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I guess it’s job interview Monday here on the ResumeWriting.com blog.
The earlier conversations about “cliche” job interview prep books reminded me of my all time favorite job interview prep book. It’s sort of an unconventional one, but we’ve been recommending it to clients for about a year now, and our clients absolutely rave about it.
It’s more of a self-help book, and it doesn’t focus on job interview questions exactly, but as an exercise in preparing yourself to answer abstract questions, there is no better tool. It’s designed as a series of flow charts (see the image above). Each question leads to others, leads to others, and so on.
If you sit down and follow the flow of questions for any random topic, it’s a great way limber up your mind to talk about yourself, your goals and your skill sets in creative and comprehensive ways.
I know it’s a bit unconventional, but it’s very powerful if you actually run the questions and force yourself to come up with truthful, powerful answers. It trains you to think and respond in a way that will help you in a job interview.
I first learned about it from this post on the BrainPickings blog. You can click through there to see more of the flow charts I’m talking about.
If you have a bunch of job interviews in your future, don’t hesitate to pick up this book to help you mentally limber up.