In a clear, step-by-step format, this book shows you how to be the best applicant for the job you want. Covering both basic and advanced strategies for winning in the job market, it includes example questions and model answers to help you. It should also show you how to recognize and maximize your strengths, present weaknesses in a positive way, evaluate interview situations and use them to your advantage, and deal with difficult or aggressive questions. It enables you to do a complete, honest evaluation of yourself and helps to develop a plan of action.
Table of Contents
Part 1 What are employers looking for?: the ideal employee; doing your homework on employers; resumes and application letters. Part 2 What can you offer?: personal audit; eliminating your weakness; improving your performance. Part 3 Selling yourself: your appearance; talking about yourself; evaluating the interviewer. Part 4 Interview formats and evaluation methods: different types of interview; evaluation methods - the mystery revealed; pyschological and aptitiude tests. Part 5 Dos and don'ts in interviewing: before, during and after the interview. Part 6 Questions, answers and eye-openers: personal details; education and training; interpersonal skills; management ability; professional knowledge; career goals; employment history; suitability for the job; salary history and requirements; your questions for the interviewer; illegal questions; thinking on your feet; lasting impressions. Part 7 Closing the deal: salary negotiating tactics; references. Part 8 Additional tactics: school leavers and graduates; career changes; leaving your employer. Part 9 Final advice.
Igor S. Popovich is the director of a career-help consultancy which offers training courses in interviewing, job hunting and career management.