Often when folks don't get a job, they wonder why. The attached article shed some light on the value of building rapport and small talk before candidates even begin their interview. This could be the moments prior to the interview when they introduce themselves and shake hands with BOE members.
Doing homework on the BOE members backgrounds (often found on websites) and the district's financial and academic performance is a good way to make a connection. It can be the difference between success and failure, according to research.
- Chris Mohr
"How to Build Instant Rapport in an Interview" by Sue Shellenbarger. Published in The Wall Street Journal.
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