How to Interview Like a Top MBA : Job-Winning Strategies From Headhunters, Fortune 100 Recruiters, and Career Counselors
April 15, 2012 | Author: admin | Filed under: interview
How to Interview Like a Top MBA : Job-Winning Strategies From Headhunters, Fortune 100 Recruiters, and Career Counselors eBook: Dr. Shel Leanne: Kindle Store
Text presents today's best-of-the-best strategies and skills in an MBA-level interviewing how-to guide. Provides 100 Tough Questions and Sample Answers. Covers how to dress for an interview, what to say, what not to say, and more. Softcover. DLC: Employment interviewing.
Book Description: How to Interview Like a Top MBA presents interview strategies that help graduates of the nation's top business schools get the best jobs with the highest salaries. Provides 100 Tough Questions and Sample Answers. Interviewing for a job is more than answering questions. The most successful candidates are those who've done their homework, who come prepared with polished answers for every question, and who know how to steer the conversation where they want it to go. Now professional career coach Shelly Leanne–a Harvard graduate–teaches job seekers proven interview techniques taught at the nation's top business schools. How to Interview Like a Top MBA arms job seekers with: + Insights and advice from top corporate executives, headhunters, and MBA program administrators + Worksheets, charts, diagrams, and other valuable tools for creating a customized interview strategy and plan of action + Valuable lessons on how to read interviewer signals, take control of an interview, turn weaknesses into strengths, ask the right questions, and much more
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 542 KB
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (December 22, 2003)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000OT8H84
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
Informative, but targeted toward recent graduates
This book gets off to a good start in its introduction, with a compelling list of “Ten Common Interview Mistakes,” followed by a road map of all of the topics the book covers. The subjects are comprehensive and cohesively organized.
The rest of the book falls into two main sections, covering interviewing best practices and 100 tough interview questions. The best practices will be useful to those who haven’t read other interviewing books. However, their most important lessons can be gleaned merely by reading the table of contents. (Example: “Shape the Interview with Responses to Open-Ended and Turnaround Questions.”)
The “tough questions” section is what holds the potential to distinguish this book from the masses of unremarkable job-search literature. Its advice for answers is sound, but formulaic: “I have qualities A and B, as exhibited by when I did C. I know D about your company, which shows how A and B will be important for the job, so I am ideally suited for it.” Even questions about the interviewee’s shortcomings follow this basic formula, with a prefix: “I was in difficult situation X, and it didn’t turn out well because of Y. I learned from the situation and now…” Several answers are disappointingly trite. The worst was an example lauding soccer as an extracurricular because of “the way I have to focus on attaining goals.” Also, many questions are more applicable to recent graduates than experienced hires.
The book is worth a quick read, and the repetition of the Q&A section serves as a good do-it-yourself interviewing drill, but it’s certainly not exceptional.
Great book for recent grads. Best money you will spend in your job search
I recently graduated and landed 3 offers out of 4 positions I interviewed for, and did so with less-than-great qualifications (2 of jobs were reaches for me). I had a subpar GPA but had no idea of how to properly interview before I read this book. The book focuses on teaching the reader how to portray him/herself as a qualified candidate. Interviewers really only care to see if a candidate understands what the job requires, and is willing and qualified to perfrom the duties asked. The explanation of how to answer the dreaded, “Tell me about yourself,” really demonstrates all of that, and learning how to answer that question will give you a much better chance of getting the job you’re up for. The book also does an excellent job of illustrating what differentiates good answers from great answers; and also explains how to address weaknesses on your resume. It’s an inexpensive investment, and if you follow what the author suggests, you’ll certainly do much better in your interviews. Two suggestions I have would be to structure your answers, and to PRACTICE. Interviewing isn’t that difficult once you know what to do and practice a little bit. If you recently graduated, I would go so far as to say this book is a necessity.
How To Interview Like a Top MBA, by Shel Leanne, is extremely well written and provides great insight into how to interview excellently for a job. The topics covered in the main text are very timely, with chapters about situations in which you may be trying to get a more advanced position, as well as ways to approach a job interview if you have been out of work for a while or if you are transitioning to a new field. The book also has a very valuable sample 100 Questions and Answers section. This book was thoughtful and insightful, and the advice from headhunters and recruiters add great dimensions.
Great interview book; a must have!
Ok first off I just so you can have a little background on me, I will say I have taken classes on this subject before being a college graduate. With that said, I must say this is the best book I have read on the subject and I have read several. The only other book I would recommend is “What color is your parachute (insert current year)”
WCIYP? Is different, it is more of a book about seeking/doing what you like/are meant to do/be. It has some general interview tips (and good ones) but it is more of a job seekers guide.
This book is focused on the job interview which is what I wanted. So you got the great resume and job interviews lined up. How can you ace the most important part of the process? PREPARE that is how. This book is excellent on preparing you for the typical questions you will get from standard interviews. I went on two interviews and got two job offers.
I won’t credit the book for 100% for the job offers, but I will say it helped me prepare for my interviews and understand the reasons behind the questions I was being asked. This information was helpful and I recommend this book to every job seeker with an interview lined up. It definitely helped me and I got some questions in the book during my interviews.
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I am so pleased I purchased this book and I definitely recommend it. I consider this book to be a must-have for anyone serious about preparing for rigorous interviews. It addressed all of the key things I had big questions about-from how to dress in an interview to how to follow up after an interview. The section about informational interviewing was especially good at providing perspectives that I had never considered, and I feel that How to Interview Like a Top MBA has made me much more prepared for going into job interviews-both formal and informational-and doing excellently.
Very useful resource!
Shelly Leanne does an excellent job in providing important insights in How To Interview Like a Top MBA. The book will be useful for those in business as well as other fields. It seems as if it would have been hard in the market of interview preparation books to write something novel, but this book accomplishes that wonderfully. I greatly enjoyed the range of topics covered – from how to do research about a job and industry before you try to interview for a job, to how to deal with tough questions. The sample Q&A section is very useful. I highly recommend this book.
The best book for your interview
I found this book to be an excellent reading to prepare for an interview. All the chapters are important and to the point. I prepared for two interviews with this book and the interviewers were impressed with me. The recommendation of knowing as much as you can about the industry, company and job is priceless. I went as far as to prepare a marketing report on one interview. Good book, buy it, it is definetely worth the money.
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