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How do you stand out during interviews when the vast majority of candidates have a similar background? Starting to feel like the kid who didn't get picked for the team.

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I would say that you should compliment them on little things (like "I like your tie"), ask them what they're up to durinig th weekend, make small talk etc

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Show you are interested in the company. I interviewed way too many people who couldn't even name a couple of deals we did, but were very keen to work at my firm. Takes a few minutes to google and makes a lot of difference.

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