Job Interview Tips From Movies

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The Shining (1980) Writer and future homicidal maniac Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) hopes to become the caretaker of Colorado's Overlook Hotel during its winter lull. Rangel says: “Mr. Torrance could have benefited from pre-interview research. Today you couldn't get away with not knowing the predecessor-slaughtered-his-family story before going on the interview. But he assuages the hiring manager's concern very quickly by indicating the cabin-fever-like conditions will be fine with him and his family. Doing that is key when presented with possible challenges outlined by the prospective employer.”