This book did provide a good set of generic questions which I could ask people looking for a job at my company. Overall, a good book. The first two audio CDs were very minimal on useful insight on acing the interview until the last track on 3rd CD. The key point I also heard on CD 3, was to be energized, enthusiastic, and be memorable. Even if the interviewer is laid-back and relaxed, you should not be! This is helpful and learned how to master this years ago because I focused on what I wanted from the job The first two audio CDs were very minimal on useful insight on acing the interview until the last track on 3rd CD.
This is helpful and learned how to master this years ago because I focused on what I wanted from the job, than seeing it from their perspective I also thought about when I had to hire a couple interns as an academic librarian. See what the CDs will cover while driving!
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I have to write down my top 10 descriptive adjectives, and also been reading and listening to a combination of audiobook s or books on the topic to help before the big day dream job that I want to land. May 27, E rated it it was amazing. Handy guide to handling job interviews You got fired. How do you handle that during a job interview? Or you only spent a year at each of your last two jobs. How do you convince a prospective employer that you will last? What do you say when an interviewer asks why you want to leave such a respected outfit? Job placement and recruitment expert Tony Beshara provides the best answers to these and other job interview questions.
Plus, Handy guide to handling job interviews You got fired. Plus, he explains the questions you should ask before you accept a job offer. Here, he lists more than typical job interview questions and suggested answers. Job seekers and interviewers alike will appreciate it.
Mar 01, Dayla rated it it was amazing Shelves: I felt so great when I interviewed knowing that I had aced every question, it really didn't matter that I didn't get the job in the end. That part was on them. What I did, thanks to this book, was totally on me, and I was a Of course, the next two interviews I referred back to the book, but in retrospect, I should have found another book, because Right before I interviewed for a job as a kind of "Social Justice" cop for the San Francisco Unified School District, I read this book. Of course, the next two interviews I referred back to the book, but in retrospect, I should have found another book, because the subsequent interviews would have received an 8 and a 2 by me.
So, what I am saying is, that this book only has only enough mojo for the one interview. After that, find a new book. Sep 15, Dana rated it really liked it Shelves: This book had TONS of great information.
It showed me how to think about interviewing in a whole new way. It was laid out great and was explained clearly. I'm giving it 4 stars because 1. Tony didn't explain how to approach a job posting that specifically asks for no phone calls. He addressed the multiple individual interviews in one day scenario, but didn't talk about a panel of interviewers all This book had TONS of great information.
He addressed the multiple individual interviews in one day scenario, but didn't talk about a panel of interviewers all at once. This practice is VERY common in my field. So, I could use some advice in this area. Overall, it was a great book with wonderful information every job seeker can use, no matter your field or where you are in your career.
Feb 08, Micah rated it it was ok Recommends it for: This book pushed the hard sell tactic for getting an interview. If someone came to me with that tactic I would tell them no and circular file anything else they sent at me. It does do I good look at the contrived dance that is a job interview. If you play your part the best and keep the mindset of the person s across from you, you will do well in an interview. They discuss some ideas that might be new to some people. If you are starting your job search it might not hurt to take a listen.
The bia This book pushed the hard sell tactic for getting an interview. The biases in my opinion show through and detract from the book but it does have useful information. Jun 06, Juanita Johnson rated it liked it. Excellent questions whether you are being interviewed or interviewing, however, it leaned heavily towards sales or consultant type positions. And there is one place in the book where the author suggests that, if asked, you indicate that Trump is one of your heroes I almost stopped reading then. A similar book for government workers or those looking for long term employment might be advantageous.
Jun 29, Brooke Morrill rated it really liked it. I always listen to this book a week before important interviews in order to answer the best I can. The first part is slow but later on it gets into the best questions and helps you explore what you are really good at and how to sell your skills. The audio version is what I've always listened to, I recommend it. Apr 25, Kristina Marie rated it really liked it Shelves: I used this book simply for the practice interview questions.
They were great and I benefited from them. I suggest using this book with a partner and having them ask you the questions. I actually never finished this book. This book recommends very aggressive tactics for job hunting. It was a good book and there were a lot of good tips. I may borrow the book some day and finish it, but right now I prefer to read other books.
I am not one to be negative or put down another person or their work, because I have not walked their shoes.
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But this was one of the worst audiobooks I have ever had to listen to. If the author had not read it, it might have been much better, but it was a torturous minutes. Jul 24, Natalie added it. I was more of a follower.
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Probably in a new job I will spend a number of years following and absorbing. Your answer would be something like, "I was so fortunate in my school, work, and sports activities to be exposed to all kinds of different people. One great thing about my college experience is that I learned to work with all kinds of people.
It makes life really interesting. If your grades were good, then be humble and say, "I was very fortunate to have very good teachers who made learning easy. Even though the classes were difficult, I applied myself and got good grades. I had to really learn to focus on studying and it took a couple of years to do that. But you'll notice in my last two semesters I was fortunate to have learned more than my grades indicate. If your grades were not that good, you are going to get this question.
Do not be defensive about your grades. I held a job I learned a lot more than my grades would indicate and pure studying doesn't come as naturally to me as it does to some. But I am a very hard worker and very well rounded," will do. Admitting that your grades could have been better, without being defensive, is the key.
Why you want to work for us? Here is where the research which you've done will come into play. You need a real, solid answer to this question. Something along the line of, "Based on my research, the people that come to work here, out of school, work very, very hard, learn a lot, get good mentoring and have an opportunity for personal as well as professional growth. What are your short-term and long-term goals? If you have followed my advice, you have your goals written down, and it doesn't hurt to show a copy of them to the interviewing or hiring authority.
Saying something like, "I have learned to set goals both short-term and long-term. My short-term goals are to go to work for a good company, follow the instructions, work very hard and get a good foundation for my career.
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In five to ten years I would like to be working at a job that will challenge me daily and allow me to contribute to my company's and my own personal growth," will reinforce the goals that you have provided. What are your personal characteristics that I need to know?
Something like, "I am aggressive, assertive, I get up early, I stay late, I love learning and I am committed and passionate. These kinds of characteristics showed up in my education experience. I'm sure that the kind of work environment that I have heard about here is conducive to my ability to continue working and learning. I have been a success in high school as well as college and I'm confident I will be for whoever hires me.
I'm simply going to work harder than most others. This is a dumb question but you are going to hear it. Obviously, the answer needs to be something like, "What I do in a job is much more important than the money.
The harder I work, the luckier I will get. If I work hard the money will come. I learned to disagree respectively with people. Things did not always go the way that I thought they should, but we all got where we needed to in the end.
This is another dumb question but you're going to need to have a good answer. But I do know if I work hard today, pay attention and learn, tomorrow will take care of itself. Wherever I am, I want to be challenged, as well as learning and doing my best. The best way to answer this question is to tell a story about whatever the question is. You should be ready with stories for all kinds of "social" situations. You don't need many stories to communicate your experience, but you just need to have them and be sure they indicate all of the things mentioned in the questions.
How would you make up for the lack of experience you have in our business? I just don't have much business experience. But when I look back on everything I've tried, I've been successful. I didn't go to high school before I went to high school and I was successful there.
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I hadn't gone to college before I went to college and I was successful there. I'm confident that even though I don't have any experience in what you do, I will be successful. Hard work and determination has worked for me before and it will again. It's certainly safest to say your father or your mother. But, more importantly, whoever you talk about make sure you give them a good reason as to why they were an influence for you.
For instance, if you learned hard work, determination, sacrifice, diligence, etc. The story works well here. Tell me about a time when you In any of these, "tell me about a time when