Well known fact: If two job candidates are about equally qualified and equally skilled in interviewing, but one of them conveys more enthusiasm–more passion, to use the current jargon–that’s the one who will get the job. But not everyone knows how to show enthusiasm in a job interview.
As an interview coach I’ve worked with many job seekers who initially said nothing about enjoying their work, loving their occupation, or being excited about anything. Most of these job seekers, I knew, felt passionate about their work; they just weren’t bringing it into their interviewing.
Often these were people in scientific or engineering professions, but not always.
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