Sunday, February 9, 2014

Need interviewing help? Here is a free resource!

Hello!  This is my first post to my blog.  This blog is going to try to focus on being helpful, positive, and fun!

So, with the economy being what it is and lots of people out looking for work, I thought it would be appropriate to start this blog with a free eBook on interviewing.

"What I Wish EVERY Job Candidate Knew: 15 Minutes to a Better Interview" by Russell Tuckerton is a short book that covers interviewing from a unique perspective - the hiring manager's point of view.  He let's the reader know what is going on in the mind of the person who is interviewing you and what they might be looking for.

Tuckerton gives seven questions to serve as examples as to what he considers to be a good response, a poor response, and also how to answer the question if you have something questionable in your past that needs to be addressed.

A couple of the points that Tuckerton makes really needs to be ingrained into the mind of a person who is being interviewed:
  • The interviewer wants to know what are you going to bring to the company, not what you are interested in for yourself.  (In other words, tell them what is in it for them if they hire you.)
  • There is a reason "why" the question is being asked.  You need to recognize and address that "why".
  • Always ask about what the next step in the process is - it shows you are interested.
One thing to note - this book does not address behavior based (or structured)  interviews.  If you don't know what the difference is between a structured and unstructured interview - I suggest you do some research on them and be prepared for both.

If you are preparing for an unstructured interview - this book does a wonderful job of giving you the information you need in a concise manner.

If you need information on structured interviews - send me an email and I will either point you in the right direction or give you some tips myself.

I wish you success in your search for a new career or promotion!

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