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Author: Gregory F Farrell
Publisher: Fusion Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8184191952
Here’s the inside track on over 100 incredible but true job interview stories. Learn from these job-seekers mistakes and successes so you can survive the interview and get the job you really want!
A Funny Thing Happened at the Interview-with foreword by Steve Allen who created television comedy’s classic Man-On-the-Street Interviews-Shares the experiences of job hunters and interviewers. This book tells what really happens on the best and worst job interviews from both the candidates and interviewers points of view. While many of these stories are comical, they also vividly illustrate the do’s and don’ts of job interviewing, including:
Making that crucial first impression
Avoiding words, actions and other blunders that distract, insult or alienate interviewers
Recognizing when an interviewer is taking advantage of you for free advice
Knowing when your reaction to a blunder is more important than the blunder itself
Side-stepping a question effectively
Avoiding lunch interview no-no’s
Reacting to discrimination, sexual overtures, politically incorrect behavior, libel and many other obstacles
Avoiding wild-goose-chase interviews
Preparing for the seemingly innocuous but critically important why questions.
Realizing some jobs are not meant for you Learning you can say no to a job offer
And much, much more
This book covers virtually every situation you might encounter in a job interview-many you won’t believe anyone could encounter-and presents strategies for handling each effectively and with confidence. Whether you’re a first-time job-seeker, downsized corporate executive, hiring manager or human resources professional, you’ll find that the real-life case histories in this book educate , empower and inform as they entertain and inspire.
The use of real-life stores communicates the basics of job interviewing in a way that is fresh, entertaining and powerful.
-Robert W Bly, Author
Humorous and insightful accounts of interviews…The end-of-story wrap-up is a unique approach to teaching valuable lessons…enjoyable and worthwhile...A must-read for any job hunter!
Director of Recruiting, Univ. of Michigan
George Bernard Shaw Said, When a thing is funny, search for a hidden truth. This book is both: funny and oh so true.
V John Guthery, President
Seagate Associates/Outplacement Intl
Offers important nuggets of real advice along with the chuckles. If you’re searching or hiring for a job, buy this book. It will help you make it through with your humor and sanity intact.
-Gina Kazimir, Executive director
Cecil country (MD) Arts Council, Inc.
FOREWORD BY STEVE ALLEN
PREFACE & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Gravity and Collisions
Sex and the Interview
Other Side of the Desk
Don’t Let the Door Hit You
There’s More to Life
ABOUT THE AUTHORS