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10 Applicability

9 Innovation

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Recommendation

It’s not every day that you run across a book that actually lives up to its reputation. This one does, and more. Martin Yate’s Knock ’Em Dead series has spawned numerous bestsellers. Here’s the original, in an all-new, updated edition. The core of the book is a catalogue of strategies for answering the wide array of questions you could be asked during a job interview. The book also includes plenty of other job-hunting advice. If you don’t get the job after following this book’s advice, it can’t be because you flunked the interview. getAbstract recommends this book to all job-hunters and to those who think they may be out looking anytime soon.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to prepare for a job interview;
  • What techniques to use to find a job; and
  • How to respond to interview questions so that you get the job.
 

About the Author

Martin Yate wrote the first Knock ’Em Dead book in 1985. Since then, he has sold more than three million books, including Cover Letters That Knock ’Em Dead and Resumes That Knock ’Em Dead. He lives on Long Island, New York.

 

Summary

Competency vs. Competition

Corporations are trimming their ranks. Technology is making new demands on companies and employees. Add up the trends, and you won’t be surprised to learn that professional job descriptions have become more complex than ever before. Hiring decisions reflect these new realities as individual competency becomes increasingly vital to corporations and as the competition for good jobs becomes more and more intense. For the job seeker, interviews are harder to get and harder to master than they were in the past. And, of course, each interview matters more.

Preparation

Your job hunting process begins long before your first interview. It starts when you discover, define and package your skills and strengths. Then you must do the work that will prepare you to sell yourself to a prospective employer.

Your resume should show your experience and demonstrate that you are a problem solver. But, since a resume is, of necessity, too general to relate your experience and qualifications to each specific job, create an executive briefing. This added information enables you to customize your resume efficiently for each specific job. It also helps...


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