What Color is Your Parachute?

What Color is Your Parachute? : Guide to Rethinking Interviews

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The first interview book from theWhat Color Is Your Parachute?career guru Richard Bolles. Interviews instill fear in many a job-hunter, but this empowering guide from legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles reveals that interviews are really just conversations to determine if the work and workplace is a great fit for both parties. For the first time, Bolles combines his decades of experience with the latest studies and job-market research to create an all-in-one guide for the whole interview process, from pre-interview research to elevator pitches, tell me about yourself questions, and salary negotiation. This slender handbook provides just the essentials: the three most important things you need to know about interviews, the five questions you must have answers for, and an ingenious summary of how to succeed. With this guide in hand, you ll walk into interviews with confidence, armed with the means to impress and hopefully land your dream job."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 124 x 198 x 12mm | 120g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 160774659X
  • 9781607746591
  • 243,764

About Richard N. Bolles

RICHARD N. BOLLES is considered to be the father of the modern career development field and is the author of the best-selling job-hunting book of all time, What Color Is Your Parachute?, which has sold more than10 millioncopies in twenty languages. He has keynoted hundreds ofconferences and has been featured in theNew York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, the Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, and theWall Street Journal.He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marci."show more

Table of contents

The Three Most Important Things About Job Interviews Boiling Things Down to Their Essence  The First Most Important Thing to Know About Interviews  The Second Most Important Thing to Know About Interviews The Third Most Important Thing to Know About Interviews  Summary  Before the Interview The Crucial Part of the Interview  Researching the Organization Before the Interview  Researching the Job Before the Interview  Researching the Interviewer(s) Before the Interview  Researching Salary Ranges Before the Interview  Practicing “The Elevator Speech”  How to Dress?  During the Interview Types of Interviews  A Telephone Interview (Audio Only)  Face to Face with a Group (All At Once)  Face to Face with a Group (One At a Time)  Face to Face with One Person  A Skype Interview (Audio and Video)  The Beginning of the Interview  How Should You Greet the Interviewer?  The Interview Is a Two-Way Conversation  Your First Key Concern in the Conversation    Your Second Key Concern in the Conversation How to Deal with “Tell Me About Yourself”  The Middle of the Interview  What Is Your Greatest Weakness?  What Is a Bad Employee?  How Am I Doing, So Far?  Time to Describe the Job • Indulge Your Curiosities  Your Impressions  The Closing of the Interview  If They Say No  If They Say Maybe  If They Say Yes: Possible Job Offers from the Employer Full-Time Work Offer • Part-Time Work Offer  • Project Work Offer  Zero-Hour Work Offer • Get It in Writing • At-Will Employment  After the Interview The Thank-you Note or Notes  If You Got the Job: Keep On Job-Hunting  If You Didn’t Get the Job: Why You Didn’t  Appendix A: Handicaps You Are Handicapped, Eh? Everyone Is Handicapped  Real Handicaps: What You Can’t Do and What You Can Do  Phantom Handicaps: Only in the Eyes of Some Employers  Handicap vs. Prejudice The Key Employer Prejudices  Appendix B: Salary Negotiation The First Secret of Salary Negotiation  The Second Secret of Salary Negotiation The Third Secret of Salary Negotiation  The Fourth Secret of Salary Negotiation  About the Author  Indexshow more

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