Top Notch Executive Interviews: How to Strategically Deal With Recruiters, Search Firms, Boards of Directors, Panels, Presentations, Pre-interviews, and Other High-Stress Situations

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In these turbulent times, the job-interview game is more convoluted than ever for executives. They face a longer interview process, must demonstrate a vision to meet the prospective employer's challenges, and undergo intense vetting before receiving a job offer. Top Notch Executive Interviews reveals what employers really want and expect in candidate interview behavior and content. The book's coverage of the executive interview difference and its broad collection of hiring decision maker interview peeves and ...

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Overview

In these turbulent times, the job-interview game is more convoluted than ever for executives. They face a longer interview process, must demonstrate a vision to meet the prospective employer's challenges, and undergo intense vetting before receiving a job offer. Top Notch Executive Interviews reveals what employers really want and expect in candidate interview behavior and content. The book's coverage of the executive interview difference and its broad collection of hiring decision maker interview peeves and preferences make it the must-have companion to Top Notch Executive Resumes.

This vital book includes an insightful examination of the critical differences that distinguish executive-level interviews from all others, along with extensive information on leveraging relationships with recruiters, plentiful sample interview questions and suggested responses, and a comprehensive list of sample questions to ask the interviewer. Additional features include:

Detailed tips on how to land an interview and do pre-interview research.

The importance of nonverbal behavior and attire.

A thorough guide to interview formats.

An interviewing checklist.

A chapter on tricky interview situations.

A directory of executive-interview coaches.

Post-interview chapters covers thank-yous, follow-ups, references, vetting, and background checks, plus negotiating and weighing job offers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601630841
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 307,379
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Katharine Hansen, PhD, creative director and associate publisher of Quintessential Careers, is an educator, eight-time author/coauthor, and blogger who earned her PhD in organizational behavior from Union Institute & University. Hansen holds the designations Credentialed Career Manager and Master Resume Writer from the Career Management Alliance. Her books, including Top Notch Executive Resumes, and hundreds of articles focus on career and college topics, including cover letters, resumes, networking, and writing skills. She has extensively researched employment interviewing and published on the topic in academic journals and in the popular press.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Executive Interview Difference 9

Chapter 1 A Crash Course in Landing the Interview 17

Chapter 2 Due Diligence: Research to Prepare for Every Interview Aspect 27

Chapter 3 Nonverbal Interview Preparation 49

Chapter 4 What Kind of Interview? 57

Chapter 5 Your Verbal Interview Preparation: Understanding Interview Content 81

Chapter 6 Executive-Interview Conundrums 143

Chapter 7 After the Interview: Thank-yous, Follow-up, References, Vetting, and Background Checks 165

Chapter 8 Weighing and Negotiating the Offer and Compensation Package 183

Appendix A Executive Interview Checklist 195

Appendix B Resources 201

Index 219

About the Author 223

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    Comprehensive guide to executive interviews

    The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration does not send anyone into space who is not superbly qualified. The U.S. Navy selects only the toughest individuals for its formidable Seals training program. The most brilliant high school students battle to win full scholarships to Harvard. Similarly, job candidates for executive positions go through a far more intense vetting process than normal employees before they get hired. The costs of hiring, retaining and losing executives is higher, so companies have to get recruitment right. For the candidate, these multiple interviews are by far the most challenging part of the process. You may possess stunning professional credentials and a terrific work record, but they won't help if you cannot handle being on the receiving end of executive job interviews. In this valuable, information-packed - though not especially innovative - guide for businesspeople, employment expert Katharine Hansen discusses what interviewers look for in executive candidates, what questions they ask and how you should answer them to get hired. getAbstract considers this book a very practical resource for individuals who want to win top-level executive positions.

    To learn more about this title, check out the following Web page: http://www.getabstract.com/summary/12662/top-notch-executive-interviews.html

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