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INTRODUCTION
Why Do You Need This Book?
How to Use This Book
Don’t Miss Our Web Site
Preparing for the Call
A checklist for success
Using preparation time
Getting the Call
Listen to yourself
Phone etiquette
Networking over the phone
Making Arrangements
People to know
Places to go
Learning about the Company
Printed materials
People contacts
Internet sources
Taking Inventory of Your Strengths andWeaknesses
Naming your weaknesses
Knowing Which Questions You Can Expect
Tell me about yourself
Why do you want to leave (or why did you leave) your present job?
What are your career goals?
What contribution can you make tothecompany?
Getting Practice before the Interview
Role-playing an interview
Videotaping a practice interview
Confidence-Building: The RAPP Approach
R is for research
A is for appearance
P is for preparation
P is for practice, practice
You’re On: Five Tips for Dealing with Stage Fright
Tip #1: Take a deep breath
Tip #2: Smile
Tip #3: Stretch
Tip #4: Recognize the power of affirmations
Tip #5: Stay in touch
Being Realistic
Making a good impression
Getting additional information
Getting a call back for a second interview
Getting feedback
Strategies for Beginning the Interview
Surviving small talk situations
Transitioning to the main part oftheinterview
Strategies for Questions and Answers
Choose your words carefully
Be honest
Common Interview Questions
Previous experience
How others perceive you
Why should we hire you?
Salary expectations
Past achievements
Do you have any questions?
Tip #1: Pay Attention
Tip #3: Take Notes
Tip #4: Ask for Feedback
Tip #5: Practice Makes Perfect
Illegal or Inappropriate Questions
Questions about race, religion,orethnicity
Questions about marital status andchildren
Questions about age, weight, health,ordisabilities
Guidelines for handling illegal or inappropriate questions
Dealing with the Difficult Questions
Have you ever been fired? Forwhatreasons?
Questions about being out of work
Questions about sexual harassment
Handling Difficult Scenarios
Panel interviews
Behavioral interviews
Situational interviews
Recognizing the End of the Interview
Closing statements made bytheinterviewer
Non-verbal clues
Do you have any questions for me?
Speaking Your Last Words
Strategies for Lasting Impressions
One last impression on the interviewer
Out the door
Appropriate Responses to the First Interview
Expressing your gratitude
Informing your networking contacts
Alerting your references
Second Interviews
The serial interview
The meal interview
Learning What You’re Worth
Sources of information
Experience is a good teacher
Timing the Salary Question
Strategies for delaying the discussion ofsalary
The timing is right: You’ve been offered the job
Tip #1: Give yourself confidence andenthusiasm
Tip #2: Let them make the first offer
Tip #3: Enhance your compensation package
Tip #4: Give yourself time
Tip #5: Get it in writing
Composing Letters of Acceptance orRejection
What to look for in a written job offer
Sample acceptance letter
Writing a Letter of Resignation
Before your resign
Sample letter of resignation
Networking Follow-up
Making phone calls
Sending your thank-yous
CLIFFSNOTES REVIEW
Books
Internet
Magazines & Other Media
Send Us Your Favorite Tips
INDEX
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CliffsNotes<sup>&#174;</sup> Delivering a Winning Job Interview

CliffsNotes<sup>&#174;</sup> Delivering a Winning Job Interview

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CliffsNotes Delivering a Winning Job Interview will help you get over your nervousness by being prepared; know which questions to expect and how to answer them; deliver a job interview that wins you an offer; reinforce what you learn with CliffsNotes Review.
CliffsNotes Delivering a Winning Job Interview will help you get over your nervousness by being prepared; know which questions to expect and how to answer them; deliver a job interview that wins you an offer; reinforce what you learn with CliffsNotes Review.

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