Master the Interview will accelerate your interview preparation process, keying you up for what to ask yourself beforehand and what may be asked of you in the interview. Read as much as you need, in your areas of need, to grow your comfort level with interviews and master this crucial element of the job search process. The book is not didactic; rather it takes a thematic approach to guide you through creating the right message for your interviews and knowing how to be prepared for whatever may come your way. There are also chapters on special considerations in the process (if you are a non-traditional candidate or have a troubling element in your background) and on how to evaluate multiple offers in hand.
Throughout this book, Segal consistently offers positive, uplifting guidance while adopting an objective yet empathetic tone. A self-directed, interactive manual that should benefit experienced and new job-seekers alike.
"By the time you have an interview for a job you really want, the stakes are high. You are SO close. You don't want to blow it. Ideally, you want to wow them. Yet most professionals are not great at interviews. To be honest, most are terrible, and this includes people who graduated from Harvard Business School and similar places. Why? Because they don't have a game plan and they haven't put in the work required to execute a good one. So they get close to their dream job or even just an okay job, and they don't get it.
The basic premise of Master the Interview is that you don't have to be that person. In this comprehensive book, Anne Marie Segal, a coach, lawyer and writer's writer, sets forth ALL the relevant aspects of interviewing effectively so that you can anticipate them, prepare for them and ultimately master them and get the job you want."
"It's a really terrific and practical book that helps people think about themselves in an organized and disciplined way while prepping for an interview."
"This book is one of the best job search books today."
What is different about this book than other job interview books on the market? Here are five top ways this book is unique:
1) It is a workbook, so you can write and review your own thoughts and learn through doing, guided by expert advice and examples from a host of interviewers and job candidates.
2) It is comprehensive, from networking and informational interviewing to negotiations and noncompetition agreements. With a handy overview in the first chapter on how to use the workbook, you can choose to cover what you need, when you need it.
3) It does not simply give you one so-called "right" answer to any interview situation or run through a list of potential Q&As, but instead it promotes a nuanced and authentic approach.
4) It puts you behind the scenes and into the mind of an interviewer, so you can think more clearly about how you will come across in various contexts (Skype, phone screenings, panel interviews, etc.).
5) It includes four chapters that guide you to build a solid and compelling personal value proposition from the ground-up and tailor your presentation for each target employer.
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About the Author
As Founder and Principal of Segal Coaching, Anne Marie has worked with hundreds of professionals across the U.S. and internationally on career transitions, advancement, job interview preparation, leadership development and personal branding through individual coaching, writing, workshops and seminars. She is a frequent public speaker and has been invited to present to the United Nations (ICTY/MICT), Association of Corporate Counsel and National Résumé Writers Association, among other organizations.
Anne Marie's first book, Master the Interview: A Guide for Working Professionals, was published in October 2016 and is designed as a workbook to help readers grow their networking and interviewing skills and determine their value proposition in the workplace. She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, writes on career and resume topics at Forbes.com and has been quoted on CNBC.com and other media outlets.
With 15 years of experience as a corporate attorney prior to coaching, including 10 years in the hedge fund and private equity space and more than 4 years at White & Case LLP, an Am Law 100 firm, Anne Marie is a practical, industry-savvy coach and writer. She relishes helping professionals at all levels discern, enhance and communicate their value and unlock advancement in their careers.
Admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut (inactive), Anne Marie holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law, an M.A. in Art History from The University of Chicago and a B.A. in Fine Arts from Loyola University of Chicago. She is also a Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC) and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW).
Anne Marie lives and works in Stamford, CT with her husband and two children.