Diversity Woman Magazine

WIN 2019

Leadership and Executive Development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds

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d i v e r s i t y w o m a n . c o m W i n t e r 2 0 1 9 D I V E R S I T Y W O M A N 11 Nonfiction POLITICAL Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America by John Sides, Michael Tesler, and Lynn Vavreck • As the United States moves into campaign mode for 2020, political scien- tists explain how the 2016 election surprised everyone—though the signs were all there. HISTORY The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch • is book not only provides insight into the nation's first president but also sheds light on the beginnings of the US counter- intelligence forces. BUSINESS The Joy in Business: Innovative Ideas to Find Positivity (and Profit) in Your Daily Work Life by Joy Baldridge • With each chapter written to be absorbed in 60 seconds, you'll find bits of wisdom that can transform your workday. ISTOCKPHOTO Interviewing for a Job 1999 2019 Versus W hether you're looking to educate your- self, get informed, or be entertained, the right book can expand your worldview. Here are some recent releases you don't want to miss. Fiction Transcription by Kate Atkinson • A spy's past comes back to haunt her in this novel by the award- winning English writer. The Gown by Jennifer Robson • A woman receives a gift from her late grandmother that sends her on a journey tied to Queen Elizabeth's wed- ding gown. Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami • Originally pub- lished in Japan and recently released in the US, this novel follows a Toyko- based portrait painter who encoun- ters a mysterious painting while at a crossroads. Books for 2019 DW Hot List Upfront > T hanks to technology and a shift in cultural norms, interviewing for a job isn't how it used to be. If you were in the market for a job two decades ago, here's what advice you may have received com- pared to your top job search guidance today. Check websites of target companies directly for job postings. Hire recruiter or find someone to offer a referral. Expect to answer an interview question about your weaknesses. Be comfortable interviewing via phone or video. Research company's attire and simulate it at the interview. Email cover letter and résumé to hiring contact. Email a thank-you note—but a handwritten card is still nice! Tip 1: Check want ads and classified sections of newspapers online. Tip 2: Post résumé on employment sites such as CareerPath.com. Tip 3: Come up with questions about the job or the company. Tip 4: Have a response to most common request, "Tell me about yourself." Tip 5: Dress in solid, dark skirt-suit, nude hose, and low-heeled pumps. Tip 6: Bring physical copies of your résumé and reference letters. Tip 7: Mail a typed, computer-printed, or handwritten follow-up letter within three days.

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