Job Interviews For Dummies

Job Interviews For Dummies

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Appearance. Performance skills. Confidence. All are winning - and attainable - traits that will help you land the job you want. You can acquire these skills by perusing Job Interviews For Dummies. This revised edition incorporates a multitude of updates and covers all the bases in getting employers to say, You're the one! Written for all job seekers - new entrants, midlevel people, very experienced individuals, and technical and non-technical job seekers - Job Interviews For Dummies is packed with the building blocks of show-stopping interviews. These range from strategies and techniques to sample dialogue and research tips. Interviewing for a job is kind of like a stage performance, and if you want metaphorical standing ovations, then follow the guidelines offered in these pages. In this book, you'll explore the basics of interviewing, from how to dress to how to answer all sorts of questions - questions about you, your interest in the company, your experience, you education and training, your skills, your age, and questions they shouldn't ask but sometimes do anyway.You'll also uncover information about *Practicing for your interview, and why it's so important *Recognizing the mind games of job testing *Wooing reviewers who give you references *Identifying various interviewing scenarios you should expect *Answering questions to sell yourself.
*Understanding the new interviewing technology, such as telephone interviews and video transmissions. On the stress scale, interviewing for a job ranks with making speeches before a vegetable-throwing crowd. Stress is such a big issue that some interviewees take tranquilizers or beta blockers to reduce it. A better way exists: Master the job-interviewing process. Get the winning ways down pat, and you'll have a special kind of insurance the rest of your working days. This guide can help.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764552252
  • 9780764552250

Table of contents

Introduction. What Is a ShowStopper in Job Interviewing? Dummies Here. Dummies There. Dummies, Dummies Everywhere. What's in This Book. Icons Used in This Book. Staging Your Own Production. Part I: ShowStopper Interviews Win You the Part. Chapter 1: Interviews Are Drama. Chapter 2: A Chorus Line of Interviewing Styles. Part II: SuperStars Research and Rehearse. Chapter 3: Research Frames Your Performance. Chapter 4: Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse. Chapter 5: Costuming for the Role. Chapter 6: Getting Psyched for the Screen Test. Chapter 7: Lining Up Your Credits. Part III: Powerful Performance Prompters. Chapter 8: Scenarios to Expect. Chapter 9: Questions You Ask -- and When. Chapter 10: Getting Paid What You're Worth. Part IV: Technology Makes an Entrance. Chapter 11: Telephone Interviewing: A Growth Industry. Chapter 12: Say Hello to Video Online Interviews. Chapter 13: Special Tips for Camera Closeups. Part V: Rave Answers to Interview Questions. Chapter 14: Now, Tell Me about Yourself. Chapter 15: Questions about the Job and the Company. Chapter 16: Questions about Skills. Chapter 17: Questions about Experience. Chapter 18: Questions about Your Education and Training. Chapter 19: Questions about Your Age. Chapter 20: Questions about Special Issues. Chapter 21: Upstaging Inappropriate Questions. Chapter 23: When You're Offered the Part. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 24: Ten Interviewer Personality Types. Chapter 25: Tens of Interview Lines That Never Made History. Chapter 26: Ten Odd Interviews. Encore. An Audition Is Like a Job Interview. Index. Book Registration Information.
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About Joyce Lain Kennedy

Joyce Lain Kennedy's twice-weekly "Careers" column appears in more than 100 newspapers nationwide. Her other books include For Dummies(R) guides to resumes and cover letters.
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