iUniverse (2010)
ISBN 9781450270892
Reviewed by Vicki Landes for Reader Views (12/10)

Award-winning author Mary Greenwood puts her skills and experience on paper yet again in her latest ‘like a pro’ installment, “How to Interview Like a Pro: Forty-Three Rules for Getting Your Next Job.”  Within the pages, she gives practical and realistic recommendations on how to act, what to say (and even not say), when to follow up, what to wear, and much, much more.  Greenwood’s book makes for a quick and easy read with the implementation of her advice just as simple.

“How to Interview Like a Pro” is relevant and widely applicable, especially in today’s struggling economy.  Jobseekers need the right tools in order to stand out from other applicants and Greenwood offers exactly that.  Each of the forty-three rules can be used by the young and old, the new and experienced, and even the entry-level to executive hopefuls.  Ultimately, the book seeks to prepare the reader for what they could potentially encounter, such as questions, interviewing arrangements (i.e., one-on-one or panel type scenarios), and even the out of the ordinary situations.  Further, readers are armed with a list of questions and subjects that employers cannot, by law, bring up in the interview process.  These questions include information on race, religion, health and genetic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and even marital status.  Greenwood concludes her book with helpful contact information for each state’s employment agencies.

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“How to Interview Like a Pro” is organized in short, helpful rules which makes learning each of them quick and painless.  Greenwood writes with authority and experience while giving plenty of encouragement and support.  She also includes some fun anecdotes of her own interviews and what she’s learned from them.  

“How to Interview Like a Pro: Forty-Three Rules for Getting Your Next Job” is THE ‘down and dirty’ for learning how to interview in the most professional and prepared way possible.  Author Mary Greenwood already has two, multiple-award-winning books under her belt and this latest release is sure to garner the same type of attention and honors.  Today’s tough economy calls for applicants who know how to make themselves stand out in a sea of nameless, faceless resumes and Greenwood’s book gives those elusive ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ to make for a more successful employment search.  A must read for any job seeker!