101 Successful Interviewing Strategies

101 Successful Interviewing Strategies

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Now job seekers or any professional pursuing advancement can masterthe skills needed to prepare for and win interviews with Kramer`s 101 SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWING STRATEGIES. Written by an expert career coach and clinical psychologist, this unique book applies the latest research in learning strategies and social intelligence to equip job candidates for interviewing success. This book walks readers through the most important parts of preparing for and effectively managing an interview, including attitude, tactics, and follow-up actions. From basic tips, such as testing the route to the interview to ensure timely arrival, to more advanced insights such as how to guide the interview into a conversation rather than an interrogation, job candidates will find invaluable insights that can make the difference in interviewing or job-promotion success. This book`s specialized knowledge and scientifically proven strategies equip job seekers at any level with the skills to approach interviews with confidence, impress the interviewer, and win the job.

Table of contents

Contents......Page 6
Part 1 Interview Preparation: Be Fully Prepared to Interview Well......Page 14
1. Know the Basics of Answering Any Question......Page 15
2. Anticipate Questions......Page 16
3. Prepare Success Stories......Page 17
4. Know Your Strengths......Page 18
5. Know the Company......Page 19
6. Prepare Questions to Ask......Page 20
7. Prepare a List of Reminders......Page 21
8. Keep Your Interview Skills Fresh......Page 22
9. Dont Be Modest......Page 23
10. Focus on the Process, Not the Outcome......Page 24
11. Control the Screening Calls......Page 25
12. Treat Every Contact as an Interview......Page 26
13. Manage Every Contact......Page 27
14. Schedule the Interview in the Morning......Page 28
15. Know Where to Go......Page 29
16. Carry the Right Things......Page 30
17. Bring Copies of Your Resum......Page 31
18. Prepare Your References......Page 32
19. Present Yourself Well......Page 33
20. Be on Time......Page 34
21. Allow Enough Time......Page 35
22. Be Friendly......Page 36
23. Leave Off the Perfume......Page 37
Part 2 Interview Attitude: Being Prepared Mentally to Present Your Best......Page 38
24. Know They Are Interested......Page 39
25. Remember You Are in an Interview......Page 40
26. Dont Be Offbeat......Page 41
27. Control Your Anxiety......Page 42
28. Project Confidence......Page 43
29. Be Likeable......Page 44
30. Be PositiveAlways......Page 45
31. Project a Positive Attitude......Page 46
32. Dont Try to Fit Perfectly......Page 47
33. Sell Yourself......Page 48
34. Be a Solution to the Problem......Page 49
35. Be a Peer......Page 50
36. Focus on the Future......Page 51
Part 3 Interview Tactics: Making the Most of the Interview......Page 52
37. Answer the Three Key Questions......Page 53
38. Make the First 10 Seconds Count......Page 54
39. Initially, Focus on the Job......Page 55
40. Make the Interview a Conversation......Page 56
41. Listen, Then Respond......Page 57
42. Keep Answers Brief......Page 58
43. Focus on the Positive......Page 59
44. Talk About Your Strengths......Page 60
45. Fit Yourself to the Job......Page 61
46. Communicate a Willingness to Learn......Page 62
47. Be a Team Player......Page 63
48. Talk About Values and Work Style......Page 64
49. Communicate Conscientiousness and Stability......Page 65
50. Present Yourself as Flexible......Page 66
51. Play It Conservative......Page 67
52. Talk About Your Good Work Habits......Page 68
53. Answer Questions Thoughtfully......Page 69
54. Mention All Your Relevant Skills and Experiences......Page 70
55. Discussing Weaknesses......Page 71
56. Use Success Stories......Page 72
57. Admit When You Lack Experience......Page 73
58. Know How to Deal with Questions About Something You Havent Experienced......Page 74
59. Communicate Non-Verbally......Page 75
60. Answer the Tough Questions......Page 76
61. Ask Questions......Page 77
62. Listen Carefully......Page 78
63. Ask for Feedback......Page 79
64. Link Your Goals to the Companys Goals......Page 80
65. Repeat Yourself for Emphasis......Page 81
66. Display Knowledge of the Job......Page 82
67. Be Specific......Page 83
68. Put Yourself on the Team......Page 84
69. Focus on What You Can Bring......Page 85
70. Talk About Responsibilities and Accomplishments......Page 86
71. Take Notes......Page 87
72. Take the Tests......Page 88
73. Talk About Skills in Demand on All Jobs......Page 89
74. Get Contact Information......Page 90
75. Close Strong......Page 91
76. Be Tactful if You Dont Want the Job......Page 92
Part 4 Managing the Interviewer: Connect Through Curiosity and Conversation......Page 94
77. Connect with the Interviewer......Page 95
78. Be Interested in the Interviewer......Page 96
79. Find Commonalities......Page 97
80. Adjust to the Interviewer......Page 98
81. Focus on the Needs of the Hiring Manager......Page 99
82. Establish Relationships with Everyone......Page 100
83. Give Genuine Compliments......Page 101
84. Manage a Bad Interviewer......Page 102
85. Guide the Interview......Page 103
86. Manage an Unstructured Interview......Page 104
87. Manage the Stress Interview......Page 105
88. Manage the Behavioral Interview......Page 106
89. Manage Illegal Questions......Page 107
90. Manage Brain-Teaser Questions......Page 108
91. Manage Questions About Existing Company Problems......Page 109
92. Manage the Compensation Question......Page 110
Part 5 The Interview Presentation: Be More Persuasive with a Printed Presentation......Page 112
93. Present to Win......Page 113
94. Appeal to Visual Learners with an Interview Presentation......Page 114
95. Gain Value from Preparing a Presentation......Page 115
96. Dont Worry About Being an Expert Presenter......Page 116
97. Listen as You Present......Page 117
98. Use the Presentation as a Guide......Page 118
99. Keep It Brief......Page 119
100. Be Aware That Your Presentation Is Your Understanding, Not Fact......Page 120
101. Ask for Permission to Present......Page 121
102. Use Your Presentation to Communicate Interest and Motivation......Page 122
103. Present Your Benefits......Page 123
104. Clarify the Job Requirements First......Page 124
105. Match Your Experience and Skills to the Job Requirements......Page 125
106. Differentiate Yourself with Additional Areas of Expertise......Page 126
107. Present Your Success Stories......Page 127
108. Add Value Quickly......Page 128
109. Fit the Culture......Page 129
110. Sum Up Your Best Selling Points......Page 130
111. Include Good Questions......Page 131
112. Ask for the Sale......Page 132
Part 6 After the Interview: Its Not Over Yet......Page 134
113. Be Prepared to Wait......Page 135
114. Remember the Selection Process Is Subjective......Page 136
115. Know This Isnt Your Only Interview......Page 137
116. Learn from Every Interview......Page 138
117. Maintain an Active Search......Page 139
118. Determine the Job Fit Before Salary Talks......Page 140
119. Always Negotiate Salary......Page 141
120. Negotiate Salary After an Offer......Page 142
121. Always Follow Up......Page 143
122. Follow Up with Everyone......Page 144
123. Evaluate Whether the Job Is for You......Page 145

Details

  • Author: Eric Kramer
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publisher: Course Technology
  • ISBN-10: 1435459822, 1435459830
  • ISBN-13: 9781435459823
  • Pages: 145
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 351.7K
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