Few of us have ever experienced anything like the current job market. Millions of jobs have disappeared, and everyone from experienced executives to newly minted college graduates are facing the toughest environment in decades. Which is why top-notch interview skills are more important than ever. Top Notch Interviews teaches job seekers at any level, from all industries and professions, the author's proven technique to increase interview success. Even if you are the most qualified candidate, have the perfect resume, and possess the perfect background, you may still lose the job if you lack interviewing skills. Top Notch Interviews is organized in easy-to-digest segments that will show you: -Tips for confidently answering questions with an easy-to remember method.-How to identify the phases of the interview and formulate your responses accordingly.-How to avoid common pitfalls that eliminate the majority of candidates.-How to navigate through the pursuit phase including thank-you notes, follow-up, negotiations, and acceptance. Dramatically boost your chances of winning your next interview and get the job you want using Top Notch Interviews.
Increasingly, employers today are using a tough new kind of interview to evaluate candidates and determine how well they think on their feet. To be successful in these new competency-based interviews, job seekers must be prepared with situation-specific examples that highlight the accomplishments, knowledge, and abilities they have that employers need. Featuring a plethora of sample questions?and winning answers?this book is organized by the five core competencies most interviewers are looking for:? Individual responsibility (decisiveness, independence, flexibility, career goals)? Managerial skills (leadership, delegation, strategic planning)? Motivational factors (ambition, initiative)? Analytical skills (problem solving, attention to detail)? People skills (teamwork, communication, customer service) This indispensable guide features fill-in-the-blank exercises readers can use to prepare themselves to demonstrate sought-after competencies and wow potential employers. It?s a powerful book no job seeker should be without.
Although it is fundamental to getting any job, the interview is still an experience most professionals dread. The fears of losing face, drying up and ultimately failing to get the job can lead to nervousness and low confidence. In this book, Jenny Rogers offers practical advice on research and preparation, giving guidance on how to behave during the whole selection process and present your skills and experience in a relevant manner. Handling the preliminaries and the actual interview - from personal presentation to asking questions - and what to do when you are offered the job are also examined.
When Dr. Phil's viewers need help turning their job search woes into employment success, he calls in Tony Beshara. One of the most successful placement professionals in the United States, Beshara knows what works and what doesn't. In The Job Search Solution, he outlines the simple yet powerful system that has helped over 100,000 people land jobs they love. Now, in a completely updated second edition, Beshara addresses the major challenges that confront candidates seeking employment today.
An updated job hunter's handbook explains how to prepare for a job interview and present the right appearance, suggests ways to answer frequently asked questions, and tells how to decide if you really want the job and the proper ways of following up.
"How acting a little crazy and thinking outside of the box can get you the job you want. Ever hear of a job candidate stretching out on the interviewer's floor to fill out an application? Or an applicant who sees nothing wrong with texting during the interview? Securing a job interview is a golden opportunity. The crazy-bad behavior described above will not net a job offer. Crazy Good Interviewing shows readers that crazy-good behavior, however, can make an applicant stand out favorably in a sea of mediocrity. Take the candidate who created a keynote presentation on his iPad to show what he could bring to the job or the one who created a DVD highlighting her abilities. Crazy Good Interviewing is a book geared toward those who are looking for work in this tough economy. Addresses how slightly eccentric behaviors can tip the scales in the applicant's favor Delves into how to access your three key strengths, how to use body language effectively, how to prepare a five-sentence history that builds a bridge to the interviewer, and more. Turn just plain crazy into crazy-good, and land the job at your next interview."-- Provided by publisher.
Annotation Be prepared to answer the most relevant interview questions and land the jobProgrammers are in demand, but to land the job, you must demonstrate knowledge of those things expected by today's employers. Thisguide sets you up for success. Not only does it provide 160 of the most commonly asked interview questions and model answers, but it also offers insight into the context and motivation of hiring managers in today's marketplace. Written by a veteran hiring manager, this book is a comprehensive guide for experienced and first-time programmers alike. A bonus smartphone app also helps you prepare. Provides insight into what drives the recruitment process and how hiring managers thinkCovers both practical knowledge and recommendations for handling the interview processFeatures 160 actual interview questions, including some related to code samples that are available for download on a companion websiteIncludes information on landing an interview, preparing a cheat-sheet for a phone interview, how to demonstrate your programming wisdom, and moreAce the Programming Interview, like the earlier Wiley bestseller Programming Interviews Exposed, helps you approach the job interview with the confidence that comes from being prepared.
A guide to stunning your interviewer with perfect answers to stumping questions In today's competitive job market, a stellar interview lends you an edge over the competition, which can make or break your chances at a new career. Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies, 2nd Edition teaches you how to perform professionally and productively under stressful interview conditions. With this handy guide, you'll learn to breeze through tricky questions and accentuate your most impressive qualities. This updated second edition features a ten-step guide to having a great interview, ten tips for projecting confidence, ten techniques for trouble-shooting your job search, 200 tough sample interview questions with detailed advice and model answers, proven strategies to combat nerves, and guidelines for perfecting your social media presence and handling questions that may arise from an online search. There is no need to enter an interview feeling unprepared with this guide by your side. Rob Yeung's holistic approach helps you make a positive first impression Shows you how to prepare to answer questions regarding your online presences (and how to avoid embarrassing search results) Provides essential preparation so that you can familiarize yourself with tricky questions before embarking on the stressful interviewing process Whether you're an entry-level worker or a mid-level professional, Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies prepares you to blow the competition away with your poised and professional responses.
This is the classic guide to acing any interview-updated with critical skills for networking, video interviewing, and researching companies. Great Answers, Great Questions For Your Job Interview prepares you to answer the trickiest questions and make yourself stand out from the competition. From pre-interview research to follow-up calls, the authors walk you through every step of the process and provide powerful advice on customizing your resume for any position. Includes worksheets and exercises that help you practice your responses to interview questions new: how to land an interview through smart networking, researching a company before the interview, and following up afterwards on LinkedIn and other social media sites; new: preparing for a video interview on Skype; new: tips on salary negotiation; new: techniques for creating a "culture match" with a potential employer; and new: essential information on role playing. Jay A. Block is the cofounder of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC). He developed a groundbreaking career management and empowerment program for the Workforce Development System nationwide, the U.S. Department of Labor, and other leading career and employment-related organizations. Michael Betrus is a sales director by trade, having conducted hundreds of interviews and hires, and a career seminar leader for students on campuses nationwide.
This is the guide to living life on your terms. It's tough landing that first job out of school and starting your climb up the professional ladder in such an uncertain world. In Knock 'em Dead Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers, you will learn how to climb the ladder of success and get what you want out of life. You'll learn how to: -Develop social networks that deliver results for the new professional you -Build a resume that gets you interviews -Complete your job search in record time with a killer plan of attack -Turn job interviews into job offers and paychecks -Build a professional brand that delivers credibility -Bring your entrepreneurial dreams to life. Working your way through the proven job search and interview strategies from the inimitable Martin Yate, you'll gradually discover a blueprint for professional success. You'll immediately begin to make sense of the world of work, start your career on the right foot, and gain access to the corporate inner circle and win promotions way ahead of your college peers. You can get what you want out of life, and live a meaningful life on your terms you just have to learn how to do it. In Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers, you'll develop a practical career plan that puts you in control, with commonsense strategies that really can bring your dreams to life. You need never be unemployed, never be without income streams. In short, you can score the job you want and learn to survive and prosper over the long haul with a brand new approach to professional success that always put you first. How will you guide your professional destiny?
Lots of books tell you to pursue your dreams. This one tells you exactly how to bring them to life. Knock 'em Dead: Secrets & Strategies is a unique integration of job search tactics and long-term career management strategy; it gives you everything you need to take control of your job search, career, and professional destiny. New York Times bestseller Martin Yate, CPC, takes you on a journey of discovery that can change the trajectory of your professional life forever. Starting with proven strategies for winning your next job, he tells you how to successfully navigate the twists and turns of a long work life and integrate multiple career paths. Whether your concern is resumes, job search, turning interviews into offers, job security, climbing the ladder of success, choosing or changing careers, pursuing your dreams, or owning your own business, Knock 'em Dead: Secrets & Strategies gives you a unique blueprint for success. You get straight talk and practical tactics for achieving professional success from the inimitable Martin Yate, plus additional commentary from thirty of America's smartest headhunters and career management minds! Job search and career management in a time of such uncertainty have never been more challenging, Knock 'em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for Success gives you a practical blueprint for success: everything you need to take control of your job search, career, and life. This is a chance to get what you want out of life to live life on your terms. Your future starts today: are you going to wish or plan for a successful life?
One of America's top recruiters, who has helped nearly 10,000 people successfully find positions, tells you exactly what interviewers want to hear. Each of his 400 ready-to-use phrases sends a subtle but memorable message that you are the right person for the job - competent, likable, a good fit. From initial email contact through face-to-face interview and follow-up conversations, these perfect phrases help you highlight your skills, strengths, and experience; make a great impression at the crucial interview opening and close; score high on the likability factor; eliminate any lingering concerns about your work history; and help you negotiate a strong job offer, and more.