Deliver a show-stopping interview performance
Does the thought of interviewing for a new job send shivers down your spine? It doesn't have to! Whether you're searching for your first job, changing careers, or looking for advancement in your current line of work, Job Interviews For Dummies shows you how to use your skills and experiences to your advantage and land that job.
Following a half-decade characterized by an explosion of economic crises, global expansion, and technological innovation in the job market, today's job seekers vie for employment in a tough era of new realities where few have gone before. In addition to covering how to prepare for an interview, this updated edition explores the new realities of the job market with scenarios that you can expect to encounter, an updated sample question and answer section, coverage of how you can harness social media in your job search, information on preparing for a Web-based interview, and the best ways to keep your credibility when applying for several jobs at once.
Out-prepare the competition
Overcome your fear of interviewing
Ask smart questions about the job and the employer
Give the best answers to make-or-break questions
Fit your qualifications to the job's requirements
Dress like an insider
Survive personality tests
Interview across cultures
Evaluate a job offer
Negotiate a better salary
Whether you're fresh from the classroom, a prime-timer over 50, or somewhere in between, Job Interviews For Dummies quickly gets you up to speed on the skills and tools you need to land the job you want.
Table of Contents
- Table of Contents
- Title Page
Part I: And the Interview Winner is … You!
- Chapter 1: Job Interviews Are Show Biz. Seriously!
Chapter 2: Tryouts: Getting Past Screening Interviews
- Two Basic Steps in Job Interviewing
- Hot News about Screening Interviews
- Learning Your Lines for Screening Questions
- Short Script of Screening Styles
- Sounding Qualified on the Phone
- Acing Automated Phone Screens
- Pushing the Right Buttons: Computer Screens
- Screening Survival Skills Are Now a Must-Have
- Chapter 3: 21st-Century Video Interview
- Chapter 4: Interviewing on the Global Stage
- Chapter 5: A Chorus Line of Interviews by Type
Part II: Backstage Researching and Rehearsing
- Chapter 6: Research Is Your Ticket Inside
- Chapter 7: Your Close-Up: Personality Tests
- Chapter 8: Showing You the Money
- Chapter 9: Costuming Yourself for a Starring Role
- Chapter 10: Beat Stage Fright with the R-Word: Rehearse
- Chapter 11: Looking Good with Questions You Ask
- Chapter 12: Closing the Show
Part III: Actors' Studio: Casting Your Character
- Chapter 13: Opening Acts for Younger Talent
- Chapter 14: Selling Scripts for Career Switchers
- Chapter 15: Star Turns for Prime-Timers
Part IV: Lights, Camera, Talk! Answering Questions
- Chapter 16: What Can You Tell Me About Yourself?
- Chapter 17: What Do You Know about This Job and Our Company?
- Chapter 18: What Are Your Skills and Competencies?
- Chapter 19: How Does Your Experience Help Us?
- Chapter 20: What Education Do You Have?
Chapter 21: What about Your Special Situation?
- When You’ve Long Been in the Same Job
- When You’ve Served Prison Time
- When You’re Shoved out the Door
- When Sexual Orientation Is up for Discussion
- When You’ve Worked Everywhere
- When Gaps Drill Holes in Your History
- When You’re Demoted a Notch
- When People in Recovery Interview
- When Women Are Put on the Spot
- When Disabilities Are Revealed
- Chapter 22: How Should You Answer a Questionable Question?
Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 23: Ten Tips to Avoid Rotten Reviews
- Bring Storytelling into Prime Time
- Go in Knowing Your Lines
- Leave the Begging to Others
- Share the Stage with Dignity
- Remember How a Star Is Born
- Avoid Ad Libbing Ad Infinitum
- Keep in Mind the Interviewer Is Not Your New Best Friend
- Know That Faulty Assumptions Equal Faulty Interviewing
- Keep Emotions out of the Interview
- Ask Questions That Show You Care Where You Go
- Chapter 24: Ten Tricky Questions to Watch Out For
- Chapter 25: Tens of Lines on the Cutting Room Floor
- Chapter 23: Ten Tips to Avoid Rotten Reviews
- Appendix: Questions by Career Fields and Industries
- Cheat Sheet
- Title: Job Interviews For Dummies®, 4th Edition
- Release date: December 2011
- Publisher(s): For Dummies
- ISBN: 9781118112908