Wednesday, March 27, 2013
WHEN CAN YOU START?
How to ACE the Interview and WIN the Job
By Paul Freiberger
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner
OVERVIEW: New York Times best-selling writer Paul Freiberger gives you the tools to ace the interview and win the job. As President of Shimmering Resumes, Paul has helped thousands of job seekers with his expertise. Filled with practical and proven techniques this book will help you convert "We'll be in touch" to four words everyone wants to hear: "WHEN CAN YOU START?"
AUTHOR: Paul Freiberger is the author or coauthor of five books, including Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer (with Michael Swaine) and Fuzzy Logic (with Daniel McNeill). Fire in the Valley was made into the movie Pirates of Silicon Valley, which was nominated for five Emmy Awards. Fuzzy Logic won the Los Angeles Times book Award. Freiberger provides career improvement services at his firm Shimmering Resumes. He has a BA in history from the State university of New York at Binghamton and a Masters in Italian from Middlebury College.
MY REVIEW: I agree with Larry Kramer, President and Publisher, USA Today who said, "This book is powerful and expertly researched. Packed with interview advice you need to get your next job."
This book will teach you to: (1) Be ready for The Only Question You Must Be Able to Answer, (2) Not tell the interviewer about your weaknesses, (3) Answer trick questions or oddball questions, (4) Ask the right questions, (5) Show confidence in any interview, (6) Avoid costly interview mistakes, (7) Negotiate the salary you deserve.
Being a retired minister I did not feel this was a book I needed to read for my personal benefit. However, I wanted to read it and review it for friends of mine who are much younger and still looking for a job. After reading it I agree with Guy Kawasaki, founding Partner, Garage Technology Ventures and Former Chief Evangelist, Apple who said, "You will get a job a lot sooner if you read this book." That would do it for me. If I was a young person looking for a job I would want to read this book.
Avery Lyford, Chairman, the Churchill Club believes this is "An effective and pragmatic guide that should be read by anyone preparing for an interview. As I said earlier I have been retired for several years now and have done my last job interview. But I recommend this book to young people still looking for work. I benefitted from reading this book and believe that it has helped improve my communication skills.
(I received this book for free from The Cadence Group for this review.)