Bagging the Job In an ‘Ultracompetitive’ Market

Sherry R. Brickman, a partner at executive-search firm Martin Partners LLC, told the Wall Street Journal about a candidate who recently impressed her with excellent preparation.

The WSJ article, entitled The Interview That’ll Bag a Job, focused on today’s “ultracompetitive” job market and the winning/losing tactics that some candidates are trying.

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Brickman said her candidate, who successfully interviewed (and was hired) for an executive post at a midsize industrial manufacturer, “knew the company’s product line and what markets it was already in…he clearly and effectively explained how he could cut costs, increase sales, and expand market share based on what he’d done in his current job.”

Elaine Rigoli has nearly 15 years of experience managing content and community for various B2B and consumer websites. Elaine has written thousands of business and technology articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and eWeek, among other publications.

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