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Job Interviews For Dummies, 4th Edition

Job Interviews For Dummies, 4th Edition

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118112908
  • Published In: December 2011
  • Format: Paperback , 336 pages
  • Jurisdiction: International ? Disclaimer:
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    Deliver a show-stopping interview performance

    Does the thought of interviewing for a new job send shivers down your spine? It doesn't have to! Whether you're searching for your first job, changing careers, or looking for advancement in your current line of work, Job Interviews For Dummies shows you how to use your skills and experiences to your advantage and land that job.

    Following a half-decade characterized by an explosion of economic crises, global expansion, and technological innovation in the job market, today's job seekers vie for employment in a tough era of new realities where few have gone before. In addition to covering how to prepare for an interview, this updated edition explores the new realities of the job market with scenarios that you can expect to encounter, an updated sample question and answer section, coverage of how you can harness social media in your job search, information on preparing for a Web-based interview, and the best ways to keep your credibility when applying for several jobs at once.

    • Out-prepare the competition
    • Overcome your fear of interviewing
    • Ask smart questions about the job and the employer
    • Give the best answers to make-or-break questions
    • Fit your qualifications to the job's requirements
    • Dress like an insider
    • Survive personality tests
    • Interview across cultures
    • Evaluate a job offer
    • Negotiate a better salary

    Whether you're fresh from the classroom, a prime-timer over 50, or somewhere in between, Job Interviews For Dummies quickly gets you up to speed on the skills and tools you need to land the job you want.

  • Introduction 1

    Part I: And the Interview Winner is … You! 7

    Chapter 1: Job Interviews Are Show Biz. Seriously! 9

    Chapter 2: Tryouts: Getting Past Screening Interviews 29

    Chapter 3: 21st-Century Video Interview 39

    Chapter 4: Interviewing on the Global Stage 51

    Chapter 5: A Chorus Line of Interviews by Type 57

    Part II: Backstage Researching and Rehearsing 77

    Chapter 6: Research Is Your Ticket Inside 79

    Chapter 7: Your Close-Up: Personality Tests 89

    Chapter 8: Showing You the Money 101

    Chapter 9: Costuming Yourself for a Starring Role 119

    Chapter 10: Beat Stage Fright with the R-Word: Rehearse 133

    Chapter 11: Looking Good with Questions You Ask 143

    Chapter 12: Closing the Show 149

    Part III: Actors' Studio: Casting Your Character 165

    Chapter 13: Opening Acts for Younger Talent 167

    Chapter 14: Selling Scripts for Career Switchers 173

    Chapter 15: Star Turns for Prime-Timers 181

    Part IV: Lights, Camera, Talk! Answering Questions 191

    Chapter 16: What Can You Tell Me About Yourself? 193

    Chapter 17: What Do You Know about This Job and Our Company? 213

    Chapter 18: What Are Your Skills and Competencies? 217

    Chapter 19: How Does Your Experience Help Us? 225

    Chapter 20: What Education Do You Have? 233

    Chapter 21: What about Your Special Situation? 243

    Chapter 22: How Should You Answer a Questionable Question? 259

    Part V: The Part of Tens 267

    Chapter 23: Ten Tips to Avoid Rotten Reviews 269

    Chapter 24: Ten Tricky Questions to Watch Out For 273

    Chapter 25: Tens of Lines on the Cutting Room Floor 279

    Appendix: Questions by Career Fields and Industries 285

    Index 305

  • Joyce Lain Kennedy is a nationally syndicated careers columnist. CAREERS NOW appears twice weekly in newspapers and on websites across the United States. She is the author of seven career books including Resumes For Dummies, 6th Edition, and Cover Letters For Dummies, 3rd Edition.

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