Your interviewer is staring you down from across his desk and the butterflies in your stomach are more active than Hitchcock's Birds. Your palms are sweating, your heart is racing, and the worst-case scenario is all you can envision in your future. You want this job. You need this job. You have to have it...! Has he noticed my discomfort? you wonder as you stutter when asked what sets you apart from all the others that have been interviewed before you.
No doubt about it. You're firmly in the hot seat. But careful preparation can help you stay cool, calm, and collected. If you've ever wondered if there was some hidden magical secret that would help you land the job of your dreams, the bad news is, no, not really. But if you're unsure of what to say or do during a job interview and don't know any tricks to set you apart from your competition, then this book is for you!
Written by a staffing industry professional with more than twelve years of interviewing experience, Cool Off the Hot Seat! answers all your questions about job interviewing from obtaining the interview to the follow-up afterwards. Here are just a few topics you'll read about:
* Tips on how to research companies you're interested in
* Making a great first impression
* Appropriate clothing and accessories
* Answers for the toughest questions
* What an interviewer is looking for
* The most effective ways to do assertive follow-ups
* Working with recruiters
* Handling media interviews like a pro
This guerrilla guide to interviewing technique has substance without fluff, theory or obscure statistics to wade through. The layout of the book is designed to get you up and running as fast as possible while covering all the important areas you'll need to know in order to nail a successful job interview with all the poise and confidence you need and none of the butterflies!