Nail the Job Interview!: 101 Dynamite Answers to Interview Questions

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Interviews don't just count-they count the most. Regardless of how well you write resumes and letters, conduct research, and network for job leads, you simply must do well in the face-to-face job interview if you are to get the job offer. But conducting an effective interview is easier said than done. Your initial surge of joy in getting the interview may quickly turn into a case of sweaty palms, dry mouth, churning stomach, and wobbly knees.

No more, say Drs. Caryl and Ron ...

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Overview

Interviews don't just count-they count the most. Regardless of how well you write resumes and letters, conduct research, and network for job leads, you simply must do well in the face-to-face job interview if you are to get the job offer. But conducting an effective interview is easier said than done. Your initial surge of joy in getting the interview may quickly turn into a case of sweaty palms, dry mouth, churning stomach, and wobbly knees.

No more, say Drs. Caryl and Ron Krannich, two of America's leading career experts. Using an employer-centered approach, you want to nail the job interview by being prepared to respond well to critical interview questions. You do this by anticipating questions, considering thoughtful and compelling answers, focusing on your accomplishments, asking intelligent questions, and handling the interview situation with ease and confidence. If you know how to communicate well with employers, both verbally and nonverbally, you should be able to conduct a dynamite job interview that results in a job offer.

Here's the book that reveals the inside story to conducting effective job interviews. Outlining the whole interview process, from preparation to close and follow-up, the authors provide sound advice on how to: avoid making 40 common interview errors, apply 45 key principles to the job interview situation, develop winning answers to 101 important questions, deal with personality, motivation, education, and salary, respond to negative questions with positive answers, communicate positive nonverbal messages, handle behavioral questions confidently, ask 30 key questions about the job and the employer. Filled with useful tips and examples, including ahandy checklist of 101 frequently asked questions, this book can make the difference between being accepted or rejected for the job. Don't leave for your next job interview without first reviewing this sage advice on what you need to do to nail the job interview and get the job!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570232657
  • Publisher: Impact Publications VA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition description: 6th Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


No More Sweaty Palms!     1
Prepare to Show Your Fitness     1
Anticipate Becoming a Winner     2
Turn That Interview Into a Job Offer     2
Know Who Really Gets Hired     3
Will You Nail It or Be Nailed?     4
Focus on Exchanging Useful Information     6
Prepare to Communicate Your "Best Self"     8
Prepare to Both Answer and Ask Questions     9
Create Your Own Interview Power     9
Avoid Easy But Troubling Temptations     13
Become Resource Rich     13
Make Your Interview Count the Most!     14
Different Interview Types and Techniques     15
Encounter Numerous Interview Variables     15
Goals and Expectations of Interviewers     18
Goals and Expectations of Interviewees     19
Prepare for Two Types of Interview     20
Informational Interviews and Goals     20
Employment Interview Formats     21
Handling Several Formats     28
Avoiding Pitfalls of Different Interview Settings     29
Expect Varied Questioning Techniques     31
Anticipate Stress Interviews     33
Expect Probing Behavioral Questions     34
Testing Through Situational Interviews     36
Basic Interview Structure     37
Red Flags You Should Newer Raise!     40
Mistakes Employers Make     40
40 Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make     41
Focus on Behavior and the Internet     54
Useful Interview Prep Resources     51
45 Key Principles for Interview Success     57
Different Interview Goals     57
Principles and Strategies for Success     58
Interview Preparation Principles     58
Interviewing Principles     67
After the Interview - Follow-Up     77
Prepare Well for the Interview     79
Prepare for the Interview     80
Assess Strengths and Relate to Employers' Needs     80
Gather Relevant Employment Information     81
Prepare for the Verbal Interchange     82
Remember Nonverbal Messages     85
Organize Logistics     85
Smart Answers to Interview Questions     87
Seven Distinct Interview Phases     87
Issues and Concerns Facing Interviewers     89
Different Ways to Answer Questions     92
Questions and Answers     100
Illegal Questions      139
Give Yourself a Nonverbal Advantage     143
The Nonverbal Edge     143
Project a Winning Image     144
Powerful Images for Men     144
Dynamite Images for Women     146
Let Nervousness Work for You     147
Project Composure     148
Project Dynamism With Enthusiasm     149
Project Class and Competence     150
Questions You Should Ask     152
Ask Informative Questions That Impress     152
Questions About the Company     153
Questions About the Job     155
Questions About the Work Environment     156
Questions to Close the Interview     157
Questions About Salary and Benefits     158
Questions About Relocation     160
The Art of Effective Follow Up     161
It's Not Over Until It's Over     161
Keep the Process Going     162
Follow-Up Means You Follow Through     163
Formulate Your Answers to 101 Key Questions     168
Prepare for 101 Key Questions     168
Personality and Motivation     169
Education and Training     170
Experience and Skills     171
Career Goals     172
Why You Want This Job     172
Unexpected Questions     173
Behavior- and Situation-Based Questions     174
Always Ask Questions     175
Index     176
The Authors     179
Career Resources     180
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