing the job---at any level from a new MBA to a CEO. Being able to comfortably juggle eating, using the correct fork and conversing presents a very polished image and puts people at ease and able to focus on the conversation.

Susan Rosenstein Executive Search Limited

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