Lose the resume, land the job


Contrary to us mere mortals top executive search consultants have sat through hundreds of job interviews. Therefore it is worth listening, when Gary Burnison, top headhunter and CEO at Korn Ferry, suggests how to prepare for a successful job hunt and to “Lose the Resume, Land the Job”.*

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