Working Wounded: Keeping it Private

How would you describe your performance in your last job interview?
 
   I wouldn't have hired me, 9.4 percent
   Off the charts, 31.7 percent
   So, so, 58.8 percent

Winning Strategy

Our winning strategy for staying positive in a job interview comes from B.H. in New York, N.Y.:

"I always try to be myself in an interview. Sure, often you feel like you need to fit in, to dull some of your edges. But would you really want to work in a place that is attracted to that kind of person? I say go in to your interview as you, you just might be surprised at how they respond."

List of the Week

Look who's not talking … How executives communicate today

  Telephone, 13 percent (48 percent five years ago)
  Face to face meetings, 14 percent (24 percent five years ago)
  E-mail, 71 percent (27 percent five years ago)

From: OfficeTeam

Bob Rosner is a best-selling author, speaker and internationally syndicated columnist. His newest best-seller, "Gray Matters: The Workplace Survival Guide" (Wiley, 2004), is a business comic book that trades cynicism for solutions. Ask Bob a question: bob@workingwounded.com or http://graymattersbook.com.

ABCNEWS.com publishes a new Working Wounded column every Friday.

This work is the opinion of the columnist and in no way reflects the opinion of ABC News.

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