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Getting a Networking Job For Dummies by Bill Hughes, Peter H. Gregory

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Chapter 16

Bringing Your Resume to Life: The Interview

The words on your resume and in your correspondence have taken you this far. The job interview is your opportunity to present your case on why you are the best candidate for the job.

Job interviews can be stressful. Regardless of whether you are introverted or extroverted, being on your A game for an extended period can take its toll. You can reduce your stress by being prepared.

The goal of this chapter is to give you the information you need to be as prepared as possible for an interview. You explore the purpose of the job interview, the types of interview questions you might face, and ways to appear as confident as possible. You also find out what you should get out of the interview so you can determine whether the job is right for you.

Knowing Why Interviews Are Important

First things first. You are not an interchangeable cog in a wheel. Similarly, the job responsibilities of a network analyst differ depending on whether you work at the National Security Agency, a local school district, a white shoe law firm, or a dot.com start-up. The technology is related, but the temperament of the users, the topology of the offices, the security requirements, and the corporate culture differ. All these factors contribute to the issue of whether a job ...

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