Job-Winning Answers to the Hardest Interview Questions
  • Job-Winning Answers to the Hardest Interview Questions
  • Job-Winning Answers to the Hardest Interview Questions

Job-Winning Answers to the Hardest Interview Questions

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by Casey Hawley, Deborah Zemke
     
 

What makes this book about acing your job interview better than any other job search book out there?

That's a tough question-but no tougher than, "What makes you better suited for this job than any other candidate?" There are a number of winning answers. This book is short, simple, and to the point. It doesn't waste time on irrelevant background, the

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What makes this book about acing your job interview better than any other job search book out there?

That's a tough question-but no tougher than, "What makes you better suited for this job than any other candidate?" There are a number of winning answers. This book is short, simple, and to the point. It doesn't waste time on irrelevant background, the questions are realistic and likely, the answers are credible and easy to remember, and the language is positive and upbeat-exactly the tone interviewers are looking for.

Further, because interviewers are often turned off by pat answers, this book offers flexible, "fill-in-the-blank" answers that you can customize to fit almost any interview situation. And it shows you how to adapt your answers to any situation so they sound fresh, authentic, and unrehearsed.

One of the general principles taught in this book is the "S.S.S. method," making you answers Specific, Short, and Supportive-that is, confident and positive. You'll also learn the importance of the "PACT technique," how to use "Billboard Answers," how to answer follow-up questions, and a host of other successful interview techniques.

You'll discover how to apply these techniques to more than one hundred of the trickiest, stickiest questions, including seemingly no-win beauties such as, "What's your greatest weakness?" and "Are you better at working within a budget or doing quality work?"

With the advice you'll find in Job-Winning Answers to the Hardest Interview Questions your interview answers will reflect your personality and unique style, and will distinguish you from everyone else by creating a lasting, favorable impression.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567318654
Publisher:
MJF Books
Publication date:
01/30/2007
Pages:
214
Sales rank:
101,455
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Casey Hawley, a top business writer for Barron's, Entrepreneur, and various Fortune 500 companies, is the author of 100+ Tactics for Office Politics and Effective Letters for Every Occasion. She has conducted seminars on job interviewing for both interviewers and interviewees for more than a decade and has successfully prepared job candidates for positions with a range of Fortune 500 companies as well as small startups.

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Job-Winning Answers to the Hardest Interview Questions 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
babydollginter More than 1 year ago
Job-Winning Answers to the Hardest Interview Questions is a book that has helped me through two interviews so far. I plan to use the book in others if needed. I had a Receptionist interview. They did not ask that many difficult questions. I really liked my interviewer. Her name was the same as my daughter's name. However, I think I lacked some of the skills needed for the job and asked too much per hour. The next job I went to was a cook for 80 residents. It was going to be very difficult, because their were certain rules to follow and I would always have to have a friendly disposition no matter what. I was interviewed by three people unlike the other job interview. I had to give permission for a background check that would be sent off to their homeoffice. I think I got the job! If the money per hour part is not too much. They asked one hard question. This book prepared me to turn the questions that they wanted negative answers to into postive feedback. I especially love the quotes in this book. For example, here is one quote: "Problems are only opportunities in work clothes."~Henry J. Kaiser I would reccomend this book to anyone looking for a job and wanting to answer those hard, hard questions! ~babydollginter
constantlearner More than 1 year ago
Great tool to use prior to your interview. Don't know the answer to those difficult interview questions, well this book can help.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
You MUST buy this book if you're going on interviews. First, the book goes through the most typical questions you'll hear in an interview. Second, it gives multiple, sample answers to those questions. Real answers, verbatim, not just vague advice about focus. Third, there is a bit of analysis with every question about what employers want to hear and what they would consider a red flag. Lastly, just reading the book before an interview is inspirational - it puts you in the right frame of mind to go in there and impress. That's not actually a focus of the book, but going through all the material orients your focus and arranges your attitudes in the right direction. I learned quite a bit from this book, and I definitely needed to correct a few things. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I learned so many simple practical principles that prepared me for the job I have now and if in the future I need to interview for another job, I have confidence that all will go well!!!