How to gain an edge when a job opportunity arises


Even with the economy in recovery mode, finding a job can be brutal. An average of 250 people apply for every corporate job opening. Scarier still, 80 per cent of resumes are rejected within 11 seconds.

Given those odds, it’s imperative that you impress the big boss when you finally land an interview. Although I’ve handed off the hiring duties to my company president and HR team, I’m still involved in the hiring process for many of our leaders.

From almost 30 years of leafing through resumes and sitting through interviews, here are my tips for standing out to a CEO and getting the offer of your dreams.

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