“The Essential Job Interview Handbook is a realistic guide that gives every jobseeker all the tools, skills, and answers you will need to impress any potential employer and rise above the competition.”
—Ron Fry, best-selling author of 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions
“Jean Baur, a consultant with LHH for the past 16 years, provides an intelligent guide to one of the most critical parts of the job search process: interviewing.”
—Barbara T. Barra, executive vice president, U.S. Operations, Lee Hecht Harrison
Even with a fairly detailed job description or a briefing by a knowledgeable recruiter, job candidates rarely have all the tools they need to ace their interviews. This is one of the reasons why interviews are so harrowing—we have to pay close attention to what we’re told, what we’re not told, and the many non-verbal signals we receive. In addition, many people who conducts the interviews aren’t well-prepared, haven’t been trained in interviewing, and often don’t even like the process.
The Essential Job Interview Handbook will help job seekers prepare effectively for interviews and become familiar with different types of interview questions and styles of interviews. A unique feature of this book is the multiple answers it provides for each question, rated good, better, and best; with this feature, you’ll learn what makes a winning answer and understand the strategy behind it.
Whether you’re just finishing school or have been working a long time, The Essential Job Interview Handbook will give you all the powerful tools you need to not just get a job, but to get the right one.
Jean Baur, a career coach and author, has worked in the outplacement industry for the past 19 years. She’s an expert in working with job seekers of all functions and levels, and likes nothing better than helping those in transition overcome obstacles and find work that’s a good fit. Her first book, Eliminated! Now What?, won national media attention. She currently lives in New England, where she continues her work with Lee Hecht Harrison, a talent-solutions company, and teaches her own highly successful workshop: Boomers Back to Work! As an independent consultant, Jean has prepared thousands of job seekers for this critical part of getting hired.