What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Interviews

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Ten Speed Press | May 06, 2014 | 112 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781607746607

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Table Of Contents

The Three Most Important Things About Job Interviews
Boiling Things Down to Their Essence 
The First Most Important Thing to Know About Interviews 
The Second Most Important Thing to Know About Interviews
The Third Most Important Thing to Know About Interviews 
Summary 

Before the Interview
The Crucial Part of the Interview 
Researching the Organization Before the Interview 
Researching the Job Before the Interview 
Researching the Interviewer(s) Before the Interview 
Researching Salary Ranges Before the Interview 
Practicing “The Elevator Speech” 
How to Dress? 

During the Interview

Types of Interviews 
A Telephone Interview (Audio Only) 
Face to Face with a Group (All At Once) 
Face to Face with a Group (One At a Time) 
Face to Face with One Person 
A Skype Interview (Audio and Video) 
The Beginning of the Interview 
How Should You Greet the Interviewer? 
The Interview Is a Two-Way Conversation 
Your First Key Concern in the Conversation   
Your Second Key Concern in the Conversation
How to Deal with “Tell Me About Yourself” 

The Middle of the Interview 
What Is Your Greatest Weakness? 
What Is a Bad Employee? 
How Am I Doing, So Far? 
Time to Describe the Job • Indulge Your Curiosities 
Your Impressions 
The Closing of the Interview 
If They Say No 
If They Say Maybe 
If They Say Yes: Possible Job Offers from the Employer
Full-Time Work Offer • Part-Time Work Offer  • Project Work Offer 
Zero-Hour Work Offer • Get It in Writing • At-Will Employment 

After the Interview
The Thank-you Note or Notes 
If You Got the Job: Keep On Job-Hunting 
If You Didn’t Get the Job: Why You Didn’t 

Appendix A: Handicaps

You Are Handicapped, Eh? Everyone Is Handicapped 
Real Handicaps: What You Can’t Do and What You Can Do 
Phantom Handicaps: Only in the Eyes of Some Employers 
Handicap vs. Prejudice
The Key Employer Prejudices 

Appendix B: Salary Negotiation
The First Secret of Salary Negotiation 
The Second Secret of Salary Negotiation
The Third Secret of Salary Negotiation 
The Fourth Secret of Salary Negotiation 
About the Author 
Index

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