The Job Interview Phrase Book: The Things to Say to Get You the Job You Want

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-18
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corp
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When youre interviewing for a job, do you grope for the right words to answer these questions and make the best impression? Are you suddenly tongue-tied when you meet the interviewer? Now youll never struggle again.

Author Biography

Nancy Schuman, CSP is a vice president at Lloyd Staffing and the author of several books, including The Everything Resume Book, 3rd Edition; Revising Your Resume; and From College to Career. She is the resident weekly Jobs and Careers columnist for the Long Island Press and has written articles on careers for consumer publications. She lives in East Northport, NY.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Preparing for the Interviewp. 1
Preparing to Answer Questionsp. 2
The First Defining Momentsp. 3
Starting Off on the Right Footp. 4
Set a Tonep. 5
Discussing Your Skills and Experiencep. 8
Key Skills and Abilitiesp. 9
Interpersonal Skillsp. 17
Creativity and Leadership Skillsp. 23
Problem-Solving Abilityp. 31
Personal Questionsp. 34
Describing Your Achievementsp. 42
Professional and Personal Accomplishmentsp. 43
Contributions You've Madep. 48
Challenges You've Overcomep. 54
Recognition and Rewards You've Receivedp. 59
Explaining Your Goals and Interestsp. 63
Long-and Short-Term Goalsp. 64
Interest in Your Chosen Careerp. 68
Personal Interests, Hobbies, and Activitiesp. 73
Showcasing Why YouĂre a Good Fitp. 80
Business Sense and Personal Characterp. 80
Why You Want the Jobp. 89
What YouĂd Bring to the Companyp. 92
Your Past Work Experiencesp. 99
Highlighting Your Ambition and Knowledgep. 107
Why You Chose This Industryp. 108
What You Know about the Companyp. 110
Why You Want to Work Herep. 117
What Your Career Plans Arep. 122
How You Would Contributep. 127
Providing Details about Your Educationp. 135
Why You Chose Your Majorp. 135
Why You Chose Your Schoolp. 138
Courses You Took and Gradesp. 139
Extracurricular Activities and Internshipsp. 142
What You Gained from Your College Experiencep. 144
Navigating Hard-to-Answer Questionsp. 149
Discussing Frustrations and Failuresp. 149
Special Situationsp. 158
Illegal Questionsp. 174
Asking Your Own Questionsp. 182
Why the Job Is Openp. 183
Job Responsibilitiesp. 184
Opportunities for Advancementp. 185
Who Your Supervisor Isp. 185
Company History and Growthp. 186
Questions Not to Askp. 188
Industry-Specific Buzz Words and Phrasesp. 190
Accounting and Financep. 190
Administrativep. 192
Biotechnological and Pharmaceuticalsp. 194
Communicationsp. 196
Computers and Mathematicsp. 197
Engineeringp. 200
Executive and Managerialp. 201
Governmentp. 203
Health and Medicalp. 205
Insurancep. 208
Legal and Protective Servicesp. 210
Retailp. 212
Sciencep. 214
Technicalp. 216
Transportation and Travelp. 218
Thank-You Lettersp. 221
Resourcesp. 226
Glossaryp. 236
Indexp. 245
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