Dear Experts, I went on a second interview today and found out I beat out 9 candidates and am the finalist for a job. However, an employee just referred someone and they feel obligated to bring this person because there is a referral fee program at the company. What can I do to stay in the lead and get this job! My interviews are done, so I have no way of finding out how the other person compares. Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:Q#333 I would follow up and reiterate my interest in the position. There isn't much else you can do. This happens alot. (@gradversity) Q#333 Stay in contact, and make sure you've sent a thank you detailing how well you'd fit. (@beneubanks) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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There are misconceptions about every job. And the longer you stay in the same line of work, the more misconceptions you'll hear from those not familiar with what you do. Executives in particular have had many years to discover the misconceptions about their work.

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