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101 Successful Interviewing Strategies

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Now job seekers or any professional pursuing advancement can master the skills needed to prepare for and effectively manage interviews with Kramer's 101 SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWING STRATEGIES. Written by accomplished career coach and clinical psychologist Eric Kramer, this unique book applies the latest research in brief learning strategies and social intelligence to equip job candidates for interviewing success. This book walks readers through the five most important parts of preparing for and effectively managing an interview, including attitude, tactics and follow-up actions. From basic tips, such as testing the route to the interview to ensure timely arrival, to more advanced insights into guiding the interview as a conversation rather than interrogation, job candidates find invaluable insights that can make the difference in interviewing or job promotion success. Easy-to-understand strategies are simple to implement with the book's "What to Think/What to Do" presentation. This quick read with immediately applicable tips and strategies is an effective tool, even if read for the first time the day of the interview. 101 SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWING STRATEGIES' specialized knowledge and scientifically proven skills equip job seekers at any level with the skills to approach interviews with confidence. The book also offers online job search and interview tips on the companion web site.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. About the Author
  3. Introduction
  4. 1. Interview Preparation: Be Fully Prepared to Interview Well
    1. 1. Know the Basics of Answering Any Question
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    2. 2. Anticipate Questions
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    3. 3. Prepare Success Stories
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    4. 4. Know Your Strengths
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    5. 5. Know the Company
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    6. 6. Prepare Questions to Ask
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    7. 7. Prepare a List of Reminders
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    8. 8. Keep Your Interview Skills Fresh
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    9. 9. Don’t Be Modest
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    10. 10. Focus on the Process, Not the Outcome
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    11. 11. Control the Screening Calls
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    12. 12. Treat Every Contact as an Interview
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    13. 13. Manage Every Contact
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    14. 14. Schedule the Interview in the Morning
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    15. 15. Know Where to Go
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    16. 16. Carry the Right Things
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    17. 17. Bring Copies of Your Resumé
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    18. 18. Prepare Your References
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    19. 19. Present Yourself Well
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    20. 20. Be on Time
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    21. 21. Allow Enough Time
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    22. 22. Be Friendly
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    23. 23. Leave Off the Perfume
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
  5. 2. Interview Attitude: Being Prepared Mentally to Present Your Best
    1. 24. Know They Are Interested
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    2. 25. Remember You Are in an Interview
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    3. 26. Don’t Be Offbeat
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    4. 27. Control Your Anxiety
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    5. 28. Project Confidence
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    6. 29. Be Likeable
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    7. 30. Be Positive—Always
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    8. 31. Project a Positive Attitude
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    9. 32. Don’t Try to Fit Perfectly
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    10. 33. Sell Yourself
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    11. 34. Be a Solution to the Problem
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    12. 35. Be a Peer
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    13. 36. Focus on the Future
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
  6. 3. Interview Tactics: Making the Most of the Interview
    1. 37. Answer the Three Key Questions
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    2. 38. Make the First 10 Seconds Count
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    3. 39. Initially, Focus on the Job
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    4. 40. Make the Interview a Conversation
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    5. 41. Listen, Then Respond
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    6. 42. Keep Answers Brief
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    7. 43. Focus on the Positive
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    8. 44. Talk About Your Strengths
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    9. 45. Fit Yourself to the Job
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    10. 46. Communicate a Willingness to Learn
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    11. 47. Be a Team Player
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    12. 48. Talk About Values and Work Style
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    13. 49. Communicate Conscientiousness and Stability
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    14. 50. Present Yourself as Flexible
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    15. 51. Play It Conservative
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    16. 52. Talk About Your Good Work Habits
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    17. 53. Answer Questions Thoughtfully
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    18. 54. Mention All Your Relevant Skills and Experiences
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    19. 55. Discussing Weaknesses
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    20. 56. Use Success Stories
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    21. 57. Admit When You Lack Experience
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    22. 58. Know How to Deal with Questions About Something You Haven’t Experienced
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    23. 59. Communicate Non-Verbally
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    24. 60. Answer the Tough Questions
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    25. 61. Ask Questions
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    26. 62. Listen Carefully
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    27. 63. Ask for Feedback
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    28. 64. Link Your Goals to the Company’s Goals
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    29. 65. Repeat Yourself for Emphasis
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    30. 66. Display Knowledge of the Job
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    31. 67. Be Specific
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    32. 68. Put Yourself on the Team
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    33. 69. Focus on What You Can Bring
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    34. 70. Talk About Responsibilities and Accomplishments
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    35. 71. Take Notes
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    36. 72. Take the Tests
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    37. 73. Talk About Skills in Demand on All Jobs
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    38. 74. Get Contact Information
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    39. 75. Close Strong
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    40. 76. Be Tactful if You Don’t Want the Job
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
  7. 4. Managing the Interviewer: Connect Through Curiosity and Conversation
    1. 77. Connect with the Interviewer
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    2. 78. Be Interested in the Interviewer
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    3. 79. Find Commonalities
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    4. 80. Adjust to the Interviewer
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    5. 81. Focus on the Needs of the Hiring Manager
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    6. 82. Establish Relationships with Everyone
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    7. 83. Give Genuine Compliments
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    8. 84. Manage a Bad Interviewer
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    9. 85. Guide the Interview
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    10. 86. Manage an Unstructured Interview
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    11. 87. Manage the Stress Interview
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    12. 88. Manage the Behavioral Interview
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    13. 89. Manage Illegal Questions
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    14. 90. Manage Brain-Teaser Questions
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    15. 91. Manage Questions About Existing Company Problems
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    16. 92. Manage the Compensation Question
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
  8. 5. The Interview Presentation: Be More Persuasive with a Printed Presentation
    1. 93. Present to Win
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    2. 94. Appeal to Visual Learners with an Interview Presentation
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    3. 95. Gain Value from Preparing a Presentation
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    4. 96. Don’t Worry About Being an Expert Presenter
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    5. 97. Listen as You Present
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    6. 98. Use the Presentation as a Guide
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    7. 99. Keep It Brief
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    8. 100. Be Aware That Your Presentation Is Your Understanding, Not Fact
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    9. 101. Ask for Permission to Present
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    10. 102. Use Your Presentation to Communicate Interest and Motivation
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    11. 103. Present Your Benefits
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    12. 104. Clarify the Job Requirements First
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    13. 105. Match Your Experience and Skills to the Job Requirements
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    14. 106. Differentiate Yourself with Additional Areas of Expertise
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    15. 107. Present Your Success Stories
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    16. 108. Add Value Quickly
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    17. 109. Fit the Culture
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    18. 110. Sum Up Your Best “Selling” Points
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    19. 111. Include Good Questions
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    20. 112. Ask for the Sale
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
  9. 6. After the Interview: It’s Not Over Yet
    1. 113. Be Prepared to Wait
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    2. 114. Remember the Selection Process Is Subjective
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    3. 115. Know This Isn’t Your Only Interview
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    4. 116. Learn from Every Interview
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    5. 117. Maintain an Active Search
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    6. 118. Determine the Job Fit Before Salary Talks
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    7. 119. Always Negotiate Salary
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    8. 120. Negotiate Salary After an Offer
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    9. 121. Always Follow Up
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    10. 122. Follow Up with Everyone
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do
    11. 123. Evaluate Whether the Job Is for You
      1. What to Think
      2. What to Do