Vicky Oliver is the author of three books on career development, and today her bestselling book, 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions, is part of the job-hunting canon. Vicky is also an engaging and charismatic speaker: she teaches spirited seminars on job-hunting, networking, and business etiquette for groups of 50-200 people. Vicky's savvy career advice has been featured in over 201 media outlets, including the front page of the New York Times Job-Hunting section, the Personal Journal section of the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press (twice), LA Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Esquire magazine, Men's Health magazine, Essence magazine (twice), and Bloomberg TV. Vicky loves the radio medium and has been interviewed on well over 100 local and national radio programs,often as a repeat guest. Vicky is no stranger to new media. A darling of the career bloggers, her advice has been quoted widely on a dizzying number of blogs as well as on every major career website. Her writings and numerous speaking engagements have put her in touch with over five thousand people in all different professions and walks of life: the employed, the unemployed, professionals, entrepreneurs, freelancers, retirees, college graduates, and people returning to the job market. See Vicky quoted in the New York Post !
Do you use myspace, facebook, twitter, or other social networking sites? If so, how do we find you on those sites?
What books are you currently reading?
Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
Any message to your readers?
The sheer ability to get along with people is vastly underrated, but it turns out to be an important indicator of how well you will succeed. Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots is the one resource you need to polish your people skills so that you can stay at your office.
What is your book about? Please provide a description.
Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots is your ultimate companion to dealing with every type of office issue, be it an exasperating coworker or a boss from hell. With Vicky Oliver's invaluable advice, you will be able to quickly pinpoint problems and implement immediate tactics to solve them.
How did the idea originate?
After the publication of my first book, 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions, thousands of readers wrote to me asking for advice and career guidance. Inevitably, some would ask me about their current jobs -- whether to leave or stay. I decided that, given the current job market, having good, strong coping skills were important. The grass is rarely greener on the other side!
Did the book entail any unusual writing habits or places?
I completed vast portions of the book while waiting for other people to show up. I never leave my office without a notebook and pen!