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101 Toughest Interview Questions: And Answers That Win the Job!
101 Toughest Interview Questions
And Answers That Win the Job!
Paperback      ISBN: 158008849x
"A list of 101 commonly asked job interview questions with sample answers, plus interviewing tips and strategies"--Provided by publisher.
Outside the Ivory Tower: A Guide for Academics Considering Alternative Careers
Outside the Ivory Tower
A Guide for Academics Considering Alternative Careers
Paperback      ISBN: 0943747082
A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born to Do
A Life at Work
The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born to Do
Paperback      ISBN: 0767922530
An insightful guide to finding meaning, fulfillment, and satisfaction in one's professional life takes readers through the difficult and transformative process of uncovering their deepest purpose in life as it explains how to overcome obstacles and challenges that keep them from finding purpose in their chosen career. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty: The Only Networking Book You'll Ever Need
Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty
The Only Networking Book You'll Ever Need
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385485433
Reveals techniques for cultivating useful contacts in business and at leisure, from targeting the right people to staying in touch with them to asking for favors
Working for You Isn't Working for Me: How to Get Ahead When Your Boss Holds You Back
Working for You Isn't Working for Me
How to Get Ahead When Your Boss Holds You Back
Paperback      ISBN: 1591843685
The guide for anyone who deals with difficult authority figures at work. Sooner or later, we all have to work for someone we can't stand-whether it's an inept supervisor, an undermining department head, or an overly demanding client. When that happens, some people quit, some suffer in silence, and others cope by sulking, obsessing, or retaliating. But you can take charge of this crucial workplace relationship. In this book, Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, authors of the bestseller Working for You Is Killing Me, offer concrete examples of bad boss scenarios and a proven four-step program for improving each situation: •Detect - Identify how this person drives you crazy. •Detach - Discover concrete actions you can take to reclaim your power. •Depersonalize - Learn how to take a boss's actions less personally. •Deal - Devise a plan to get what you need and move your career forward.
Science and Engineering Careers in the United States: An Analysis of Markets and Employment
Science and Engineering Careers in the United States
An Analysis of Markets and Employment
Hardcover      ISBN: 0226261891
Editors Freeman (economics, Harvard U.) and Goroff (mathematics and economics, Harvey Mudd College) have collected the latest information on the economics of the postgraduate science and engineering job market to explore career paths, the creation and use of knowledge and the factors that determine the supply of PhDs. Written for both students entering these fields and researchers concerned with these labor markets, this book explores the tensions between the academic and industry spheres during the recruitment process, the influx of foreign-born doctorates and educational mismatches among PhDs. A study is also included that examines the relative success rates of women doctorates in scientific and engineering fields by using data from 1973 to 2001. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Bulletproof Presentations: No One Will Ever Shoot Holes in Your Ideas Again!
Bulletproof Presentations
No One Will Ever Shoot Holes in Your Ideas Again!
Paperback      ISBN: 1564145905
The ability to make an effective presentation, whether it be to peers, bosses, customers, the general public, or the media, plays a major role in your career advancement. This book will give you what you need to speak effectively, with confidence, and in virtually any situation. This step-by-step program can turn even the shakiest speaker into a cool, confident presenter. It gives practical, easy-to-follow guidelines, coupled with the blueprints that will allow anyone apply the techniques immediately. It gives the key to controlling fears, details on how to outline and organize an effective presentation, ways to improve style and delivery, and perfect strategies to captivate any audience. This book will enable anyone be able to walk to that podium with confidence and make a presentation that will impress and inform with the ability to handle even the most difficult questions that may come up during your presentation.
60 Seconds and You're Hired!
60 Seconds and You're Hired!
Paperback      ISBN: 0143112902
A practical, up-to-date job-seeker's guide combines helpful advice and simple-to-follow techniques for mastering the interview process and landing the perfect job, explaining how to make a good impression on potential employers, give the right answers to an interviewer's questions, avoid common pitfalls, and negotiate the best salary and benefits package possible. Original.
The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
The Start-Up of You
Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307888908
The founder of LinkedIn demonstrates how to apply effective entrepreneurial strategies to an individual career, explaining how to navigate modern challenges by becoming more innovative, self-reliant and networked. 60,000 first printing.
How to Ace the Brain Teaser Interview
How to Ace the Brain Teaser Interview
Paperback      ISBN: 0071440011
The inside track on how to beat the "logic puzzle" job interview As if job interviews weren't nerve-wracking enough, many companies, in their pursuit of the brightest and best, have begun beleaguering applicants with tests of logic, creativity, and analytical abilities. Many firms have replaced traditional interview questions such as "Tell us about yourself" or "What's your biggest weakness?" with mind-benders such as: - Why are beer cans tapered at both ends? - How many piano tuners are there in the world? - How many Ping-Pong balls can you stuff into a Boeing 747? - How would you design a bathroom for the CEO of the company? - If you could remove any one of the 50 U.S.states, which one would it be? In How to Ace the Brain Teaser Interview, bestselling careers author John Kador gives readers the inside track on this new interview technique. He provides 75 puzzles actually used by HR departments across the nation, and he offers tips on how to solve them and present the solutions so as to make the best possible impression.