Job Interviews: Top Answers to Tough Questions (3rd Revised edition)

Job Interviews: Top Answers to Tough Questions (3rd Revised edition)

By: John Lees (author)Paperback

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"I would recommend this book for anyone who is anxious about interviews or who wants to improve their interview performance" Phoenix, May 2012 "In a tough market with strong competition for just a handful of roles, youneed to be the best on the day. Only careful preparation and ensuring youmatch everything you say and do to the specific role, employer and eveninterviewer, will position you as a serious contender for the role. Johnonce again combines a proven, thorough approach with practical tips thatwill equip you with the skills, examples and confidence required to achieveinterview success." Isabel Chadwick, Managing Director,Career Management Consultants Ltd "John's book is a great asset to anyone who fears the interview process. Aswell as some very practical and useful exercises, designed to help capturepowerful information and to get you thinking, he gives a fascinating insightinto the psychological processes, making it much easier to understandand put yourself into the shoes of the interviewer. John's style is veryaccessible, demonstrating his years of experience and translating it intoan easy-to-read collection of hints, tips and guidance. I suspect a lot ofinterviewers will also want to use this book to help them raise their game!" Kerwin Hack, Consultant Director, Fairplace Cedar "This book is an extremely comprehensive guide on how to succeed in jobinterviews. John takes you 'backstage' into the mind of the interviewers soyou can understand what they are thinking and what they really want toknow when asking a range different of questions. Getting a job interviewinto today's difficult employment market is a privilege. This manual willhelp you to be much better prepared so that your next job interviewbecomes a positive opportunity to show what you can really offer, not anordeal to be feared. He covers everything from warm up questions to thetricky issue of salary." Simon Broomer, Managing Director, CareerBalance "John Lees is the career professional's professional; the doyen of careersexperts. His books and advice have helped countless numbers of peopleto enjoy better, more fulfilling careers. This book is an essential read foranyone who is about to attend a job interview." Dr Harry Freedman, Career and Business Strategist,Hanover Executive "John gives consistently good, pragmatic advice and provides suggestionsto help people make the most of themselves and the opportunities theyget. Easy to read, relevant and straightforward, the book offers so muchmore than standard self-help books - it provides practical steps to getreaders started and give them confidence to take ownership of theircareers. A great resource to ensure a head start in a competitive market." Denise Nesbitt, Senior Change Delivery Manager,Talent & Development, Lloyds Banking Group "John Lees' writing offers insight and knowledge which allows you tothink in new ways and achieve changes you didn't think possible. In thesedifficult and challenging times, his books help you achieve your nextcareer step." Laura Roberts, Chief Executive, NHS Manchester Why are you on the market right now? If our roles were reversed, what questions would you ask? Sell me this stapler! Tough questions like these can unnerve even the most confident jobseeker, proving that it's not always the best candidate who gets the job, it's the best interviewee. Whether a first-time jobseeker, career-changer, or returning after a break, Job Interviews: Top Answers to Tough Questions is your indispensable toolkit. Now thoroughly revised and updated to reflect today's demanding job market, featuring: 225 of the most common interview questions A 'fast-track' preparation option if your interview is TOMORROW! More sample answers to challenging questions Insights into the employer mindset when vacancies are thin on the ground "This book is invaluable. Follow the guidelines and your chances improvebeyond measure. You will be sharp, focused, and not only make the mostof your own abilities, but also have a clear understanding of what youneed to offer to employers. This moves you from the 'me' agenda to the'we' agenda." Stuart Walkley, Director, Oakridge Training and Consulting "As a careers adviser, I often find that clients know that preparation is the key to a successful interview but are unsure where to start. John Lees deals with this clearly and comprehensively. This book is based on real evidence gained from employers and this new edition has beencomprehensively updated. I would recommend the book for anyone who is anxious about interviews and to people applying for any level of job, regardless of how much interview experience they may have." David Levinson, Careers Adviser, The University of Edinburgh

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John Lees is one of the UK's best-known career strategists, and has written several other titles including the bestselling How To Get A Job You'll Love. John has a regular column in Metro, as well as regularly being featured in the national press.


How to use this book if you have an interview TOMORROW List of worksheets Preface How to make the most of this book List of 225 questions About the author Acknowledgements Chapter 1: The interview game: Getting started Chapter 2: Planning to succeed: The secrets of interview preparation Chapter 3: Opening questions: Breaking the ice Chapter 4: Unpacking your CV: Presenting your work experience Chapter 5: Probing your learning: Your personal knowledge bank Chapter 6: Getting your key messages across: Communicating the things that matter Chapter 7: What kind of person are you? Personality questions Chapter 8: Motivation - what drives you? What energizes your working life? Chapter 9: Making an impact: How long before you get cracking? Chapter 10: Revealing your 'edge': Sharpening up your evidence Chapter 11: Competency-based questions: Behavioural questions Chapter 12: Difficult questions: Can you take the heat? Chapter 13: Wildcard questions: Questions that mess with your head Chapter 14: Towards the finishing line: Your questions and closing statements Chapter 15: The decision: Last questions, offers, and rejections

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/07/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780077141608
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780077141608
  • weight: 1
  • ISBN10: 0077141601
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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