Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 19. Applying and Interviewing for Employment
"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.
According to Bill Reichert, "Most entrepreneurs should just throw out their elevator pitches and start over.
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"You nailed your interview.
"Editing and proofreading are often neglected, but they are the crucial final stages of the writing process.
"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.
That particular resource is no longer available, but here are all of LinkedIn's career guides for college students and recent graduates.
"Hiring managers often doubt that anyone really wants to take a step “down.
"To help you get into your interviewer’s head and learn what they want to see in a candidate, we rounded up a list of science-backed strategies to make yourself seem more likable, competent, and ultimately hirable.
Bill Reichert, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, reports.
"A young man I’ve mentored since he was in college called me.
"TED Talks are fun and interesting.
"'You’ve told me about your strengths—now, can you share what you consider to be your biggest weakness?
According to Alison Green, "Job seekers tend to overanalyze everything that happens during the hiring process – from how long it takes a company to respond to their application to how friendly the person calling to schedule an interview sounds.
"Here's how to handle various levels of interview catastrophes: .
"Interviews are already nerve-wracking—and when you’re an introvert like me, they’re downright, wake-up-in-a-cold-sweat, I’d-rather-get-my-teeth-pulled terrifying.