501+ Great Interview Questions for Employers and the Best Answers for Prospective Employees

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For anyone who hires employees this is a must have book. It is also essential for anyone searching for a new job. This new book contains a wide variety of carefully worded questions that will help make the employee search easier. These questions can help you determine a candidates personality type, the type of work he or she is best suited for, and if the person will mesh with your existing employees and workplace

Interviewing potential employees is one of the most difficult and...

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Overview

For anyone who hires employees this is a must have book. It is also essential for anyone searching for a new job. This new book contains a wide variety of carefully worded questions that will help make the employee search easier. These questions can help you determine a candidates personality type, the type of work he or she is best suited for, and if the person will mesh with your existing employees and workplace

Interviewing potential employees is one of the most difficult and intimidating tasks a manager or business owner will ever face. The task is made even more daunting by the fact that repercussions of a poor hiring decision can haunt the employees, management and the company for a long time to come, and can potentially cost a great deal of money. Discovering how to decrease the risk and maximize the predictive ability of interviews is key to successful hiring.

The person who gives all the "right" answers often gets the job, but if there is no consideration given to what the right answers for your organization are, then a savvy, well-coached interviewee may be chosen over a less polished but more appropriate one. What this book is designed to do is help you determine the best questions to ask and determine the best answers. Not the best answers from a candidate's standpoint (their motivation is simply to get the job), but the best answers for you; satisfying your motivation to hire the person with the best fit, period.

Once you learn the right questions to ask, you'll get the best employees. For the prospective employee-learn how to sell yourself and get the job you want!

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  • ISBN-13: 9780910627504
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/2/2005
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 487,273
  • Product dimensions: 15.20 (w) x 22.80 (h) x 2.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2006

    A terrific interviewing resource

    I have to admit, I jumped at the chance to read this book. Many of us have been on both sides of the interviewing process, and no matter how prepared we think we are, something always throws us through a loop. `501+ Great Interview Questions for Employers and the Best Answers for Prospective Employees¿ is a great guide for successful interviews. This book offers excellent preparation for employers, for employees, and for college graduates just entering the workforce. This book could also be used as a business text in an informal setting. For interviewees, the questions in this book are excellent and helpful for those on-the-spot questions you would never expect during an interview. For interviewers, those same questions offer a great starting point for unique information you can request from prospective employees. These questions are broken down into specific categories in each chapter, and they cover areas as diverse as communication skills, decision making abilities, and business ethics. Once you answer a group of the book¿s questions, you are given a comprehensive analysis of your answers. Podmoroff¿s book is a great guide that makes a helpful tool for all interviewers and interviewees. Only you can hire the right employee or get the right job, so your quest will certainly take a lot of hard work. However, once you know how to ask the right questions and be prepared with the best answers, the job seeking process will be a much easier one. And with Podmoroff on your side, the process will be a piece of cake!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2006

    Best Resource Yet

    Taking a different approach to finding the perfect employees, this book is a fun resource for even the most experienced interviewer or job seeker. Dianna Podmoroff is an experienced author of similar books, and does not disappoint with this one. Each chapter deals with a specific job related skill such as assessing analytical and problem solving ability, interpersonal skills and conflict resolution, teamwork, leadership, motivation, and stress management. What makes this book different is the expert analysis of answers after each section of questions. Podmoroff quickly pinpoints the pro⿿s and con⿿s of various responses, but is thankfully not presumptuous enough to claim there is ever one correct answer. She carefully illustrates how to apply different responses to appropriate job descriptions, allowing the interviewer to develop a more conscientious picture of each applicant. Interestingly enough, any job hunter can also use this book to hone individual interview skills, gaining valuable insight into the oft-confusing interviewing process. Overall, 501+ Great Interview Questions for Employers does what the name implies offer great questions and expert analysis of answers, without the ⿿know it all⿝ attitude found in similar books. A valuable resource for even the most seasoned interviewer or the novice job-hunter. And by the way, there are 696 questions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2006

    Very Informative

    ¿501+ Great Interview Questions For Employers And The Best Answers For Prospective Employees¿ is a great read for anyone in charge of hiring for a company. The author provides excellent questions designed to illicit telling responses about an applicant¿s history, personality and more. She points out that a lot of qualified applicants come through the doors. You don¿t want to necessarily interview only on skill, but should concentrate on how well the applicant will mesh within the system with those already working at the job. The book offers excellent questions, guides on how to interpret answer or what types of answers one should be looking for, as well as examples that any interviewer can learn from. Readers are taught to look for discrepancies, to delve deeper and get a fuller picture of an applicant. I¿ve been on a lot of interviews and many of them have fallen short, asking only about previous work experience, how it relates to the new job ¿ basically anything involving skills and experience. I really liked that the author is more concerned with how well a new employee will fit into the scheme of things, rather than skills and experience. After all, it is already outlined on his or her applications so there¿s no need to cover it to in depth. All in all, it is a great book for anyone doing interviews.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2006

    A Must-Read For Anyone That Hires

    This book is a must-read for anyone in a hiring capacity. Asking a million questions will not guarantee you a candidate that is the perfect fit. Asking the right questions will. 501+ Great Interview Questions for Employers stresses that generic interview questions are excellent for putting the interviewee at ease. After that, in-depth questions are necessary to illicit honest responses. The book goes beyond just providing questions. It reveals the psychology behind each one and explains how to interpret the response. When a candidate is telling you what he or she thinks you want to hear, the book teaches you how to probe them for an authentic response. The authors were correct in stating that most people are hired for their skills, but fired because they are not the right fit. Recruiting and training new employees is too expensive to make a wrong hiring decision. This book enables me to ask the right questions and to choose the right candidate ¿ the first time.

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