5 Ways to Score March Madness Points at the Office

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By Vicki Salemi

It's that time of year again! The NCAA tournament is in full swing (or, shall we say, full swoosh?), and there are a few ways to make it work to your advantage in the in the office – even if you don't have a clue who's still in it.

1. Read the headlines. If you have an interview scheduled during March Madness, do your homework! It doesn't take long to peruse the box scores and see who's still in the tournament and who was recently upset. Leverage the small talk part of your interview by touching on this topic. Chances are, current events like this national tournament will come up, so you won't want to be left in the dark.

That said, be careful to steer clear of any potential hot buttons, like major rivalries. Become Switzerland with your approach. Sure, it's OK to demonstrate passion for a specific team, but don't bad-mouth anyone else in the process.