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It is your guide to handling job applications and interviews in ways that will increase your chances of being hired by your employer of choice. It includes information on making a good initial impression, identifying likely interview questions, and preparing winning responses. The "50-Minute series is a collection of over 200 books that have a common goal—a simple, direct, self-study approaches to topics. Designed to be brief and highly interactive, "50-Minute Books offer a single-minded approach to developing the skills needed in today's workplace. The promise is in the name, the books can be read in one or two evenings, or in one concentrated sitting. The "50-Minute Books in this catalog have helped millions of readers to understand the changing needs of the workplace and to find the ways to grow, adapt, and develop new skills at their own pace. Because these are books that describe and teach the fundamental and specialized skills people need today to succeed, individuals will seek them out. Managers will look here for help too—the businesses in any sizeable community often spend more on training people, and teaching them new skills, than the average school district spends on educating children. Crisp is a familiar name in the business marketplace, and every year we hear from,trainers, executives, supervisors, and workers at every level about how useful the "50-Minute Books are. If you would like to know more about how we can help you to help your customers, and find the potential sales in your business community, please let our reps know or contact Crisp Trade Sales. This book tells the job-seeker how to prepare for this new and different kind of interview, suggesting methods to use to succeed in describing suitable skills for a role defined by a prospective employer. This book presents suggestions on how to prepare for an interview in which you will be asked to describe your experience with tasks valued by potential employers.
Introduction The Behavior-Based Interview Process Employee Objectives What Are Behavior-Based Questions? Phase 1: Preparation Making a Good Initial Impression Researching the Company Understanding the Position Description Writing Your Cover Letter Developing Your Resume Elements of an Effective Resume Phase 2: Polishing Your Image The P-A-R Technique The P-A-R-T-N-E-R Technique Phase 3: Responding to Questions Taking Center Stage Types of Questions Purpose of Questions Pet Questions The Positive Approach The "Positive Twist" Approach Behavior Evaluation Criteria Phase 4: Following Up Closing the Interview Response Options Writing a Follow-Up Letter Final Checklist Appendix Internet Resources Action Verb Statements Questions to Ask the Interviewer Additional Reading