The Essential Job Interview Handbook: A Quick and Handy Resource for Every Job Seeker

The Essential Job Interview Handbook: A Quick and Handy Resource for Every Job Seeker

by Jean Baur

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The Essential Job Interview Handbook: A Quick and Handy Resource for Every Job Seeker by Jean Baur

Even with a fairly detailed job description or a briefing by a knowledgeable recruiter, job candidates rarely have all the tools they need to ace their interviews. This is one of the reasons why interviews are so harrowing—we have to pay close attention to what we’re told, what we’re not told, and the many non-verbal signals we receive. In addition, many people who conducts the interviews aren’t well-prepared, haven’t been trained in interviewing, and often don’t even like the process.

The Essential Job Interview Handbook will help job seekers prepare effectively for interviews and become familiar with different types of interview questions and styles of interviews. A unique feature of this book is the multiple answers it provides for each question, rated good, better, and best; with this feature, you’ll learn what makes a winning answer and understand the strategy behind it.

Whether you’re just finishing school or have been working a long time, The Essential Job Interview Handbook will give you all the powerful tools you need to not just get a job, but to get the right one.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601635112
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 09/23/2013
Series: Essential Handbook
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 928,635
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jean Baur, a career coach and author, has worked in the outplacement industry for the past 19 years. She's an expert in working with job seekers of all functions and levels, and likes nothing better than helping those in transition overcome obstacles and find work that's a good fit. Her first book, Eliminated! Now What?, won national media attention. She currently lives in New England, where she continues her work with Lee Hecht Harrison, a talent-solutions company, and teaches her own highly successful workshop: Boomers Back to Work! As an independent consultant, Jean has prepared thousands of job seekers for this critical part of getting hired.

Table of Contents

Introduction 13

Part I Preparation

Chapter 1 Where to Start? 19

Chapter 2 Get Your Stories Straight! 27

Chapter 3 Figure Out What Employers Want 33

Chapter 4 Rephrase and Reframe 39

Chapter 5 Final Preparation: First Impressions 45

Part II Types of Questions

Chapter 6 Ice-Breaker Questions 55

Chapter 7 Preliminary Questions 63

Chapter 8 Substance Questions 71

Chapter 9 Fit Questions 81

Chapter 10 Other Questions 91

Part III Types of Interviews

Chapter 11 Phone Screenings: You Are What They Hear 103

Chapter 12 HR Screenings: Are You a Match? 113

Chapter 13 Recruiter Interviews 127

Chapter 14 Behavioral: Let Me See You in Action 143

Chapter 15 The Panel: One of Me, So Many of You 157

Chapter 16 Bull's-Eye: Meeting With the Hiring Manager 167

Chapter 17 Presentations 181

Chapter 18 When There's Travel, Meals, Skype, or Assessments 193

Part IV Managing Expectations

Chapter 19 Too Many Cooks and Unclear Job Requirements 205

Chapter 20 Watch Your Pride 215

Chapter 21 But I'm So Nervous! 225

Chapter 22 Other Challenges 235

Part V Putting it All Together

Chapter 23 Closing the Deal 245

Chapter 24 Evaluating Your Interview and Processing Feedback 251

Chapter 25 Effective Follow-Up (How to Show Interest Without Being a Pest) 261

Chapter 26 Negotiating an Offer 269

Chapter 27 You're Never Not Looking 277

Index 283

About the Author 287

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The Essential Job Interview Handbook: A Quick and Handy Resource for Every Job Seeker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the way Jean uses real life examples, and shows the answers in three forms, good, better and best. It is so easy to see how you can use the examples in the book to apply to your own interview.