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Epiphanies in the Real World: How What I Knew to Be True Has Been Dispelled

Below is installment #2 of three in "Epiphanies in the Real World: How What I Knew to Be True Has Been Dispelled."

Before: Being a great team player = supporting your colleagues in their success

After: Being a great team player = setting up your colleagues for success

Nearly 100% of the time I ask a candidate in an interview to describe a time they learned to work in a team, the candidate will launch into a story about an experience in

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Epiphanies in the Real World: How What I Knew to Be True Has Been Dispelled

Below is installment #1 of three in "Epiphanies in the Real World: How What I Knew to Be True Has Been Dispelled."

Before: Hard work makes results

Now: Smart work makes results

From five years old to the final five minutes of my last exam, the path to success was defined in a very clear way: hard work. If at first I didn't succeed, I tried again. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

I recall the

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Happily Ever After

What's "happily ever after" to a college student? For most, landing a job. After roughly sixteen years of toiling over books, exams, papers, and projects, the elusive end of the tunnel has finally come into sight as students begin their senior year.

Yet for some reason, college students are convinced that the key to landing a job is what they do during the recruitment sweet spot; namely, the summer before their senior year and the subsequent fall. We’re talking

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