Fearless Interviewing How to Win the Job by Communicating with Confidence

ISBN-10: 0071408843

ISBN-13: 9780071408844

Edition: 2003

Authors: Marky Stein

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A job interview is one of life's most stressful and challenging experiences. This text presents a strategic approach to interviewing, one that tips the scales back in favour of the job applicant.
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Marky Stein is an author, career coach, and public speaker and who has been actively involved in career counseling and leading seminars since 1989. Ms. Stein has worked with professionals from more than 65 of the Fortune 500 companies including Toshiba, Levi-Strauss, Dell, Palm, 3Com, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, Tandem, Fujitsu, Blue Shield, IBM, Cisco, Eastman-Kodak, Hilton, Hitachi and others. Ms. Stein has been quoted and/or has been a contributor as a career development and job search expert in CareerJournal.com (Wall Street Journal), Christian Science Monitor, Omaha World Herald, New Jersey Star-Ledger, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose Metro News, The Boston Globe, monster.com, Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, Chicago Tribune and others, including nationwide radio interviews and television appearances. Ms. Stein currently has a private career coaching practice with offices in Northern California; acts as the online Job Search Expert for iVillage.com; is the interview expert at Monster.com; and is a regular seminar leader at BrassRing.com career events. She is a Certified Career Counselor and a Certified Job Search Trainer.

Introduction: Why Are Interviews So Scary?
Christine's Story
My Story
An Assault against Anxiety
The Most Common Interview Fears
Strategy versus Memorization
Interviewing Can Be Fun!
Building Your Skills Arsenal
Assessing Your Skills
General Skills
Job-Specific Skills
Personal Traits
Your Gift
Skills Summary Page
Q Statements: Your Secret Weapon
What Is a Q Statement?
Quality or Quantity?
Let's Get Specific
Research: What Separates the Hired from the Not Hired
An Interview Is Like a First Date
Why Research a Company?
All the Information Is Right at Your Fingertips
How to Get Your Hands on a Computer
Company Web Sites
Company Mission Statements
Company Culture
Targeting Your Skills to the Company's Needs
Use Your Library Card as a Job Search Tool
Winding Up Your Strategy
The Presentation Packet
The Preinterview Checklist
Managing the First Twenty Seconds of the Interview
First Impressions
Facial Expression
What to Wear
Your Handshake
Your Greeting
Your Attitude
You Passed the Test!
Answering Interview Questions
Straightforward Questions
Questions behind Questions
Stress Questions
Illegal Questions
Questions to Ask the Employer
Stalling and Accessing
Handling Questions in Nontraditional Interviews
Group Interviews
Body Language
Negotiating Your Salary
The Negotiating Challenge
Common Fears about Negotiating
One Job, Two Different Salaries
The Four Bargaining Factors
Open-Door Negotiating
The Salary Discussion
Benefits and Your Total Compensation Package
Creative Negotiations
Following Up: Juggling Multiple Offers
Focus Letters
Follow-Up Calls
Multiple Offers
Sample Interviews
Jerry Aronson, Marketing Manager
Sarah Auschansky, Information Technology Engineer
Kei Soto, Director of Launch Operations
Practice Questions
Conclusion: Confidence
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