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3 Powerhouse Books to Read before Going into Job Interviews

Searching for jobs can be brutal. Here are 3 outstanding books to help anyone succeed in the most intimidating part of the process, the dreaded job interview.  If you know someone who’s searching for a new job, you may want to recommend these books to them.

 

1. AMAZING INTERVIEW ANSWERS is perfect for people who learn by example. It contains 44 commonly asked interview questions, along with 2 impressive answers for each question. This book also includes descriptions of what employers want to hear, and tips for what you should and shouldn’t say during interviews.

There are useful frameworks for preparing interview responses, including the P-E-N, the S-T-A-R, and the 30-60-90-Day frameworks.  The author also shares mini job descriptions for over 50 different jobs types, which are useful for preparing your customized interview answers.

With the tips in this book, you’ll be able to blow away your competitors with your amazing interview skills. This book is available in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook format.  Click here to order this book from Amazon.

 

2. KNOCK ‘EM DEAD JOB INTERVIEW includes more than 300 interview questions with brief explanations for ways to approach each question. It’s also full of tips including how to dress and what body language to use during interviews.

This book has advice on how to follow up after interviews and how to negotiate your job offer. It’s ideal for someone who wants direction from the early stages of job hunting through the final details involved with an offer.

This book is available in paperback and Kindle format. Click here to order this book from Amazon.

 

3. ACED is an inexpensive ebook with useful tips for finding your dream job and using technology to improve your job search. The author includes interview preparation tips and stress management techniques.

While it doesn’t have the variety of questions you’ll find in the other 2 books, it does have practical advice for anyone who is intimidated by the interview process. Click here to order this book from Amazon.

 

The combined cost of these 3 books is around $20, so you might want to get all 3. They’re perfect for giving yourself a competitive advantage over others who will try to outperform you in interviews. They’ll also make great gifts for anyone who’s in the job market.

Best Career Advice for College Students: “Form an Interview Group”

The best career advice I’ve ever received is, “Form an interview group.” When I first heard this, I didn’t realize the impact it would have in my life. Now, it’s resulted in me getting job offers from almost every interview I’ve ever had.

When I was in college, I asked an older student, “What’s the one thing I should do to set myself up for success.” Without hesitation, he uttered the four words that have changed my life, “Form an interview group.” He went on to explain that an interview group consists of a few students who practice answering interview questions together.

I followed his advice and formed a group with three other students. We met every week and practiced interviewing together. We asked each other interview questions and gave each other feedback on our answers. The impact has been profound with all of us becoming amazing at answering interview questions.

To form your interview group, find classmates, friends, or family members who are willing to meet with you once or twice a week. Then, schedule recurring meetings with them at the same time every week so you get into the habit of practicing together. I recommend having three to six people in your group. That way, if anyone has a conflict, you still have others to practice with.

In my new book, Amazing Interview Questions, you can find examples of interview questions to help you practice. I wrote this book to help anyone be successful in job interviews. In addition to sample questions, you’ll find examples of amazing answers and advice on how to prepare for interviews.

When you meet with your interview group, start by picking one question to practice. I recommend starting with, “Tell me about yourself,” since it’s the most common question that employers ask during interviews. Follow the directions in my book to develop your response to this question, and keep practicing your answer until it’s amazing. Then, move on to other questions.

Interviewing is a surprisingly easy skill to master. You just need a game plan and time to practice. You can find a game plan in the Amazing Interview Answers book. Forming an interview group will ensure you get the practice you need.

If you’re a college student, form an interview group of your own and dedicate a few hours every week to master your interview skills. It could be the most valuable experience you have in school. If you know college students, please forward this article to them. It may help them get the jobs that they’ve always dreamed of.

 

About the Author:

Richard Blazevich has developed and led interview training workshops for students at some of the top business schools in the United States. He has also led the campus recruiting efforts for the marketing department of a multinational consumer products company. Over the past 15 years, he has interviewed hundreds of candidates for a wide variety of roles.

Richard received an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing and Business Strategy from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Montana State University.

He is the author of Amazing Interview Answers, a book with practical advice to help anyone prepare for job interviews. This book is available in paperback and Kindle formats. The audio version is scheduled to launch in August 2017.

Richard is also to co-author of Re-Establishing Relevance, a leadership fable about transforming a struggling business into a successful organization. This book is available in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook formats.

FREE eBook Giveaway – Amazing Interview Answers

To celebrate the launch of my new book, Amazing Interview Answers, I’m giving away free copies of the Kindle version of this book. Click here to see if you’ve won your free Kindle version of this book.

 

Amazing Interview Answers is designed to help anyone succeed in job interviews. It’s filled with commonly asked interview questions and sample answers for each question. In this book, I also include insider tips for what you should and shouldn’t say during interviews.

The book was published in ebook and paperback formats earlier this month. It’s available in the Amazon and Kindle online stores, and the audiobook version is scheduled to launch in mid-August 2017.

This book giveaway is open to everyone, so if you know someone who is in the job market, please forward this article to them. The giveaway ends the earlier of July 23, 2017 or when all prizes have been awarded. Click here to see if you’ve won your free Kindle version of this book.

3 Business Fable Books for Light Reading

If you enjoy learning about business and leadership, but you prefer reading fiction over typical “how to” books, you might want to try these 3 business fable novels. They include fictional stories with meaningful business lessons.

1. RE-ESTABLISHING RELEVANCE delivers practical advice for creating marketing strategies and improving business results in an ever-changing world. In this leadership fable, a young executive takes over the marketing department in a struggling company. The story follows him as he takes 6 simple steps to build a powerful presence for his company’s new line of products.

This book also provides a summary of key lessons and helpful templates that you can use to re-establish relevance for your organization. It’s available in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook formats. Click here to order your copy from Amazon.

 

2. THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM is a story about an executive team that is in disarray. If follows their struggles as they strive to come together and lead a company.

This book outlines five dysfunctions that are at the heart of why teams fail. It outlines actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common dysfunctions. The steps in this book can be used to build cohesive, effective teams that provide strong leadership for organizations. This book is available in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, audiobook, and audio CD formats. Click here to order your copy from Amazon.

 

3. THE GOAL is a classic fable that is often required reading in business schools. Originally published in 1984, the lessons are as relevant now as they were then.

This book makes challenging concepts like bottlenecks, throughput, and operational efficiency easy to understand. The author tells a dramatic story with characters representing various aspects of production plants. The lessons are powerful, but you’ll need to be patient as your read this book. It takes a while for the lessons to unfold, but if you’re interested in production processes, it’s worth the wait. This book is available in paperback, Kindle, audiobook, and audio CD formats. Click here to order your copy from Amazon.

 

Whether you’re interested in marketing, teamwork, or manufacturing processes, these 3 books can satisfy your desire to learn something new. Plus, their fictional story formats make for engaging reads.

AMAZING INTERVIEW ANSWERS book now available on Amazon

Signal Tower Publishing announced the launch of their newest book, AMAZING INTERVIEW ANSWERS, which is now available on Amazon.

This book was written to help people prepare for job interviews. If you’re the type of person who learns by example, AMAZING INTERVIEW ANSWERS is for you. It’s full of questions that are typically asked during job interviews along with examples of great answers to those questions. This book also gives you insider tips for what you should and shouldn’t say during interviews.

The author, Richard Blazevich, has led interviewing workshops at some of the top universities in the United States. He has also interviewed hundreds of candidates, from students who are still in college to experience leaders who are applying for management positions.

In this book, he includes advice for researching jobs as well as frameworks for preparing your interview answers. He also includes 88 examples of winning answers to 44 of the most commonly asked interview questions. In AMAZING INTERVIEW ANSWERS, you’ll find everything you need to be successful in job interviews.

This book is available in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook formats. Click here to order your copy from Amazon now.