Don't Blow the Interview

How to Prepare, What to Expect, and How to React

Ralph Ferrone

St. Martin's Griffin

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Whether you get the job or not is determined in the interview. . . .

The job interview is the single most crucial step in the whole application process. In Don't Blow the Interview, you'll learn:

-How to secure the interview, from résumé preparation to query letters and more
-Ways to dress, walk, and talk for interview success
-Common interview questions—and how to answer them!
-How to deal with illegal questions about age, sexual orientation, family status, etc.
-And lots more!
 
Ralph Ferrone's Don't Blow the Interview: How to Prepare, What to Expect, and How to React
is the ultimate resource for turning your next interview into a job offer.

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Don't Blow the Interview
Part 1Six Steps to Interview SuccessNow that a rationale for a solid understanding of the interview process has been laid out, it is time to give you step-by-step information that will help prepare you for the interview. 
There are six steps to interviewing success that will provide a concise and significant competitive edge.1. Preparing a résumé2. Obtaining an interview3. What to do after scheduling the interview4. Preparing for the interview5. The interview6. Post-interview follow-upStep 1Preparing a RésuméWhat to IncludeYour résumé

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Praise for Don't Blow the Interview

“In today’s competitive market, interviewing well is an essential part of getting a job. Don’t Blow the Interview helps to simplify the process with clear actionable techniques.”--Paul Caine, Publisher, People Weekly magazine

“It’s amazing how everything that is needed to succeed with the interview process is so clearly presented in this book. Don’t Blow the Interview provides an excellent understanding for what the interviewer is looking for and how you can deliver the goods.”--Lou Cona, Vice President & Publisher, The New Yorker magazine

“Here’s how to prepare – and carry out – the winning interview for your successful job search whether you’re a recent graduate or a veteran of the job market. This concise, on-target book tells you all you need to know to land the position you really want.”--Marshall Loeb, CBS Radio commentator and Senior Columnist, MarketWatch. Former Managing Editor, Fortune and Money magazines.

“Applicants who read this book and follow Mr. Ferrone’s advice are the quality individuals that organizations like L3 Communications hire. This book has the real secrets to being hired – all the secrets to getting the job, that the other books left out. If you want to be a winner, this is the book you want!”--Frank Lanza, Chairman & CEO, L3 Communications Corporation

“Who ever said that a career-strategy book has to be dull! Ralph Ferrone has blown a breath of fresh air into the most important room you may ever sit in – the interviewer’s office. No one will ever need to be unprepared for that crucial interview with this wise, pithy, and indispensable guide at your elbow. Read this and the next words you may hear are, 'You’re hired!' ”--Landon Jones, Former Managing Editor of People and Money magazines

“I have interviewed hundreds of candidates in my thirty plus years in the advertising business. I wish all the prospects had read this book! Job candidates young or experienced will find this book essential reading. It’s all here, from developing an effective resume through post-interview follow up. Interviewers too should read Don’t Blow the Interview. The interview questions alone are invaluable.”--Carl Kotheimer, Partner, Horizon Media, Inc.

“The author distills the essence of preparation and interviews into a simple, common sense easy to follow strategy. Don’t Blow the Interview is a must read, especially for all graduating students. Those seeking employment should invest the time to learn how to market themselves to prospective employers. This book is one of the best investments you can make in your future.”--Mark Klein, CEO, Ladenburg Thalmann & Company, Inc.

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Ralph Ferrone

“It’s amazing how everything that is needed to succeed with the interview process is so clearly presented in the book. Don’t Blow the Interview provides an excellent understanding of what the interviewer is looking for and how you can deliver the goods.”
—Lou Cona, vice president and publisher, The New Yorker

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Don't Blow the Interview
How to Prepare, What to Expect, and How to React
Ralph Ferrone

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429904209
ISBN10: 1429904208
176 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
January 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312343408
ISBN10: 031234340X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 176 pages
$17.99
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