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Crazy Good Interviewing: How Acting A Little Crazy Can Get You The Job Paperback – May 11, 2012
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Praise for Crazy Good Interviewing
"Top Ten Career Books for 2012!" —The Wall Street Journal
"Interviewing is a critical skill. Whether you want to get into business school, land your dream job, or separate yourself from the pack, grab this book and enjoy the ride!"—Michael Desiderio, MBAExecutive Director, EMBA Council
"This hard-hitting handbook is full of useful, practical strategies to ensure you don't get overlooked for that next big opportunity. Buy this book, incorporate the ideas, and take back control of your career."—RORY VADEN, MBACofounder, Southwestern Consulting, and New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs
"This book is an invaluable resource for mastering the challenges of theinterview. Get it, use it, benefit from it, and enjoy it!"—Susan A. MaxwellExecutive Director, National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc.
Sometimes acting a little crazy can get you the job you want. Crazy Good Interviewing shows how crazy good behavior can make you stand out favorably in a sea of mediocrity. Take the candidate who created a keynote presentation on his iPad to illustrate his strengths or the one who created a DVD highlighting her abilities. An unconventional handbook to job seeking in a tough economy, Crazy Good Interviewing delves into how to access your three key strengths, use body languageeffectively, prepare a five-sentence history that builds a bridge to the interviewer, and much more! Turn just plain crazy into crazy good, and land the job at your next interview.
About the Author
JOHN B. MOLIDOR, PhD, is CEO/President of Michigan State University Flint Area Medical Education and a Community Assistant Dean and Professor of Psychiatry at MSU College of Human Medicine, who helps people understand how their brain, communication styles, and interviewing skills can function well together.
BARBARA PARUS is Director of Publications for the National Speakers Association in Tempe, Arizona. A Chicago native, she is a versatile and well-established writer, ghostwriter, editorial consultant, and the author or coauthor of three books on human resources–related topics.
Top Customer Reviews
This is but one example of the kind of advice you'll get from Crazy Good Interviewing. Is it true? Probably. Is it useful? Only if you have absolutely no common sense whatsoever.
I'm giving this two stars instead of one just because the advice is pretty much standard for any interview prep book (compared with a few that I've perused). I'm giving it two stars instead of five because it just doesn't live up to the title. "Crazy Good" is a great idea; I read this book with the expectation that it'd teach me to stand out for the right reasons. However, it turned out that Crazy Good just means normal and competent, and it's contrasted with being "Crazy Bad"--a straw man of someone who is oblivious, rude, inappropriate, and usually all at once. In short, the authors waste tons of space describing Crazy Bad without getting into the nuance of what makes someone stand out from a crowd of other normal but competent people. I'd have preferred more substance without the gimmicky theme or the glib and cutesy filler.
"Asserting control" -- what it communicates -- is not favorable.
Seems like this author forgot that women are in the audience and positions of leadership. And anyone who forgets their demographic really shouldn't be trusted for advice.
Based on these factors and Tara's comment (earlier review), I will not buy this book.
Save your money. My advice is to go the interview and be your authentic self. As an employer, I recognize that good, intelligent hardworking people get nervous when they are in a position of being evaluated and never hold that against someone.
This book is definitely worth buying, the feeling after leaving an interview and knowing that your interviewer genuinely wanted you to get the spot is priceless. Read this book If you want to stick out from the crowd in a positive way!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dr. Molidor is the interview guru. He spoke at my medical school about residency interviewing and did such a powerful presentation that I just had to buy this book. Read morePublished 20 months ago by nikki vyas
I read this book and did what they said. It made my next 2 interviews much easier and allowed me to feel more comfortable during all types of interview.Published on April 25, 2014 by Julia A Shaw, MD
I read this book in preparation for my medical school interview. Dr. Molidor's advice is presented in a fun and unique way and helped me to present myself in the best light... Read morePublished on January 12, 2014 by Allyssa Schik
This book is a must have before embarking on any interview trail. As a 4th year medical student interviewing for residency, I noticed that I am head and shoulders above my peers... Read morePublished on December 5, 2013 by Laurie B.
I am a current 4th year medical student interviewing for residency, and Dr. Molidor's interview advice has been very useful to the process.
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Leaning can be fun and this book sure does lead us in doing so!
Very useful if you are looking for a job as well as interacting with other people in many ways