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Appearance. Performance skills. Confidence. All are winning – and attainable – traits that will help you land the job you want. You can acquire these skills by perusing Job Interviews For Dummies
. This revised edition incorporates a multitude of updates and covers all the bases in getting employers to say, You're the one!
Written for all job seekers – new entrants, midlevel people, very experienced individuals, and technical and non-technical job seekers – Job Interviews For Dummies is packed with the building blocks of show-stopping interviews. These range from strategies and techniques to sample dialogue and research tips. Interviewing for a job is kind of like a stage performance, and if you want metaphorical standing ovations, then follow the guidelines offered in these pages.
In this book, you'll explore the basics of interviewing, from how to dress to how to answer all sorts of questions – questions about you, your interest in the company, your experience, you education and training, your skills, your age, and questions they shouldn't ask but sometimes do anyway. You'll also uncover information about
- Practicing for your interview, and why it's so important
- Recognizing the mind games of job testing
- Wooing reviewers who give you references
- Identifying various interviewing scenarios you should expect
- Answering questions to sell yourself.
- Understanding the new interviewing technology, such as telephone interviews and video transmissions.
On the stress scale, interviewing for a job ranks with making speeches before a vegetable-throwing crowd. Stress is such a big issue that some interviewees take tranquilizers or beta blockers to reduce it. A better way exists: Master the job-interviewing process. Get the winning ways down pat, and you'll have a special kind of insurance the rest of your working days. This guide can help.
This book starts with the basics of what an interview should contain and then digs into how to research the organization, rehearse your presentation, how to dress to impress and how to anticipate and correctly answer the questions that might be asked in an interview. Cartoons.
The latest and greatest on the changing interview scene
The fun and easy way® to give a show-stopping interview and land the job you want
Whether you're fresh from the classroom, a prime-timer over 50 — or somewhere in between — this friendly, authoritative guide helps you outprepare the competition, overcome your fear of interviewing, and outrageously improve your interviewing success. You meet Internet video interviewing techniques and learn how to present yourself on a global scale. You get new advice on giving targeted responses, pinpointing the critical part of questions, and following up after the interview in this outstanding handbook of contemporary interview arts.
Discover how to:
Give the best answers tomake-or-break questions
Fit your qualifications to a job's requirements
Dress like an insider
Negotiate a better salary
Survive personality tests
Interview across cultures
This second edition includes examples, revised questions and information on the Internet, providing tools for that tough interview. It helps the reader to deal with tricky issues like lack of experience, inappropriate questions and unemployment, and negotiating a salary.
"Fresh. Fun. Up-to-date. Want a better job? Heres the best of the job interview books!"
Virginia Byrd, CEO, Career Balance
Grasp the 8 concepts thatll make you an interview star
"The answer to any job seekers prayers."
Gregory J. Walling, Partner, Walling, June & Associates Executive Recruiters
Do interviews make your mouth go dry and your stomach do flipflops? Relax! Now revised with new tips, new examples, and expanded coverage of Internet research tools, this friendly guide shows you step-by-step how to prepare for a "ShowStopper" interview and put on an Oscar-worthy performance thatll land you an offer.
Praise for Joyce Lain Kennedy
"The dean of careers journalists. . . . Her expansive knowledge . . . enables her to reach both the novice and experienced job seeker."
Robert J. Calvert Jr., Editor, Career Opportunities News
"If all new college graduates had a Joyce Lain Kennedy to guide them . . . there would certainly be fewer unfocused, frazzled, jobless people."
Dr. Drema K. Howard, Director, Career Resource Center, University of South Florida
"Joyce Lain Kennedy is at the top of her field."
Richard L. Knowdell, CEO, Career Planning and Adult Development Network
Discover how to:
- Research, rehearse, and get prepared
- Seize opportunities to sell yourself
- Handle tricky questions with flair
- Negotiate a great salary
- Shine in telephone and video interviews
- Avoid interview bloopers
Job interviews are crucial meetings that seal the deal on who gets hired. But, since the previous edition of Job Interviews for Dummies
was published, everything about the interview process has changed in ways you need to know about and get comfortable with beforehand.
This completely revised and updated 3rdEdition brings you fully up to speed with the latest technological changes, interview strategies, and negotiation techniques to help you give a show-stopping performance and land the job of your dreams. You learn the secrets of successful Internet video interviewing and find out how to present yourself on a global scale. And, you’ll get plenty of expert advice on giving targeted responses, pinpointing the critical parts of questions, and following up on the interview. In this outstanding handbook of contemporary interview arts, you’ll discover how to:
- Out-prepare the competition
- Overcome your fear of interviewing
- Ask smart questions about the job and the employer
- Give the best answers to make-or-break questions
- Fit your qualifications to the job’s requirements
- Dress like an insider
- Survive personality tests
- Interview across cultures
- Deliver a show-stopping interview performance
- Evaluate a job offer
- Negotiate a better salary
Whether you’re fresh from the classroom, a prime-timer over 50, or somewhere in between, Job Interviews For Dummies, 3rdEditiongets you up to speed fast on the skills and tools you need to land the job you want.
About the Author
Joyce Lain Kennedy
is America’s first nationally syndicated careers columnist. Her two-times-weekly column, CAREERS NOW, appears in newspapers and on Web sites across the land. In her four decades of advising readers — newbies, prime-timers, and those in-between — Joyce has received millions of letters inquiring about career moves and job search and has answered countless numbers of them in print.
Joyce is the author of seven career books, including Joyce Lain Kennedy’s Career Book(McGraw-Hill), Electronic Job Search Revolution, Electronic Resume Revolution, and Hook Up, Get Hired! The Internet Job Search Revolution(the last three published by Wiley). Job Interviews For Dummiesis one of a trio of job market books published under Wiley’s wildly popular For Dummiesbranded imprint. The others are Resumes For Dummiesand Cover Letters For Dummies.
Writing from Carlsbad, California, a San Diego suburb, the country’s bestknown careers columnist is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. Contact Joyce at email@example.com.
Table of Contents
What Is a ShowStopper in Job Interviewing?
Dummies Here. Dummies There. Dummies, Dummies Everywhere.
What's in This Book.
Icons Used in This Book.
Staging Your Own Production.
Part I: ShowStopper Interviews Win You the Part.
Chapter 1: Interviews Are Drama.
Chapter 2: A Chorus Line of Interviewing Styles.
Part II: SuperStars Research and Rehearse.
Chapter 3: Research Frames Your Performance.
Chapter 4: Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse.
Chapter 5: Costuming for the Role.
Chapter 6: Getting Psyched for the Screen Test.
Chapter 7: Lining Up Your Credits.
Part III: Powerful Performance Prompters.
Chapter 8: Scenarios to Expect.
Chapter 9: Questions You Ask -- and When.
Chapter 10: Getting Paid What You're Worth.
Part IV: Technology Makes an Entrance.
Chapter 11: Telephone Interviewing: A Growth Industry.
Chapter 12: Say Hello to Video Online Interviews.
Chapter 13: Special Tips for Camera Closeups.
Part V: Rave Answers to Interview Questions.
Chapter 14: Now, Tell Me about Yourself.
Chapter 15: Questions about the Job and the Company.
Chapter 16: Questions about Skills.
Chapter 17: Questions about Experience.
Chapter 18: Questions about Your Education and Training.
Chapter 19: Questions about Your Age.
Chapter 20: Questions about Special Issues.
Chapter 21: Upstaging Inappropriate Questions.
Chapter 23: When You're Offered the Part.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 24: Ten Interviewer Personality Types.
Chapter 25: Tens of Interview Lines That Never Made History.
Chapter 26: Ten Odd Interviews.
An Audition Is Like a Job Interview.
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