Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 14. Applying and Interviewing for Employment
"While there are many head-against-the-wall moments when you’re hunting for your dream job, there are five hiring manager moves in particular that really get under your skin—even when they’re a normal part of the process.
"Knowing the subtext of classic interview questions can put you at ease.
"When you're interviewing for a job, everyone has advice for you," writes Emmie Martin (photo, left) and Rachel Gillett.
"Salary negotiation is nerve-wracking," says Kathleen Elkins (photo, left).
"Before cofounding Solemates, a brand of women's shoe-care products, in 2009, Becca Brown [photo, left] worked at Goldman Sachs for almost six years," writes Jacquelyn Smith at BusinessInsider.
"A year ago, I went on a job interview that quickly seemed to be veering into "nightmare" territory," reports Lily Herman (photo, left).
"Wouldn't it be great if you knew exactly what a hiring manager would be asking you in your next interview?
"Hiring managers typically use your résumé to determine whether you're qualified for the job, and the interview to decide if you're the perfect fit," writes Jacquelyn Smith and Shana Lebowitz.
"TED Talks are fun and interesting.
"When you go in for a job interview, it's imperative that you make a stellar first (and lasting) impression.
"In my previous life as a recruiter, I mostly had positive experiences with candidates.
"The first question of any interview—the tricky “tell me more about how you got to where you are today” question—is an obvious icebreaker.
"It can be easy to forget that interviews aren’t about you.
According to Richard Moy, "As hard as it is to believe, there are times when you might get turned down for roles, even after you’ve knocked it out of the park during the interview process.
"If you want to hire a great candidate, you’d better ask the right questions.
"Are you really qualified for the position you’re interviewing for?
According to Jacquelyn Smith (photo, left), "Glassdoor reports that certain times of day, and certain days of the week, are better than others.
Adam Grant covers the topic at NYTimes.
"Suddenly, the interviewer won’t return your emails or answer your calls.
"You nailed your interview.
"It's important to remember that every interview is a two-way street.
"The first time someone meets you, it takes them about three seconds to determine whether they like you or want to do business with you in the future, said Jean Baur, a career coach and author of the book 'The Essential Job Interview Handbook.
"There is nothing more exciting or nerve-wracking than hearing you’ve been invited for an interview.