You Should Hire Me!: Interview Secrets to Get the Job You Love

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Focusing on two critical interviews—referral interviews and job interviews—this book covers everything from preparation to close and follow-up. It shows how to penetrate the hidden job market, avoid key interview mistakes, recognize eight types of interviews, prepare for the interview encounter, dress properly, make positive first impressions, engage in small talk, respond to every question, ask the right questions, handle behavior-based questions, deal with illegal questions, ...

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Overview

Focusing on two critical interviews—referral interviews and job interviews—this book covers everything from preparation to close and follow-up. It shows how to penetrate the hidden job market, avoid key interview mistakes, recognize eight types of interviews, prepare for the interview encounter, dress properly, make positive first impressions, engage in small talk, respond to every question, ask the right questions, handle behavior-based questions, deal with illegal questions, and negotiate salary and benefits.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570232701
  • Publisher: Impact Publications VA
  • Publication date: 5/25/2008
  • Pages: 179
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Job Interviews Get Jobs     1
Lessons From Experience     1
Interviews in Your Job Search     2
Prepare for the Perfect Interview     4
Do You Work to Live or Live to Work?     5
Working With Career Professionals     6
Communicate Your Likability     9
Determine Your Interview Readiness     11
Being Prepared     11
Check Your Interview Readiness I.Q     12
Interview Myths     16
Types of Interviews     25
Two Different Types of Interviews     25
Interviewers and Interviewees     26
Referral Interviews     26
Job Interviews     27
The Referral Interview     33
Networking     33
Focus on Decision Makers     34
Referral Interviews     35
Informational and Referral Meetings     40
Is This Becoming a Job Interview?     61
Prepare for the Job Interview     66
What Is a Job Interview?     66
Goals of Job Interviews     67
Gather Data     68
Formulate Examples of Effectiveness     69
Anticipate Questions andStrategize Responses     70
Frame Questions to Ask     72
Rehearse Beforehand     72
Plan Your Image     73
Make the First Five Minutes Count for You     73
Prepare for Several Interviews     74
Select Attire to Convey Competence: Men     76
Select Attire to Convey Competence: Women     78
28 Job Knockouts     81
Look Your Best at All Times     83
Plot Your Route     84
The Day of the Job Interview     85
Be Prepared     85
Arrive Early: First Impressions Count     86
Introduce Yourself With a Smile     87
Your Behavior Speaks Volumes     87
Your Bearing Should Exude Confidence     88
Small Talk Counts     88
Responding to the Interviewer's Questions     89
You Should Ask Questions Too     90
Your Dynamism Helps Sell Your Skills     91
Engage in a Positive Summation     92
Determine the Next Step and Follow Through     93
Follow-up Actions     93
Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions     95
Interview Types and Strategies     96
Ice Breakers That Set the Tone      97
Repeat Key Accomplishment Statements     99
Career Goals     101
Conventional Questions     103
Behavior-Based Questions     116
Sensitive, Illegal, and Stupid Questions     119
Questions You Should Always Ask     123
Gathering Information     123
Things You Need to Know     125
Types of Questions to Ask     125
Negotiating the Offer     136
Premature Salary Discussions     136
Preparation     137
Strategy     141
Dialogue     141
Win-Win Strategies     144
Focus on the Big Picture     147
Consider Options     149
Recap, Evaluate, and Query     152
Sample Negotiation Dialogue     154
Checklist of Compensation Options     159
Negotiation DO's and DON'Ts     163
Index     164
The Authors     168
Career Resources     170
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