This article was originally published on U.S. News & World Report.
With the campaign to see who will be the next president of the United States now well under way, President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney are currently in the midst of the world’s toughest job interview. The prospective employer (i.e., the American public) is known for putting its candidates through the ringer. After all, the job itself is no cakewalk. The interview process is rigorous for a reason.
While most of us won’t experience anything near this level of intensity in our own job-search efforts, we can still learn quite a bit from watching the candidates as they make their way through the process of trying to get the country’s most important job.