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How to Interview Like A Pro: Forty-Three Rules for Getting Your Next Job Paperback – December 2, 2010
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Marion Czaja, Ph.D.
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The first great lesson a job seeker gains from the book comes right in the table of contents. Greenwood spreads her 43 tips across 7 chapters, the reader realizes that only two and a half chapters deal with time spent in the interview itself. The rest deal with preparation and follow up. Following such ratios is essential to successful interviewing.
The tips are written in clear and concise fashion. Greenwood takes nothing for granted in identifying each minute detail in the interview process a candidate needs to prepare for, make sure to cover during the interview, and consider while evaluating and following up an interview.
Greenwood's legal background allows her to offer a comprehensive outline regarding interviewing and the law. It's one of the best information sources on this topic I've seen. In addition, since she has also written "How to Negotiate Like a Pro," Greenwood provides great advice on ways to hammer out a better compensation package.
Among my favorite tips-Always be in Interview Mode (#8); Expect the Question You Don't Want to Answer (#26) and Determine Any Company Red Flags (#31).
As a Career Advisor, I constantly remind people from all walks of life that job tenures continue to shorten and we will all need to look for jobs more frequently than we want. This makes developing strong interviewing skills more critical. "How to Interview Like a Pro" provides a great long term resource for this.
"Rule 8. Be in interview mode all the time.
...An employer told me about an applicant who wore bedroom slippers and short shorts while picking up an application. Often the person you get the application from is the same person who will interview you. If you are wearing bedroom slippers and shorts, the employer does not need to read the application to decide you are not employee material."
For such a slender volume, this book is chocked full of fabulously pertinent advice for the job seeker. It is delivered in a common sense manner and each rule is demonstrated by a concise example as it takes you through all the stages before, during and after the job interview.
Even after having worked in Human Resources for a short stint myself, I still learned a thing or three. I wasn't even half-way through the protected classes section when I realized that I had been hoodwinked and bamboozled for most of my working career; but I must admit that I had no one to blame for that but myself. A wise person once said that we perish from a lack of knowledge.
So what's my point? You've got to have a plan. Studies show that those who end up achieving their goals are those who have a written plan. If you're looking for a job, your plan should be to ensure that you are as qualified as possible before you arrive for the interview. Your plan should entail How to Interview Like a Pro-an advice, workbook and reference toolkit all-in-one.
4-1/2 out of 5 Stars
This award winning book is suitable to thoroughly equip and empower the beginner as well as the seasoned job seeker with the legal knowledge, negotiating strategies, and basic interview etiquette necessary to shine.
In accordance with FTC guidelines, please note that I received a copy of this book from the author for review. The view expressed is my honest opinion.
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