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Preparing for a Job or Informational Interview

Are you one of the introverted but creative leaders championed by Susan Cain’s recent book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World 3-4-2015 1-18-02 PMthat Can’t Stop Talking?  Don’t let your naturally restrained style impede the flow of conversation in a job interview or exploratory career interview.  Coming to the interview prepared to ask thoughtful and probing questions can go a long way toward keeping the conversation lively.  And for those extroverts out there, never at a loss for words, being well prepared can keep the conversation on track and drive home the impression 3-4-2015 1-18-45 PMthat you’re a curious, but focused person.

The library has two resources to help you jump start or sustain engaging conversations with professionals in a wide variety of industries:  IBISWorld iExpert Summaries and ABI/Inform (Proquest) First Research Industry Profiles.  These industry reports describe the industry structure, market share, competitors, outlook and issues.  The feature that sets them apart from other industry reports and makes them particularly useful for job seekers is their prep questions.  These reports list questions and conversation starters calibrated to the industry and phrased to make you sound your best.

To find IBISWorld iExpert reports simply search by keyword or browse the list of iExpert Industry Summaries or iExpert Specialized Industry Summaries.  To find First Research Industry Profiles, login to ABI Inform, link to Data & Reports, check Industry Reports and search by keyword.




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Last Modified: March 4, 2015

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