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06/03/12
Alternate Careers. Interviewing Skills
Filed under: Recent Posts, Interviewing, Position Searching, Mentoring, Mature professionals, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 4:31 pm

Have you heard about the books, “How would you
move mount Fuji?” or “Sweaty Palms” by W.
Poundstone or H. A. Medley?  Well, they are
written about interviewing topics in professional
fields that generally do not involve interviews
that include a formal technical presentation.

Poundstone’s book relates to Google creativity
interviews and Medley’s relates to legal and other
professions.  In a recent post, we brought up the
topic of consulting firm interviews and case study
interviews.  We mention “Case in Point” by
M. Cosentino and C. Glaser
as an essential tool
to prepare for consulting firm interviews.

The book offers:
“…, the business of consulting is really the
renting of brains, packaged and delivered with
an engaging and confident personality…”
Interviewers seek “confident and mature”,
“good listener,” engaging and enthusiastic,”
strong social and presentation skills,
organizing and developing information for
analysis”, good business and common sense”
and adaptable. 

There is so much that I found insightful,
providing teachable moments.  Anyone seeking
careers in this area or management positions
needs to pick this reference up for their
personal copy.  [I was stunned that it is in
its 10th edition!]

 

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