No-Nonsense Job Interviews: How to Impress Prospective Employers and Ace Any Interview

No-Nonsense Job Interviews: How to Impress Prospective Employers and Ace Any Interview

by Arnold Boldt


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No-Nonsense Job Interviews: How to Impress Prospective Employers and Ace Any Interview by Arnold Boldt

Job interviews have changed dramatically in recent years. The questions asked drill deeply into a candidate's personality and behavior, not just his or her job qualifications. The cost of hiring and retaining good employees compels employers to be much more careful about whom they hire, leading to more in-depth interviews.

In this companion to No-Nonsense Resumes and No-Nonsense Cover Letters, Arnold Boldt takes you step-by-step from interview preparation to performance to follow-up. It is for candidates of any type: entry level, blue-collar, mid-career, and senior-level managers.

No-Nonsense Job Interviews begins with the many different types of job interviews and the key interviewing techniques. You'll see the most common and toughest interview questions and the best way to answer them. The book shows you how to research the company, ask the interviewer questions, and evaluate your performance.

Also included are specific tips from professional career coaches, plus samples of thank-you letters and other correspondence related to the job-interview process.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564149961
Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/15/2008
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.74(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Arnold Boldt is the author of Resumes for the Rest of Us and coauthor of No-Nonsense Resumes and No-Nonsense Cover Letters. He is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Job & Career Transition Coach, and managing partner of Arnold-Smith Associates, a career transition consulting firm.

Table of Contents

Introduction     5
Simple Truths About Job Interviews     7
Simple Truths About Your Resume and the Job Interview     17
Simple Truths About Your References     33
Simple Truths About Wardrobe and Grooming for Your Job Interview     41
Simple Truths About Getting to the Interview and What to Take With You     55
Simple Truths About the Many Types of Job Interviews     63
Simple Truths About Routine Interview Questions     77
Simple Truths About Tough Interview Questions     83
Simple Truths About Questions You Should Ask the Interviewer     93
Simple Truths About Handling the 5 Toughest Challenges in a Job Interview     101
Simple Truths About Handling Salary Questions in an Interview     117
Post-Interview Follow-Up
Simple Truths About Evaluating Your Performance     127
Simple Truths About Thank-You Letters     133
Simple Truths About Following Up to Close the Deal     149
Simple Truths About Subsequent Interviews     159
Interview Take-Alongs     169
Helpful Forms for Your Job Search     171
Favorite Resources From the Pros     177
List of Contributors     181
Index     187
About the Author     191

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