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M. L. Miller
The Ultimate Guide to Successful Job Interviewing
M. L. Miller, author
Discover the Skills and Techniques that lead to a more Successful Job Interview The strategies in this book were compiled by the author, successful Headhunter, M.L. Miller, from his series of experiences working for hundreds of client companies from Fortune 100 large companies to startups, conducting over twenty thousand job interviews, receiving hiring manager feedback from thousands more, training interviewers, and designing interviewing processes. There are interview tips out there that will harm your chances at the job you want. Learn how to interview successfully from an actual interviewing expert. Preparing for your interviews with this book will allow you to gain confidence as you gain knowledge. Delivering the information that the interviewer is looking for with confidence is how the most successful candidates get more job offers. Whether you’re early in your career or a seasoned veteran, most people don’t interview often enough to develop or maintain strong interview techniques. The Ultimate Guide to Successful Job Interviewing will help no matter what industry or field you work in – it will make your interviewing more successful! What you’ll find in this guide: \tBetter understanding of what the interviewers are looking for. \tThe tips and insights on how best to prepare for behavioral-based interview questions. \tThe most common difficult interview questions with examples of good answers. \tAdvice on Technical Interviews beyond solving the problems. \tHow to stand out successfully from other candidates. \tWhat to avoid that causes many job candidates to fail in their interview process. \tBest questions that candidates ask during interviews. And much, much more! Don't leave your future to chance. You are Just a Click Away from making yourself more successful.
Miller (Guide to Successful Salary Negotiation) draws on his professional experience as a recruiting agent in this straightforward, accessible guide. Emphasizing the crucial need for prospective employees to prepare well before an interview, he burrows into the job interview process to deliver a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what employers are truly looking for—and how candidates can do their best to fit that “ideal profile.” The prep work, according to Miller, should involve tasks such as practicing how to respond to possible questions before ever setting foot in an interview, researching potential companies to learn their culture, and other logical steps that will help readers achieve the job of their dreams.

Miller’s focus on preparation drives the material he offers, and readers with limited experience applying for jobs will prize the down-to-earth, sensible advice. Assuming that applicants are applying for positions that somewhat match their credentials and experience, Miller concentrates on breaking down the interview process in an ordered, methodical way: what to expect at every level, different interview structures, and how to best respond to typical interview questions. He also shares key dos and don’ts for candidates, cautioning against the cardinal sin of airing out dirty laundry from past jobs, stressing the need to exhibit positive body language, and imparting how to follow up interview answers with insightful questions for prospective employers in order to foster fruitful back-and-forth communication.

Despite this guide’s main focus on basic interview skills, there are some intriguing nuggets included, most notably Miller’s “STAR technique”—a method of practicing responses to anticipated behavioral interview questions (queries that spotlight candidates’ past handling of work situations) that recommends applicants rehearse past situations, tasks, actions, and results (STAR) before an interview, in an effort to come primed and eager to share. Those on the hunt for the perfect job will find this a good starting point.

Takeaway: A simple but insightful guide to nailing your next job interview.

Great for fans of: Kathleen Gerson and Sarah Damaske’s The Science and Art of Interviewing, Annette Lareau’s Listening to People.

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