I once told a friend that after every interview, I always assume I’ll get the job. It’s true. I leave thinking, “All righty…I wonder when they’ll want me to start?”Now, before you conclude that I’m the most arrogant person on Earth, let me explain. I have indeed landed every job I’ve ever applied for, but not because I am the greatest, most gifted professional ever to step foot into the workforce. Instead, my success has always been the result of one simple factor: preparedness (combined with a fair amount of luck, too).
I am the classic Type A over-achiever. My barely average SAT scores, below-average GRE scores and other standardized tests always proved what I already knew: I got good grades in school not because I’m naturally smart, but because I studied. A lot.
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