You've looked at dozens of books that promise to help you get a job. This book is different. This book is written by an executive whose business is teaching managers how to interview job candidates. He knows what they're looking for--and how you can successfully prepare for landing that job you really want.
Through interactive and easy-to-follow exercises, Landing the Job YYou've looked at dozens of books that promise to help you get a job. This book is different. This book is written by an executive whose business is teaching managers how to interview job candidates. He knows what they're looking for--and how you can successfully prepare for landing that job you really want.
Through interactive and easy-to-follow exercises, Landing the Job You Want equips you to make your next job interview one of the most positive experiences of your life. Whether you're a recent college grad searching for a first job, a corporate veteran looking for that big promotion, an at-home mom starting a new career, or an experienced worker looking to move in a totally new direction, you will walk into interviews prepared and confident because you know how to: identify the skills most important for a job decide whether a job is right for you present your skills with maximum impact respond to difficult questions perform well in simulations and tests handle an ill-prepared interviewer close an interview on a positive note critique your own interview performance
Each exercise in Landing the Job You Want is designed to help you look within yourself to identify your strengths and your weaknesses. You'll learn how to quickly develop a portfolio of skills that match your ideal job, and you'll understand exactly what your interviewer is looking for in a candidate. You'll be ready to dazzle your interviewer with both your qualifications and your preparation. The result? The interview of a lifetime--one that leads to the job you've always wanted.
I'll be borrowing this book again to prepare for my next interview. This book does a great job preparing you for behavioral based interviews. There are lots of exercises where you demonstrate your ability to perform at your new job based on examples from your past performance using the STAR (Situation/Task, Actions & Results) format. There are also sections & exercises to help you determine if you are a good fit for the job.
This book discusses the STAR method of answering behavioral interview questions. The most innovative aspect is the usage of 4 different actors, each one having different issues. They include a man with job experience but no degree, a mom going back into the workforce, and an engineer with little sales experience. Thus, there's something for everyone.