"TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF . . ." Decode the hidden meaning behind interview questions and prepare the perfect answer to land the job
During a job interview, there are no right or wrong answers, just better and worse answers. When you rethink the process in those terms, you'll gain a huge advantage over the competition.
What to Say in Every Job Interview shows you how to focus on the factors of the job, rather than answering questions "correctly." As a professional interviewer, Carole Martin has spent years on the other side of the desk. She knows exactly what she’s looking for in every job candidate and exactly how to find it. Now, she reveals all the secrets.
Martin gives you a holistic plan for preparing yourself to best answer every interviewer's three primary concerns:
- Can you perform the job?
- Are you a good fit with the company culture?
- Can the company afford you?
What to Say in Every Job Interview shows you where to find the critical factor interviewers seek with each question and how to present yourself in the best possible way on the spot and under pressure.
Table of contents
- Cover Page
- WHAT TO SAY IN EVERY JOB INTERVIEW: HOW TO UNDERSTAND WHAT MANAGERS ARE REALLY ASKING AND GIVE THE ANSWERS THAT LAND THE JOB
- Copyright Page
- Dedication Page
- Chapter 1: The Key Factors
Chapter 2: Can This Candidate Do the Job?
- What Do You Have to Offer?
- The Three Categories: Skills, Abilities, and Personal Traits
- The Knowledge-Based Skills: Education, Knowledge, and Experience
- The Job Description or Posting
- Summarizing Your Knowledge-Based Education and Experience
- What Others Have Been Telling You
- Past Performance Comments
- Knowledge-Based Skills Requirement
- Essential Skills: “Must Haves” for This Job
- Your Knowledge-Based Skills
- Essential or Preferred?
- Examples of Knowledge-Based Statements
- Chapter 3: Do We Like This Candidate? Will He or She Fit In?
- Chapter 4: Can We Afford This Candidate?
Chapter 5: Tell Me About Yourself
- A Tragic Example: “Tell Me About Yourself”
- Walk Me Through Your Résumé
- Focus, Script, and Practice
- A New Interview Technique
- The Five-Point System
- Writing Your Five Points
- Examples of the Five Points
- Bringing It All Together: Template
- A Tool to Remember: Your Five Points and Your Five Fingers
- The Statement Is There Anything Else You’d Like to Add?
- Chapter 6: Your Examples and Stories
- Chapter 7: Building Your Inventory: Preparing Your Stories
- Chapter 8: The Five Categories of Interview Questions
- Chapter 9: The Summary
- Appendix: Salary Information Resources
- Title: What to Say in Every Job Interview: How to Understand What Managers are Really Asking and Give the Answers that Land the Job
- Release date: December 2013
- Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill
- ISBN: 9780071818018
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