The Five-Minute Interview: A Job Hunter's Guide to a Successful Interview, Third Edition

  • 2h 57m
  • Richard H. Beatty
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2002

Five minutes that will put you on the fast track to success: Richard Beatty’s famous, time-tested approach puts you in the driver’s seat during any interview, enabling you to quickly, confidently gain insight into an employer’s needs and objectives, then position yourself as the ideal candidate for the job—all in five minutes. Here’s how:

  • Minute 1: First impressions—your appearance, your presentation, your attitude
  • Minute 2: Steering the interview—traditionally it’s the employer who establishes the line of inquiry; this time it’s you
  • Minute 3: While other candidates are still talking about themselves, you’re getting the employer to tell you exactly how this position fits in the company’s long- and short-term strategic goals—i.e., exactly what they’re looking for
  • Minute 4: Conventional candidates are still talking about their last jobs—you’re learning the company’s key problems and challenges
  • Minute 5: Instead of fielding questions about you’re background, you’re already positioning yourself as the ideal candidate to resolve those problems and meet all challenges

This revised and expanded Third Edition is bigger and better than ever, featuring three all-new chapters that cover resumes and two interviewing methods based on candidate competencies and behaviors. The Five Minute Interview, Third Edition puts your future in your own hands—and does it in just minutes.

About the Author

Richard H. Beatty is President and CEO of Brandywine Consulting Group, a leading executive search and corporate career management consulting firm. He is the leading U.S. career author with several bestselling career guides from Wiley, including The Resume Kit, Fourth Edition; The Perfect Cover Letter, Second Edition; 175 High-Impact Resumes, Third Edition; and 175 High-Impact Cover Letters, Third Edition.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Types of Interview
  • Interview Techniques
  • Personal Inventory
  • Common Interview Questions
  • Basic Interview Strategy
  • The Five-Minute Concept
  • The Five-Minute Interview
  • Implementing the Five-Minute Concept
  • The "Voids" Strategy
  • The "Ideal Candidate" Strategy
  • The "Key-Problems-and-Challenges" Strategy
  • Avoiding Interview Disaster
  • Organizational Compatibility
  • The Trend Toward Competency-Based Interviewing
  • Surviving Behavior-Based Interviews
  • Questions You'll Need to Ask
  • Interview Tips—Do's and Don'ts
  • Resumes that Win Interviews