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Interviewing

What You Need to Know: 

A variety of books, organized into categories, are available for checkout from the Career Development Resource Room. When you have chosen a book you would like to borrow, just stop by the Career Development Resource Room in 124 Scovell Hall, between 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., M-F, to check out any of the following books.

101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions

by Fry, Ron, ©2007, 978-1-4180-4000-0. From Amazon.com: For years, interviewees have relied on 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions. In fact, more than 500,000 people have used prior editions. The book begins with an overview of the interviewing process. Then, questions are grouped by chapter to cover the full range of possible interview topics--everything from, "Why are you thinking of leaving your current job?" to "When can you start?" This brand new edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the realities of today's job market.

201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview

by Kador, John, ©2002, 0-07-138773-0.
From Amazon.com:
Asking the right questions can help job seekers ace the interview and land that job The most critical question job interviewers ask is often the last one. That's when they lean forward and say, "Do you have any questions?" As author John Kador points out, that's the applicants' moment to shine, to demonstrate that they have done their homework and that they're good fit with the organization. Most of all, it provides an applicant with an opportunity to ask for the job. A powerful resource for vast and growing numbers of job seekers, this book fills readers in on the pivotal questions they need to ask to ace the interview. With chapters organized around major themes, such as "the company," "the job," and "the community," 201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview not only supplies readers with the right questions for virtually every context but also coaches them on the right ways to ask them.

301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions

by Oliver, Vicky, ©2005,
1-4022-0385-3.

Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions

 by DeLuca, Matthew J., ©1997, 0-07-016357-X. From Amazon.com: MORE answers to MORE questions than any other interviewing guide. Sell yourself with style and win the interview game! The most crucial part of your job search is knowing how to respond to the toughest interview questions ù because the best candidate doesn't necessarily get the job....the best interviewee does! In Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions, career expert Matthew J. DeLuca reveals the secret agenda behind every kind of question interviewers ask, and prepares you to answer them all. Never again be at loss for words when an interviewer hits you with an icebreaker...thought provoker...curve ball...stress tester...and even an illegal question that shouldn’t be asked but needs an answer.

Boost Your Interview IQ

by Martin, Carole, ©2004, 0-07-142547-0.
From Amazon.com:
How to become an interview genius and land the job of your dreams. If a job interview is an oral exam in which job seeker must give the right answers to a set of questions in order to get hired, then this is the ultimate guide to acing the exam. Written by The Interview Coach at Monster.com, Boost Your Interview IQ offers an enjoyable, interactive way to prepare for and succeed at any job interview.

Interview Express

by Jackson, Tom & Buckingham, Bill, ©1993, 0-8129-2129-1.
From Amazon.com:
Tom Jackson, author of Guerrilla Tactics in the Job Market and The Perfect Resume, presents a fast action guide to preparing for and performing in a job-winning interview.

Interview Magic

by Whitcomb, Susan, ©2005, 1-59357-016-3.
From Amazon.com:
A companion to the very successful Resume Magic and Cover Letter Magic. More than an interview how-to, this "career dictionary" holds A-to-Z secrets from America’s most trusted career coach. Future-proof your career as you learn to provide value to employers, create a memorable career brand, quadruple your interview opportunities, tap into the most overlooked interview "must," demonstrate your ability to do the job, and bottom-line the return-on-investment employers will receive for hiring you. In addition, identify your Achilles Heel and maintain a mindset that will increase your confidence, optimism, and success. For the first time, a winning coaching technique is applied to the interview process to help you connect with employers and collaborate on how you can serve their needs. Plus, the innovative "R.O.I." interviewing technique will ensure that every one of your answers is on target. Whether you’re facing a telephone, panel, stress, or behavioral interview, this book will boost your interviewing competency, courage, and confidence.

Job Interviews for Dummies

Kennedy, Joyce Lain, ©2008, 978-0-470-17748-8
From Amazon.com:
Job interviews are crucial meetings that seal the deal on who gets hired. But, since the previous edition of Job Interviews for Dummies was published, everything about the interview process has changed in ways you need to know about and get comfortable with beforehand. This completely revised and updated 3rd Edition brings you fully up to speed with the latest technological changes, interview strategies, and negotiation techniques to help you give a show-stopping performance and land the job of your dreams. You learn the secrets of successful Internet video interviewing and find out how to present yourself on a global scale. And, you’ll get plenty of expert advice on giving targeted responses, pinpointing the critical parts of questions, and following up on the interview. In this outstanding handbook of contemporary interview arts, you’ll discover how to: out-prepare the competition, overcome your fear of interviewing, ask smart questions about the job and the employer, give the best answers to make-or-break questions, fit your qualifications to the job’s requirements, dress like an insider, survive personality tests, interview across cultures, deliver a show-stopping interview performance, evaluate a job offer, and negotiate a better salary. Whether you’re fresh from the classroom, a prime-timer over 50, or somewhere in between, Job Interviews For Dummies, 3rd Edition gets you up to speed fast on the skills and tools you need to land the job you want.

More Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions

by DeLuca, Matthew J. & DeLuca, Nanette F., ©2001 0-07-136105-7.
From Amazon.com:
Picking up where his bestseller (over 55,000 sold) 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions left off, Matthew DeLuca along with Nanette DeLuca take job seekers to the next level of job-search effectiveness by arming them with more valuable lessons, tips, and rules for acing any interview. Emphasizing the interpersonal aspects of the interview process, they draw on their unique experiences as job placement professionals to provide powerful insights into what interviewers look for in a job seeker and how to give it to them. Organized around question categories for quick-reference, and packed with real-life success stories and the candid observations of job placement professionals, this book tells readers what they need to know about: - How to stand out from the rest and get an interview - Understanding the rationale behind different types of questions - Fielding “curve balls,” stress producers, and illegal questions - Mastering the virtual interview.

No-Nonsense Job Interviews: How to Impress Prospective Employers and Ace Any Interview

Boldt, Arnold G, ©2008, 978-1-56414-996-1
From Amazon.com:
Job interviews have changed dramatically in recent years. Both the format of interviews and the questions that are asked are designed to drill deeply into a candidate's personality and behavior, not just his or her job qualifications. The cost of hiring and retaining good employees in the 21st century compels employers to be much more careful about whom they hire, leading to a more in-depth approach to interviewing. In this companion to No-Nonsense Resumes and No-Nonsense Cover Letters, Arnold Boldt takes the reader step-by-step from interview preparation to performance to follow-up, in a straightforward, easy-to-follow manner. No-Nonsense Job Interviews is a practical, down-to-earth, and accessible guide for candidates of any level: entry level, blue-collar, mid-career, and senior-level managers. It begins with thorough, but easy-to-understand explanations of the 18 different types of job interviews and the key elements of interviewing techniques. Included are the most common and toughest interview questions you'll most likely be asked along with the best way to answer them. Subsequent chapters offer tips on researching the company, asking the interviewer, and evaluating your performance. Included in each chapter are specific tips from professional career coaches, plus samples of thank-you letters and other correspondence related to the job-interview process.

Perfect Phrases for the Perfect Interview

by Martin, Carole, ©2005, 0-07-144982-5.
From Amazon.com:
Hundreds of interview-acing words and phrases to land you the job. In a job interview, every word counts. That's why you need to make sure you'll be prepared with exactly the right answers to any question an interviewer might throw at you. With Perfect Phrases for the Perfect Interview, you will be equipped to handle even the toughest questions.

Perfect Phrases for Negotiating Salary and Job Offers

Deluca, Matthew J & Deluca, Nanette, ©2006, 978-0071475518. From Amazon.com: The right phrase for every situation . . . every time. The latest guide in the top-selling, easy-to-use Perfect Phrases series gives you the correct vocabulary to use to get the best salary or job offer possible. Using words and phrases that take away the taboo surrounding the subject of money, you can ask for what you want-and deserve-with confidence. Provides quick, easy steps that prepare readers for salary negotiations, job interviews, or performance reviews, giving them the competitive edge.

SkillStalking

by Gaither, Dick, ©1988, 978-0962837791.

Sweaty Palms: The Neglected Art of Being Interviewed

by Medley, H. Anthony, ©1992,
0-89815-403-0. From Amazon.com:
A newly updated edition of the comprehensive guide to job interviews that has over a half million copies in print, SWEATY PALMS teaches readers everything they need to know in order to land the job of their dreams. Whether a first-time job seeker searching for that elusive entry-level position or a seasoned employee facing tougher and tougher competition in a difficult economy, SWEATY PALMS takes readers through each step of the interviewing process, from preparation to dress to negotiating an offer. Including hundreds of interview questions and sample answers, SWEATY PALMS prepares job seekers for even the wiliest interviewer. H. Anthony Medley, who has interviewed countless job seekers over the years, offers readers an honest view from 'the other side of the desk.' He draws on a wide variety of sources, from celebrities discussing how they got their jobs, to employers revealing what they look for in an ideal candidate. This new edition of SWEATY PALMS, which has been a vital tool in the job-interview market for decades, reflects cutting-edge changes to interviewing, including the pros and cons of e-mail resumes, thank-you notes, proper dress in the corporate-casual age, and the unique challenges of landing a job in the 21st century.

The Art of the Interview: Lessons from a Master of the Craft

by Grobel, Lawrence, ©2004, 1-4000-5071-5. From Publishers Weekly: To conduct a good interview, you must "converse like a talk show host, think like a writer, understand subtext like a psychiatrist, have an ear like a musician, be able to select the best parts like a book editor and know how to piece it together dramatically like a playwright." This is the sound advice of famed Playboy interviewer Grobel, the man who scored the only in-depth interview with Patty Hearst and who got the elusive Marlon Brando to agree to a week-long interview in Tahiti. Grobel, who has also written a biography of the Hustons and contributed to numerous other publications, gives readers the equivalent of a master class in this thoroughly entertaining treatise on one of the toughest tasks in journalism. He is generous with information and journalistic tips, explaining, among other things, how to prepare for the meeting and how to get the subject to open up. An invaluable resource for aspiring journalists, the book also satisfies the voyeuristic desires of a celebrity obsessed culture by raising the curtain on the idiosyncratic demands of stars and by putting the reader in the interviewer’s chair. Grobel does this throughout the book by deconstructing some of his more famous dialogues, including those of former Indiana Hoosiers coach Bobby Knight, Drew Barrymore and Barbra Streisand, who presented him with a contract drawn up by her attorneys when he arrived at her home for the interview. The book is an overstuffed treat, full of anecdotes, advice from other top writers and the kind of commiserating stories about difficult editors, hellish assignments and prickly stars that will seize the attention of both professional interviewers and their audiences. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

The Career Coward's Guide to Interviewing

by Piotrowski, Katy, ©2007, 978-1-59357-389-6. From Amazon.com: This third book in the Career Coward's series helps readers tackle the Herculean task of assessing their strengths and creating a paper "sales document" about themselves. In her friendly and comforting style, career coach Katy Piortrowski walks readers through all the basic steps of writing a resume and cover letter that fairly promotes their strengths and experiences without sounding like "bragging".