9781118112908

Job Interviews for Dummies

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    9781118112908

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    1118112903

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-12-27
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Summary

Job Interviews for Dummies, 4th Edition, explores the new realities of the job market and covers new scenarios that job seekers can expect to encounter, as well as an updated sample question & answer section. Job Interviews For Dummies, 4th Edition, consists of 25 percent new material including: Developing a keen awareness of ones' online presence. This new edition of Job Interviews For Dummies shows readers how to manage social media like Facebook and Twitter and use them to make a good impression on potential employers. Mastering the new automated and web based interview screening services to make the 'first cut.' Job Interviews For Dummies, 4th Edition, offers up-to-date information on how to prepare for automated and web based interviews. Keeping your credibility when applying for several jobs at once. Issues are surfacing for posters of multiple customized versions of online resumes and profiles. Job Interviews For Dummies, 4th Edition, provides interview tips for defusing contradictory self-presentations.

Author Biography

Joyce Lain Kennedy is a nationally syndicated careers columnist. CAREERS NOW appears twice weekly in newspapers and on websites across the United States. She is the author of seven career books including Resumes For Dummies, 6th Edition, and Cover Letters For Dummies, 3rd Edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: And the Interview Winner is … You! 7

Chapter 1: Job Interviews Are Show Biz. Seriously! 9

Chapter 2: Tryouts: Getting Past Screening Interviews 29

Chapter 3: 21st-Century Video Interview 39

Chapter 4: Interviewing on the Global Stage 51

Chapter 5: A Chorus Line of Interviews by Type 57

Part II: Backstage Researching and Rehearsing 77

Chapter 6: Research Is Your Ticket Inside 79

Chapter 7: Your Close-Up: Personality Tests 89

Chapter 8: Showing You the Money 101

Chapter 9: Costuming Yourself for a Starring Role 119

Chapter 10: Beat Stage Fright with the R-Word: Rehearse 133

Chapter 11: Looking Good with Questions You Ask 143

Chapter 12: Closing the Show 149

Part III: Actors' Studio: Casting Your Character 165

Chapter 13: Opening Acts for Younger Talent 167

Chapter 14: Selling Scripts for Career Switchers 173

Chapter 15: Star Turns for Prime-Timers 181

Part IV: Lights, Camera, Talk! Answering Questions 191

Chapter 16: What Can You Tell Me About Yourself? 193

Chapter 17: What Do You Know about This Job and Our Company? 213

Chapter 18: What Are Your Skills and Competencies? 217

Chapter 19: How Does Your Experience Help Us? 225

Chapter 20: What Education Do You Have? 233

Chapter 21: What about Your Special Situation? 243

Chapter 22: How Should You Answer a Questionable Question? 259

Part V: The Part of Tens 267

Chapter 23: Ten Tips to Avoid Rotten Reviews 269

Chapter 24: Ten Tricky Questions to Watch Out For 273

Chapter 25: Tens of Lines on the Cutting Room Floor 279

Appendix: Questions by Career Fields and Industries 285

Index 305

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