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Crazy Good Interviewing: How Acting A Little Crazy Can Get You The Job by John B. Molidor, PhD

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Chapter 2

Go Crazy—In a Good Way

If you are new to job hunting, you are probably wondering where you can find reliable information about how to act on job interviews. If you are not new to job hunting, you probably have picked up some bad interview habits along the way, or you are reading some outdated information on interview techniques that has been collecting dust on your bookshelf. You need an interview strategy for today's job marketplace. Times have changed, and you need a competitive edge. Enter crazy good interviewing.

Crazy good interviewing is all about knowing what you should do and not do before, during, and after the interview. It's about getting psyched up—not acting crazy—so you can shine.

The interviewer will take the whole package into consideration during the interview. Your attire, mannerisms, voice inflection, facial expressions, hand gestures, and body language will be scrutinized, along with your answers, and the skills and work experience you bring to the position.

Will your interviewer give you high marks in the same way that audiences applaud seasoned pros like Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, Christina Aguilera, Seal, and Lady Gaga? Or will your performance bomb from lack of preparation?

First, it is important to understand how your behaviors impact your interview ratings.

How Do You Rate?

The interviewing process often includes the use of rating scales that interviewers use to evaluate the quality of the interview and lead to some kind of recommendation of ...

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