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Hi Eric, what are factors that can set a candidate apart in the interview if he/she doesn’t have a prestigious background (past employer or university)? Also,how do you overcome anxiety in the moment?

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Hi Eric, thanks for your time. I would also be interested to know how to set yourself apart piggybaking on consultant's question. Thanks

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Being able to show functional knowledge, problem solving skills and impact, regardless of where you’ve been. For me, my anxiety gets trumped by my wanting to “win” so I kinda know it’s there and just push through it. Being more self aware can also help. Pay attention to your heart rate and take a deep breath when you feel it creeping up or notice you’re taking short, gasping breaths. It doesn’t have to be super audible just enough to regain control/focus. I’ve used this more in difficult meetings than interviews but think it can still apply

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