The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Job Interview, 3rd Edition
How to ace an interview in today's competitive job market.
Career human resources expert Marc Dorio knows how the system works and how it has changed with the advent of Internet interviews, video conferences, and electronic resumés. In this new edition, he teaches job seekers how to respond to obscure, difficult questions; research salary ranges and negotiate; pull together a resumé package; present their skill set and experience to best effect; follow up after the usual "thank you" note; and dozens of other inside tips.
*From a human resources expert
*Strong sales record for past editions
*Most current information available
*Specific details about each step in the process
*Also available as an e-book
a stress interview, this is a trick question. The “trick” is that if you reply with something like 40 hours, you risk labeling yourself as a clock watcher, yet if you say 60, you might be implying that you’re slow, inefficient, and easily overwhelmed. Even worse, you may be setting yourself up for nothing but 60-hour work-weeks. How do you avoid the trap? Whenever you are invited to mount the horns of a dilemma, simply decline the invitation. Instead of pinning your answer down to a specific
relations with your former employer. That said, only about 10 percent of successful job candidates are actually subjected to a check of their references. “I’m Not Sure You Fit In …” Depending on who you are and the state of your ego, this objection can be truly devastating or merely offensive. It may also be illegal. Making the Most of Diversity If the interviewer tells you that he has doubts about how you would “fit in,” respond with a probing question expressed in as neutral a
abrasive: “You don’t understand …” “I’m right …” “What exactly are you driving at …?” “You’re wrong …” “You’re mistaken …” “What kind of suggestion is that …?” “I resent …” 2. Language that dodges responsibility: “It wasn’t my fault …” “That wasn’t my responsibility …” “I knew nothing about that …” “It wasn’t my business …” “So-and-so should have done such-and-such …” 3. Pointless or superfluous language: “Sort of …” “More or less …” “Kind of …” “I guess …” “If you know what I
you), questions—not compelling facts or a slick pitch alone—are what finally close the sale. Closing the “sale” depends on getting your “prospect” to respond to you in a positive manner, and thoughtful questions are critical to getting the prospect to verbalize needs and desires, as well as reservations. This chapter will get you started with some of the best questions you should ask. Big Question #1: “Have You Had a Chance to Review My Resumé?” As hard as it may be to believe, this is a
best-known search engine is Google (www.google.com), but you should also try Yahoo! Search (http://search.yahoo.com) and Ask Jeeves (www.ask.com). . An alternative to the conventional search engine is the so-called “meta-search engine,” the best known and most popular of which is Dogpile (www.dogpile.com). From the user’s point of view, a meta-search engine works just like a regular search engine. You just type in a keyword or combination of keywords. What happens next, however, is that your