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10 Applicability

3 Innovation

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Job-finding expert Richard H. Beatty approaches a job interview like a general planning a battle. He talks strategy, from preparation to planning to execution. The target: making a good impression. He provides tips on what to do to win the job and how to avoid making mistakes that doom the interview and plunge you into instant defeat. While some suggestions seem like common sense, you can’t have too much of that in a competitive market. The book is particularly strong in its coverage of specific questions to anticipate and the types of responses to offer. recommends this book to people who just showed up in the job market and to those in the early stages of waging this war. Most well-established job soldiers already command these skills - otherwise they’d be on the sidelines.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to prepare to give a good job interview;
  • What the most effective answers to common questions are; and
  • What questions you should ask.

About the Author

Richard H. Beatty, a leading job-search author, has conducted more than 1,000 job interviews in his 30 years as a corporate employment and consulting professional. He is president of Brandywine Consulting Group, a human resources consulting firm. He spent 17 years as a human resources executive with Scott Paper. His best selling books include The Resume Kit, The Five-Minute Interview, 175 High-Impact Cover Letters, The Perfect Cover Letter and 175 High-Impact Resumes.



A Dynamite Interview
If you want to get the job, act like a Boy Scout: be prepared. Many applicants fail before they ever walk into the interview because they don’t do their preliminary research. Come in knowing all you can find out about the company you are targeting and the job you want...

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