100+ Winning Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions (Barron's Business Success Ser.)

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The author, an experienced corporate management consultant, begins by giving job interviewees this valuable piece of advice: The perfect answer is Triple-A rated. It is Authentic, Automatic, and Accurate.

An Authentic answer is one that is grounded in sincerity and rings true. An Automatic answer springs immediately to mind because it's clear, direct, and easy to remember. An Accurate answer gives the interviewer exactly the information he or she is looking for-and not a ...

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Overview

The author, an experienced corporate management consultant, begins by giving job interviewees this valuable piece of advice: The perfect answer is Triple-A rated. It is Authentic, Automatic, and Accurate.

An Authentic answer is one that is grounded in sincerity and rings true. An Automatic answer springs immediately to mind because it's clear, direct, and easy to remember. An Accurate answer gives the interviewer exactly the information he or she is looking for-and not a sentence more. Starting with these three principles, this book presents more than 100 tough questions a job seeker is likely to face at an interview, and tells exactly how to come up with winning answers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764139123
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Series: Barron's Business Success Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 789,671
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Casey Fitts Hawley conducts regular seminars and workshops on effective business writing. He is the author of many published articles and several books on business subjects, and lives in Marietta, GA.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     vi
The Perfect Answer Is Triple-A Rated     1
The S.S.S. Method for Fast and Fantastic Answers     5
The Trickiest, Stickiest Questions and How to Ace Them     11
No-Win Questions, Thorny Dilemmas, and Catch-22s     21
Questions About Past and Current Jobs     29
Questions About Education, Development, and Other Assets     43
Questions About the Past     55
Questions to Detect Your Weaknesses     63
Questions About Relationship Skills or Problems     69
Questions About Your Boss     77
Questions About Work Habits     85
Questions About Job Satisfaction     95
Questions About Honesty     105
Questions About Balance: Hard Worker or Burnout Candidate?     109
Questions About Money     119
Questions About Mistakes and Problems     127
Questions About Performance     135
Questions About Meeting of the Minds     145
Questions About Experience     151
Questions About Management     157
Questions About Travel Issues and Schedules     173
Questions That Show Savvy     181
The Most Critical Questions: The Ones You Ask the Interviewer     191
Hot Tips for Finding the Perfect Job     197
Before the Interview: Do Your Homework     207
About the Author     211
Index     213
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