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Crazy good interviewing : how acting a little crazy can get you the job

Author: John B Molidor; Barbara Parus
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2012]
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"How acting a little crazy and thinking outside of the box can get you the job you want. Ever hear of a job candidate stretching out on the interviewer's floor to fill out an application? Or an applicant who sees nothing wrong with texting during the interview? Securing a job interview is a golden opportunity. The crazy-bad behavior described above will not net a job offer. Crazy Good Interviewing shows readers that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John B Molidor; Barbara Parus
ISBN: 9781118295144 1118295145
OCLC Number: 767564633
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 234 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: <p>Foreword Roxanne Emmerich xv <p>Acknowledgments xix <p>Chapter 1 Job Hunting in a Crazy Economy 1 <p>Job Market Overview 2 <p>Why Is the Interview So Important? 5 <p>What Makes Me an Expert? 7 <p>Chapter 2 Go Crazy In a Good Way 9 <p>How Do You Rate? 10 <p>Introducing the Psychotron 10 <p>What s Crazy Bad Behavior? 12 <p>What s Crazy Good Behavior? 14 <p>Chapter 3 First Impressions Are Lasting Impressions 19 <p>Look at the Research 20 <p>Exceptions to the Rule 21 <p>The Rating Game 23 <p>Preparation Is Key 25 <p>Get Ready to Act Out 27 <p>PART I ACT Out: Assess 29 <p>Chapter 4 Everything from Soup to Nuts 31 <p>Your Strengths and Limitations 31 <p>Assessment Instruments 32 <p>What s Your Weak Spot? 37 <p>Human Interaction: Where the Action Is 40 <p>Education: Know Your Own Strengths 42 <p>Jobs that Don t Require College Degrees 42 <p>Skills and Work Experience 44 <p>Areas of Improvement 47 <p>The Best Policy 48 <p>Chapter 5 Wild, Wacky, and Wonderful You 51 <p>Biology 101 52 <p>Personality 101 54 <p>Introversion versus Extraversion: Are You In or Out? 55 <p>Interpersonal Skills: Can You Relate? 59 <p>Your Assignment 61 <p>Enthusiasm and Motivation: Rah-Rah, Sis-Boom-Bah! 61 <p>Problem Solving: What s Your Problem? 63 <p>Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box 64 <p>Life Experiences 101 66 <p>Hobbies and Interests: What Do You Do in Your Spare Time? 68 <p>Netting a Job Offer 70 <p>Chapter 6 Selling Crazy : Your Unique Value Proposition 73 <p>Think Log Line 74 <p>Create Your Unique Value Proposition 76 <p>Your Five-Sentence Personal History 78 <p>Why Anecdotes Work 80 <p>The Power of Three 82 <p>Mad About Metaphors 85 <p>Chapter 7 Your Worldview on Work 87 <p>Applying Your Worldview to Work 88 <p>Work Makes the World Go Round 88 <p>Worldview Provides Career Direction 90 <p>Mapping a Career Plan 92 <p>When Job and Worldview Don t Align 94 <p>Square Peg, Round Hole 95 <p>PART II ACT Out: Communicate 97 <p>Chapter 8 Bridge the Generational Gap with Crazy Good Behavior 99 <p>Defining Generation 99 <p>The Sound of Silents (Born 1924 1945) 101 <p>Big, Bad Baby Boomers (Born 1946 1964) 104 <p>Old and New 107 <p>The Internet Generation X (Born 1965 1983) 108 <p>High-Tech Generation Y (Born 1984 2002) 111 <p>Chapter 9 Types of Interviews 115 <p>Phone Interviews: Can You Hear Me Now? 115 <p>Before the Interview: Ready and Waiting 119 <p>During the Interview 120 <p>Skype: Smile for the Camera! 120 <p>FaceTime 123 <p>One-on-One Interview: Up Close and Personal 123 <p>It s Showtime! 125 <p>Play Nice 128 <p>All Ears 128 <p>Panel Interview: All Eyes on You 129 <p>Make One-on-One Connections 130 <p>Turning You re Fired! into You re Hired! 133 <p>Group Interview: When You re One Among Many 135 <p>Chapter 10 Head Games 137 <p>Games Interviewers Play 138 <p>Tension Relievers 140 <p>Chapter 11 Looking Good ... Crazy Good 143 <p>Perceiving Is Believing 144 <p>Putting It All Together 146 <p>For Men Only 146 <p>For Women Only 149 <p>Chapter 12 Use Body Language to Make a Crazy Good Impression 161 <p>Make Crazy Good Eye Contact 162 <p>Posture Perfect 165 <p>Gestures and Facial Expressions 170 <p>Chapter 13 Voiceovers: Your Voice Speaks Volumes 173 <p>Sound Off: Elements of Voice 175 <p>PART III ACT Out: Thank 183 <p>Chapter 14 After the Interview: Thank em Like Crazy 185 <p>The Waiting Game 186 <p>Crazy Bad Follow-Up Efforts 194 <p>Chapter 15 Post-Interview Self-Evaluation: How Did You Do? 197 <p>Rate Yourself; Don t Berate Yourself 198 <p>Do You Really Want to Work There? 202 <p>Moral Dilemmas 204 <p>Chapter 16 Putting It All Together in a Crazy Good Way 205 <p>Establish Your Power Base 207 <p>Use a Crazy Good Interview Strategy 208 <p>Use Crazy Good Behaviors to Get the Job 208 <p>Sell Yourself Like Crazy 209 <p>Be Yourself, in a Crazy Good Way 209 <p>Research the Employer Like Crazy 209 <p>Research the Interviewer(s) Like Crazy 211 <p>Practice Like Crazy 212 <p>Take the Stage 213 <p>Appendix 150 Frequently Asked Questions 215 <p>Index 229
Responsibility: John B. Molidor, PhD, with Barbara Parus.
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