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When interviewing for a decision-making position, the right preparation is indispensable. Usually, you will need to provide more in-depth answers than for management or director-level opportunities. One of the most valued qualities that employers look for is a candidate’s aptitude to establish a strategic perspective, closely shadowed by his or her business acumen, and a comprehensive viewpoint. Make sure you offer sufficient confirmation that you can bring all of this and more to the table during a C-level interview. Frequently senior executives under perform in interviews by overstating their career history and development, rather than concentrating on the influence they have had on organizations and the lessons that they have learned. To deliver your worth as a potential leader, communicate your management style, organizational vision, principles, and ethics. It is important to stress the “soft” skills, counting your emotional intelligence and leadership style. Be prepared to dig deep into your capabilities –...

Your resume is stellar, and you've written what has to be the best cover letter ever. You’re ecstatic—but not surprised—when the phone rings and you’re asked to come in for an interview. And while this step of the process is no cake walk, you've practiced your elevator pitch, gone through the hard questions, and checked off your interview prep check-list, and you think you’re ready. But not so fast. After checking all of those big things off your list, it’s important to think about the little ones. Truth is, interviewers pay attention to everything from the words you say to the shoes on your feet, and the tiniest of details could take you out of the running, without you even realizing it. Obviously, you can never know exactly what little things your interviewer will notice or care about, but there are a few “big” little things that you can easily address to help your...