Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 19. Applying and Interviewing for Employment
"You’re in an interview and things are going really well.
"You stand up, shake the interviewer’s hand, and head home happy that you nailed the interview.
"I recently read about how to respond to stupid interview questions and thought, but 'Why do you get asked stupid questions in the first place?
"Follow these steps to land your dream job: .
"Savvy hiring managers can glean a ton of information about you by asking just a few, well-chosen questions.
According to Lily Zhang, "There’s a lot you can do to prepare for an interview.
"If you've sent out dozens or even hundreds of resumes and haven't heard anything back, you might be wondering what the problem is.
"Hiring managers are just people, and people are naturally curious," says Lily Zhang (photo, left).
Ronnie Ann, Founder of WorkCoachCafe.
"First of all, the most important thing to do is stay calm," advises Emily Co (photo, left).
"According to a new CareerBuilder survey conducted by Harris Poll, a whopping 20% of 2,192 hiring and human resource managers in the US indicated they have asked a candidate an illegal question.
"The online jobs and career community Glassdoor sifted through tens of thousands of interview reviews to find the questions hiring managers most frequently ask.
"Whether you get a taciturn interviewer who only asks two questions or the inexperienced manager who spends way too much time focusing on your college years, knowing how to handle the rogue person on the other side of the table is a nice skill to have," explains Lily Zhang (photo, left).
Susan Adams, staff writer at Forbes.
"When you don't know how to answer a question during an interview, the silence can seem excruciating.
"We asked a few career experts and hiring managers the ideal time to show up for a job interview.
"We all have to do job interviews — either as the candidate or as the boss interviewing candidates.
"Successful businesses are often built on good people, so finding and choosing the good ones will determine your success more than anything else you do.
"This infographic provides step-by-step interview tips for both the interviewee and the interviewer.
Laszlo Bock (photo, left) writes, "But if you’re a job seeker (and who isn’t?
"In her book "301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions," Vicky Oliver says in order to prevail, you need to 'trounce your competition.
Kathleen Elkins reports on the topic citing the work contained in these two books.
"There’s plenty advice out there to rehearse what you’re going to say in a job interview: research questions the interviewer might ask, practice your answers, come up with salient questions of your own .