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Interview tips – show your CEO qualities

by Career Times

An executive interview can be very different from those for general positions. It’s usually conducted in a more "relaxed", conversational style, instead of Q&A. So, an ability to hold a conversation and keep your interviewers engaged in it is crucial. Here are a few things that might help you to win that CEO job.

  • It is very important that you look your interviewers in the eye
  • Say how you feel about the company in the most straightforward and critical manner possible, don’t hold back
  • Whatever you say, be brief and specific (no storytelling)
  • Avoid starting every sentence with “I think” or “Actually” or both
  • Do not hesitate to open a discussion (to get your interviewers interested)
  • Don’t be afraid to talk back
  • Show a keen interest in the company and the industry
  • Offer business insights from an outsider’s point of view
  • Avoid touching your face or your hair
  • Show initiative and sensitivity to business issues

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