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Haldane's best answers to tough interview questions
Bernard Haldane Associates.
Publication Information:
Manassas Park, VA : Impact, 2000.
Physical Description:
ix, 203 pages ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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The job interview is the single most important prerequisite to getting a job - no interview, no job offer. While many people may be talented in writing resumes and letters, conducting research, and networking, they simply must do well in the job interview. This book examines the nuts-and-bolts of interviewing for job seekers.

Table of Contents

1. Job Interviews Get Jobsp. 1
Lessons From Experiencep. 1
Interviews in Your Job Searchp. 2
Prepare for the Perfect Interviewp. 4
Do You Work to Live or Live to Work?p. 5
Benefit From the Haldane Approach and Networkp. 7
Communicate Your Likabilityp. 10
2. Determine Your Interview Readinessp. 12
Being Preparedp. 12
Check Your Interview Readiness I.Q.p. 13
3. Interview Mythsp. 17
4. Types of Interviewsp. 27
Two Different Types of Interviewsp. 27
Interviewers and Intervieweesp. 27
Referral Interviewsp. 28
Job Interviewsp. 29
Screening Interviewsp. 30
One-On-One Interviewsp. 32
Sequential Interviewsp. 32
Series Interviewsp. 33
Panel Interviewsp. 34
Group Interviewsp. 34
5. The Referral Interviewp. 36
The Haldane Networking Approachp. 36
Focus on Decision Makersp. 37
Referral Interviewsp. 38
Informational and Referral Meetingsp. 43
Is This Becoming a Job Interview?p. 67
6. Prepare For the Job Interviewp. 70
What is a Job Interview?p. 70
Goals of Job Interviewsp. 71
Gather Datap. 72
Formulate Examples of Effectivenessp. 74
Anticipate Questions and Strategize Responsesp. 74
Frame Questions to Askp. 76
Rehearsep. 77
Plan Your Imagep. 78
Make the First Five Minutes Count For Youp. 78
Prepare For Several Interviewsp. 79
Select Attire To Convey Competence: Menp. 81
Select Attire to Convey Competence: Womenp. 84
Look Your Best At All Timesp. 87
Project an Image of Confidence and Competencep. 89
Plot Your Routep. 90
7. The Day of the Job Interviewp. 92
Be Preparedp. 92
Arrive Early: First Impressions Countp. 93
Introduce Yourself With a Smilep. 94
Your Behavior Speaks Volumesp. 94
Your Bearing Should Exude Confidencep. 95
Small Talk Countsp. 95
Responding to the Interviewer's Questionsp. 96
You Should Ask Questions Toop. 98
Your Dynamism Helps Sell Your Skillsp. 99
Engage in a Positive Summationp. 99
Determine the Next Step and Follow-Throughp. 100
Follow-up Actionsp. 101
8. Great Answers to Tough Interview Questionsp. 103
Interview Types and Strategiesp. 103
Ice Breakers That Set the Tonep. 105
Repeat Key Accomplishment Statementsp. 108
Career Goalsp. 109
Conventional Questionsp. 111
Behavior-Based Questionsp. 128
Sensitive, Illegal, and Stupid Questionsp. 132
9. Questions You Should Always Askp. 137
Gathering Informationp. 137
Things You Need to Knowp. 139
Types of Questions to Askp. 139
Questions About Jobs and Careersp. 140
Questions About the Companyp. 144
Questions About the Industryp. 148
Questions About the Selection Processp. 150
Questions About Compensationp. 153
10. Negotiating the Offerp. 154
Premature Salary Discussionsp. 154
Preparationp. 155
Strategyp. 159
Dialoguep. 160
Win-Win Strategiesp. 163
Focus on the Big Picturep. 166
Consider Optionsp. 169
Recap, Evaluate, and Queryp. 172
Sample Negotiation Dialoguep. 175
Checklist of Compensation Optionsp. 181
Appendixp. 189
Indexp. 199