What Color Is your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Interviews
ace the interview and land your dream job
Before the interview. The crucial part of the interview ; Researching the organization before the interview ; Researching the job before the interview ; Researching the interviewer(s) before the interview ; Researching salary ranges before the interview ; Practicing "the elevator speech" ; How to dress
During the interview. Types of interviews ; The beginning of the interview ; The middle of the interview ; The closing of the interview
After the interview. The thank-you note or notes ; If you got the job : keep on job-hunting ; If you didn't get the job : why you didn't
Appendix A. Handicaps. You are handicapped, eh? : everyone is handicapped ; Real handicaps : what you can't do and what you can do ; Phantom handicap : only in the eyes of some employers
Appendix B. Salary negotiation. The first secret of salary negotiation ; The second secret of salary negotiation ; The third secret of salary negotiation ; The fourth secret of salary negotiation
"The first interview book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles. Interviews instill fear in many a job-hunter, but this empowering guide from the father of career development, Richard Bolles, reveals that interviews are really just conversations to determine if the work--and workplace--is a great fit for both parties. In the very first Parachute-branded book to focus on interviewing, Bolles merges decades of experience with the latest studies and job-market statistics to create an all-in-one guide for the whole process, from pre-interview research to elevator pitches to salary negotiation. This slim volume contains a huge amount of information distilled down to its very essence, revealing the three most important things about interviews, the only five questions you need to know the answers to, and other succinct gems that will send job-hunters confidently into interviews armed with everything they'll need to impress-- and land their dream job"-- Provided by publisher.
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