Last week I reviewed Narinder K. Mehta’s recent publication, Five Steps to Your Next Job, a valuable resource for anyone on the job hunt. In my previous post, I featured the book’s insight on the latest trends in the contemporary job market, notably building your resume and making professional connections via social networking and establishing your “online presence.” This week, I would like to continue the discussion by focusing on one aspect of the job search that always has been and will continue to be decisive in the hiring process: the job interview. Mehta offers many tips on interview preparation from the moment you receive the call to the post-interview follow-up. He also provides breakdowns of different types of interviews – and the accompanying business etiquette that you need for these various contexts, which I will discuss further in this review. Whether the interview is traditional, over the phone, or during a meal – preparation for the appropriate context is essential.
Posted on November-4-2011