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A young college student preparing for his first job interview was advised by friends to exaggerate his work experience (he had none, other than the usual summertime jobs college students get). He was also advised to be serious, dour, sophisticated, and a lot of other things that he was not.

When he arrived for the interview, he was escorted to an office by a genial woman he assumed was a secretary. They began chatting and because she seemed so open and friendly, he decided he could find out about what the job involved by asking the secretary questions. The conversation went smoothly and after an hour, fear and trepidation had been replaced by enthusiasm about the position. He was about to ask some questions about the coming interview when the woman informed him that the job was his. The pleasant conversation had been the interview. The young man learned an important lessen: Be yourself.
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