Job Interview Tips From Movies

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You, Me and Dupree (2006) Owen Wilson plays — surprise, surprise — a whimsical free spirit with a heart of gold who's determined to find a job so he can quit mooching off his newlywed best friend. Rangel says: “Be honest about what you want out of your job — no need to say you're a workhorse if you don’t want to be a workhorse. People make themselves unhappy in a job nowadays by accepting work they don't want while pretending to be someone they’re not. Dupree also expresses his aversion to work in a positive way, and radiates energy with the unique phrases, ‘I am a people person.’ and ‘I absolutely insist on enjoying life.’ He’s also very clear about his strengths. Telling the employer you’re ‘task-oriented’ will help the hiring manager place you in the correct position.”