Chapter 2What Today’s Job Seekers Needto Know About Today’s HiringAuthorities and Their Companies

In order to be successful in the interviewing process, especially when it comes to answering and/or asking questions, a candidate has to understand the audience with whom he or she is interviewing. In the pages to follow, we’ll look at a snapshot of how the hiring authorities you will be interviewing with see the world.

Unfortunately, most books on interviewing and the job search don’t address at all the nature of the companies you’ll be talking to and the people who will be interviewing you. In order to answer questions more effectively and to understand what questions are asked in the interviewing process, you need to appreciate the “world” the ...

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