In today's job market, how you perform in an interview can make or break your hiring possibilities. If you want to stand a head above the rest of the pack, 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions is the definitive guide you need to the real, and sometimes quirky, questions employers are using to weed out candidates. Do you know the best answers to: --It looks like you were fired twice. How did that make you feel? --Do you know who painted this work of art? --What is the best-managed company in America? --If you could be any product in the world, what would you choose? --How many cigars are smoked in a year? --Are you a better visionary or implementer? Why? Leaning on her own years of experience and the experiences of more than 5,000 recent candidates, Vicky Oliver shows you how to finesse your way onto a company's payroll.
Pharmaceutical sales is one of the most sought-after careers in America. Competition for these coveted jobs is fierce and performing well during the interview is key. With advice from two pharmaceutical industry experts, this book outlines exactly what to expect during the interview and gives specific answers that will help land the job. Suddenly, no question is too tough and the reader will have an unfair advantage over the competition.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER The Globe and Mail Top Leadership and Management BookForbes Top Creative Leadership Book From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work-and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed. "We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, former head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge. This insight is the heart of WORK RULES!, a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto that offers lessons including: Take away managers' power over employees Learn from your best employees-and your worst Hire only people who are smarter than you are, no matter how long it takes to find them Pay unfairly (it's more fair!) Don't trust your gut: Use data to predict and shape the future Default to open-be transparent and welcome feedback If you're comfortable with the amount of freedom you've given your employees, you haven't gone far enough. Drawing on the latest research in behavioral economics and a profound grasp of human psychology, WORK RULES! also provides teaching examples from a range of industries-including lauded companies that happen to be hideous places to work and little-known companies that achieve spectacular results by valuing and listening to their employees. Bock takes us inside one of history's most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world, distilling 15 years of intensive worker R&D into principles that are easy to put into action, whether you're a team of one or a team of thousands. WORK RULES! shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share. Read it to build a better company from within rather than from above; read it to reawaken your joy in what you do.
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Updated for today’s job market, the classic interview prep guide helps you say the right words and get the job you want. No matter how good you look, how much research you’ve done, or how perfectly your qualifications match the job description, if you’re not prepared with great answers to the toughest interview questions, you won’t get the job. 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions is a manual that will help you home in on exactly what the interviewer is trying to learn . . . with each and every question he or she asks. If you’ve never done well on interviews, never even been on a job interview, or just want to make sure a lousy interview doesn’t cost you a job you really want, Ron Fry will help you get that job—as he has helped millions of people nationwide and throughout the world. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions is thoroughly updated to reflect the realities of today’s job market. Whatever your age and experience, whether you are seeking your very first job or finally breaking into the executive office, this is the one book you need to get that job.
People wanting basic advice about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, retirement planning, and tax strategies are often frustrated by information overload. Picking the right book seems as daunting as deciding what to do with their savings and investments. Investing 101: Updated and Expanded removes both roadblocks, putting people on a path that they can understand and stick with. Kristof is renowned for taking the mystery and anxiety out of investing by keeping choices manageable. Kristof walks readers through the entire investment cycle and the way they think of their financial lives, rather than presenting stand-alone concepts like stocks and real estate. This expanded edition has new information about 529 college savings plans, annuities, Roth IRAs, reverse mortgages, and why declining markets can be good for you. It includes a cautionary look at home mortgages as investments. There's even a portfolio for the lazy investor. Kristof's loyal readership and the success of this book's first edition demonstrate that she understands what's on the minds of investors as intimately as she knows what’s happening in financial markets. Winner: Cover and Interior Design, The Bookbinders Guild of New York/2009 New York Book Show Awards
Now fully revised and updated-the must-have guide to acing the interview and landing the dream job For the past decade, 60 Seconds & You're Hired! has helped thousands of job seekers get the perfect job by excelling at the crucial job interview. Now, in this new edition, America's top career coach Robin Ryan offers proven strategies to help readers take charge of the interview process and get the job they want. Brief, compact, and packed with useful tips, 60 Seconds & You're Hired! features: • Unique techniques like "The 60 Second Sell" and "The 5-Point Agenda" • More than 100 answers to tough interview questions • Questions you should always ask • 20 interview pitfalls to avoid • Negotiation techniques that secure higher salaries • And much more! From the Trade Paperback edition.
“An insider's guide to the perfect interview.” —Daily Express What are job interviewers actually looking for in a candidate? What questions will they ask? What does each question really mean? What are the answers that will secure you the job? James Reed, chairman of one of the world’s largest recruiting agencies, takes you into the minds of top interviewers and reveals the answers that will land your dream job. 101 Job Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again provides the best strategies for dealing with everything from classic questions like "Tell me about yourself" and "What are your greatest weaknesses?" to puzzlers like "Sell me this pen" and "How many traffic lights are there in New York?" You’ll learn: · The “Fateful 15” questions that form the basis of nearly every question you’ll be asked. · The 101 most common questions and what the interviewer is really asking. · Top line tactics for formulating winning answers about your career goals, character, competency, and creativity. · How to identify the types of interviewers and adapt accordingly. · How to adopt the right mindset, dress code, and approach to stand out from the pack. “Gives you the answers they really want. Great as interview preparation.” —The Sun “Takes much of the fear out of preparing for a job interview.” —Sunday Post “Well-written and well-organized. Strongly recommended for anyone preparing for a job interview.” —Library Journal
A career guide that rethinks the golden years, this handbook offers 50+ income models for creating flexible, fulfilling, and profitable work during the encore stage of one’s career. RETHINK YOUR RETIREMENT For many people, retirement is no longer a trifecta of golf, grandkids, and gardening— it’s an opportunity for new pursuits that involve both earning income and exploring personal passions. If you’re planning for retirement or already at “retirement age” but want to continue working—whether to supplement your income or to stay mentally and physically active—veteran career coach Nancy Collamer shows how to identify your favorite interests and expertise and repackage them into more than fifty ways to earn income. These second acts range from the traditional (part-time employment, consulting) to newer Internet-based options (teaching online, writing a blog). With a prescriptive approach to securing second-act careers that are flexible, fulfilling, and fun, this book offers a wide variety of income-generating examples as well as exercises to clarify your lifestyle goals and help you plan for your next move. Second-Act Careers shows how to create a profitable and meaningful semi-retirement on your own terms and in your own way.
Strategies for turning your next interview into an offer--as taught at today's leading business schools Every job interview is a one-shot opportunity to dramatically improve your career and lifestyle. World-class MBA programs recognize this fact and now provide their students with detailed courses and coaching on how to dress for an interview, what to say, what not to say, and more. How to Interview Like a Top MBA presents today's best-of-the-best strategies and skills into an all-in-one, MBA-level interviewing how-to. Featuring insights from Fortune 100 executives, headhunters, career counselors, and MBA graduates, this no-nonsense guidebook arms you with: Tips for highlighting your relevant skills and experience with concise, compelling, and well-structured answers Information you should know about an interviewing company, its industry, the position, and even the interviewers themselves Ways to directly address résumé weak spots or periods of extended unemployment--without apologizing! Techniques for identifying and highlighting transferable skills when you're looking to enter a new profession Worksheets, charts, and other hands-on tools for mapping out a powerful interview strategy and plan of action 100 sample questions you can expect to hear--with sample answers that can impress your interviewer In today's ultracompetitive and uncompromising job market, the next position you get will set the tone for the rest of your career. Let How to Interview Like a Top MBAshow you how to develop the skills and confidence you need to enter each interview as a top candidate--and turn that interview into an exciting new job.
"In this definitive guide to the ever-changing modern workplace, Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, the co-founders of popular career website TheMuse.com, show how to play the game by the New Rules. The Muse is known for sharp, relevant, and get-to-the-point advice on how to figure out exactly what your values and your skills are and how they best play out in the marketplace. Now Kathryn and Alex have gathered all of that advice and more in The New Rules of Work. Through quick exercises and structured tips, the authors will guide you as you sort through your countless options; communicate who you are and why you are valuable; and stand out from the crowd. The New Rules of Work shows how to choose a perfect career path, land the best job, and wake up feeling excited to go to work every day-- whether you are starting out in your career, looking to move ahead, navigating a mid-career shift, or anywhere in between"--
You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of America's best companies, you need to have an answer to this and other puzzling questions. ARE YOU SMART ENOUGH TO WORK AT GOOGLE? guides readers through the surprising solutions to dozens of the most challenging interview questions. The book covers the importance of creative thinking, ways to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more. ARE YOU SMART ENOUGH TO WORK AT GOOGLE? is a must read for anyone who wants to succeed in today's job market.
Entering a new leadership role? Leading a reorganization or integrating teams? Get better results faster by building and implementing your 100-Day Action Plan Your first 100 days in a new leadership position are critical, as they set the foundation for your team's success going forward. The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan helps you start gaining traction even before your first day in a new job. The playbook gives you a concrete strategy for getting a fast start—engaging the culture, setting direction, aligning the team, avoiding common missteps, and delivering results. This new fourth edition has been updated with new graphics and downloadable tools, and expanded with new information learned from real-world clients over the past twelve years. Many organizations, regardless of size, industry, or geography, realize that it is strategically imperative to effectively onboard leaders into new roles and combine teams during M&A and reorganization. New thinking for new teams provides ways to get quick results with key business initiatives, and new discussions on cultural fit and evolution to help you better contribute to your organization's success. Updated stories and case studies provide real-life glimpses at how successful leaders navigate tricky situations, and extensive online tools point you toward additional resources as the need arises. 40 percent of new leaders fail within the first eighteen months on the job. When a new leader drops the ball, it's at the expense of the team, the organization, and the leader's track record. Successful leaders start leading and delivering immediately. This book shows you how to start getting results right away and dramatically increase your chances for success—by systematically shaping your leadership with intent. Take control from the start Expect the surprises and avoid the mistakes Manage your message and shape culture Set direction and build an aligned leadership team Fuel momentum and deliver results Your new leadership role begins the moment you accept the offer, the deal is done, or the re-organization is announced. The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan gives you a concrete framework for successful leadership and a clear roadmap to the critical first 100 days.
This new edition of the best-selling job-hunting book of all time should be your essential companion if you are looking for a job. Dealing with the whole process, from creating an outstanding CV and answering the most dreaded interview questions to negotiating a salary, it is suitable for job-seekers at any stage of their career. Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions is full of examples of tough questions that interviewers like to throw at you, showing you how to answer them in a way that will advance your application and help you to secure your dream job. It also offers advice on exploiting the hidden job market, using headhunters, networking, succeeding in telephone interviews, dressing for success, body language, securing a job offer, following up rejections and dealing with multiple offers.
"Interviewing is a high stakes game. If you are getting interviews but not the job, you have to improve your ability to interview. Prepare yourself to answer any interview question with a response that makes the reason the company should hire you. Winning Answers to 500 Interview Questions will teach you how to become a more confident interviewer. Not only will you have an answer prepared for interview questions before they are even asked, you will also truly understand why they are being asked and how to answer them best."--Back cover.
ABOUT THE BOOK Reviews "I recommend this book as a 'must read' for college graduates." -- Bettie Corbin Tucker-bookreviewers.org "Human Resources would do itself a favor by presenting each new hire with a copy of this book."--Edward Halebian, Television Executive "Following the advice in this book at the start of your career will give you a 'leg up' on your competition." -- Scott Braverman, former Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor "I would highly recommend this book as a resource to students who want to succeed in their future careers." -- Stanford University Senior This isn't just another book...it's one of the best handbooks to have when you get into trouble or need ways to improve in many contexts of corporate life.--NVS, Computer Scientist Product Description The second edition (2012) of the popular career advice book, From Graduation To Corporation, is a comprehensive guide to success in the workplace and is specifically tailored to college students and recent college graduates. It is an invitation to the "Millennials" (Generation Y) to go inside the head of a corporate veteran. By examining the thought processes of a senior executive and learning from his experiences, recent college graduates can be better prepared to narrow the gap between their expectations and the expectations of their supervisors. This edition contains additional information on job search websites, social networking websites, college career centers, career fairs, dining etiquette, and the different generations in the workplace. Other key areas to career success include tips on resumes/cover letters, networking, interviewing, dealing with difficult people, dating at work, how to act in meetings, dress codes, how to stay organized, how to ask for a promotion/raise, Internet/email/telephone etiquette, and Andy's 73 "Corporate Commandments." What makes this book unique is that the author not only gives us his refreshingly honest account of his climb up the corporate ladder, but also discusses his fall from the top rungs. After working for the same two bosses in the same department of a major television and motion picture studio for over twenty years, Andy Teach found himself on the unemployment line. Find out what he did right and what he did wrong so that you can reach the top rungs of the corporate ladder . . . and stay there!
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Today more than ever, job candidates make initial contact with prospective employers via the telephone. Phone interviews are often the most unexpected facet of job interviewing, yet they are fast becoming the standard for employers when narrowing the pool of applicants and determining who will be invited for in-person interviews. The Essential Phone Interview Handbook covers: How to prepare, what to say, and when to say it How to establish your professional presence over the phone How to get to the next step
Cambridge, 1888. When schoolmistress Vanessa Duncan learns of a murder at St John's College, little does she know that she will become deeply entangled in the mystery. Dr Geoffrey Akers, Fellow in Pure Mathematics, has been found dead, struck down by a violent blow to the head. What could provoke such a brutal act? Vanessa, finding herself in amongst Cambridge's brightest scholarly minds, discovers that the motive may lie in mathematics itself. Drawn closer to the case by a blossoming friendship with mathematician Arthur Weatherburn, Vanessa begins to investigate. When she learns of Sir Isaac Newton's elusive 'n-body problem' and the prestigious prize offered to anyone with a solution, things begin to make sense. But with further deaths occurring and the threat of an innocent man being condemned, Vanessa must hurry with her calculations...