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301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions Paperback – May 1, 2005
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Vicky has been featured on the front page of the New York Times 'Job Market' section and on over 100 local and national radio programs. She was designated in-house job-hunting expert at the Shomex Diversity Fair at Madison Square Garden. Her articles have appeared in Adweek magazine and on Crain's New York Business website; and she was interviewed for Esquire magazine's 'Answer Fella' column.
In 2007, Vicky hosted a Business Etiquette Dinner for 142 graduating seniors of Brown University. She also presented an Effective Interviewing seminar to 200 sophomores, juniors, and seniors up at the Brown campus during Career Week.
Vicky was recently elected President of the Brown University Club in New York. Vicky is also a newly minted Vice President of her class at Brown and a member of the Brown Alumni Association Board of Governors.
Vicky believes that job-hunting can be a lonely endeavor and encourages job seekers to contact her via email for advice on their searches. She is in constant touch with over 5,000 recent candidates in all different professions and in all different walks of life: the employed, the unemployed, entrepreneurs, freelancers, retirees, college graduates, and people returning to the job market.
A Brown University graduate with a degree in English Honors and a double major in Political Science, Vicky lives in Manhattan, where she has dedicated herself to helping others turn around their careers and their lives.
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Sometimes interviewers do a poor job, and may ask leading questions that area against EEOC laws. Once again Oliver has you stay on target and guide your answers to what is job related. She will often have a question, the good answer, and then ways you can add to the good answer to make it more personal.
If you are going on a job interview, this book may be one that you want browse through simply to get a bit of a refresher. She lays these questions out in non-threatening ways, and gives you strategies in how to work around them. I like the central theme "do not unsell yourself". This insight alone may help you pause long enough to get the right answer out of your mouth before something that may knock you out of the potential hire pool.
This book is a companion that makes you realize your problem is not unique or unsolvable. For every tough interview question, there is a smart answer presented here that will turn the table around and make a positive impact.
Vicky Oliver gives us sensible and witty answers that makes the reading and the interview preparation enjoyable and effective. The chapters are intuitively arranged, with a easy to read page layout, and plenty of tables and side notes. A great resource.
The questions are definitely good, but the answers are not, as the author gives one very specific answer, but rarely gives any general advice on what employers are looking for in your answer.
Unless you somehow fit the title of this review, there are better books for you.
And good luck in your job search!
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To help others avoid my mistake, I tell everyone that this book is absolutely worthless--has absolutely no substance, nothing worthwhile--the most useless book I've come across in... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Philip Steinfeld
Excellent Book great information for job placement and preparing for an interviewPublished 6 months ago by dirving
Every prospective employee needs to get this book. Delivery was prompt.Published 9 months ago by Aston Haughton
Very helpful. I wish that that the chapter on getting fired was labeled "terminated," which covers being laid off (much different than being fired).Published 10 months ago by tikitok
Questions are not all bad. Answers are not what I would say. But the value is in the question. a fair amount will make me think before answering.Published 11 months ago by John in PA