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Sun Tzu and the Art of Interviewing

March 18, 2014
Philip Carrigan In the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu wrote that every battle is won before it is fought. Interviewing is not a battle, but there are certain principles, such as preparation, that need to be considered in both. The…

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