Interviewing is a critical part of getting the career you want. You may be well-versed in resume writing, have well-rehearsed answers and great academic credentials and maybe even the required experience, but in today’s highly competitive global environment, landing your desired job requires more than academics and experience.
According to a study conducted by Harvard, Stanford and Carnegie Learning Institute your success in business is attributed:
- 15% to your technical skills
- 85% to your interpersonal skills
Based on this study, 85% percent of your success will be based on your social skills, interpersonal skills, people skills or what I term “polish.” If polish is so important then how much time have you spent on this skill? The skill of polish is the silent skill set that you can’t list on the resume, but can provide the determining advantage in an interview.
If you are interested in learning more about creating your excellence advantage and applying it to get into the profession you desire, then this information may be of value to you.