One of the most important keys to achieving success in your career is the ability to impress at interview. This is an essential guide to success for anyone attending a job interview. Although it is fundamental to getting any job, the interview is still an experience most professionals dread. The fears of losing face, drying up and ultimately failing to get the job can lead to nervousness and low confidence. In this book, Jenny Rogers offers practical advice on research and preparation, giving guidance on how to behave during the whole selection process and present your skills and experience in a relevant manner. Handling the preliminaries and the actual interview - from personal presentation to asking questions - and what to do when you are offered the job are also examined. Job Interview Success provides you with all the information you need to get the result you want and prove you are in the business of achieving success.
Read it the night before in order to refresh your skills. Better still, read it in time to do the research and preparation which will enhance your chances of succeeding and getting the job you want.
Jenny Rogers is a management consultant and executive coach who has advised both industry leaders and young people on their careers. She also trains managers in the skills needed to influence others effectively. She is a former television producer and teacher and has written or edited more than 50 books. Jenny is now an executive director of Management Futures Ltd and the coach for the BBC Radio 4 series Job Clinic.
Introduction 1: Do you really want the job? 2: Doing your research 3: Working with professional recruiters 4: Managing nervousness 5: Dressing the part 6: When your body does the talking 7: Assessment centres 8: Giving the presentation 9: Social events 10: Minding your language 11: Answering the predictable questions 12: Answering tricky questions 13: After the interview 14: Starting the new job