Now you've been shortlisted: Step by step, your guide to being successful at interviews and assessment centres

Overview

This book is for anyone that has received a 'you've been shortlisted' letter and wants to feel more confident and prepared for their forthcoming interview.
It covers the different types of psychometric testing companies use, the various forms of interviews they employ, from first interview to panel interview to competency-based interview, as well as all aspects of performing well at assessment centres.
The book finishes with advice on questions...
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Now you've been shortlisted: Your step-by-step guide to being successful at interviews and assessment centres

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Overview

This book is for anyone that has received a 'you've been shortlisted' letter and wants to feel more confident and prepared for their forthcoming interview.
It covers the different types of psychometric testing companies use, the various forms of interviews they employ, from first interview to panel interview to competency-based interview, as well as all aspects of performing well at assessment centres.
The book finishes with advice on questions to ask at the end of the interview, different ways to follow up and what to expect at the start of your new job.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906659325
  • Publisher: Harriman House Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/25/2010
  • Series: Harriman Business Essentials Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Winner of two National Career Awards, 2009 for her Job Search Support Programme and in 2007 for The Gold Career Programme.
Denise Taylor is an award-winning chartered psychologist and registered guidance practitioner who has been helping people find out who they are, what they want to do and be successful in their job search for more than 20 years. She is the founder of Amazing People (www.amazingpeople.co.uk) and noted as one of the top career coaches in the UK with clients from all over Great Britain, Europe and beyond.
Denise was the featured careers coach on ITV's 'Tonight' programme - How Safe is your Job? (November 2008), is regularly featured on radio shows to discuss career related issues. She is a sought-after consultant, advising companies as diverse as the Civil Service, charities and energy companies in making effective recruitment decisions.
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Table of Contents

About the Author vii

Acknowledgements ix

Preface xi

Introduction xiii

Preparation 1

Chapter 1 The employer perspective 3

Chapter 2 Preparing for success 9

Psychometric Testing 21

Chapter 3 Introducing psychometric tests 23

Chapter 4 Verbal reasoning and critical-thinking tests 39

Chapter 5 Numerical tests 55

Chapter 6 Abstract reasoning and other tests 71

Chapter 7 Personality questionnaires 79

Assessment Centres 97

Chapter 8 Assessment centres - an introduction 99

Chapter 9 Group exercises 113

Chapter 10 Written exercises 129

Chapter 11 In-tray exercises 137

Chapter 12 Presentations 143

Chapter 13 Role-plays 153

Chapter 14 Other exercises 165

Interviews 171

Chapter 15 The interview - preparation 173

Chapter 16 Getting ready to answer questions 185

Chapter 17 Over to you - questions to ask at the end of the interview 203

On the Day and Following Up 211

Chapter 18 Appearance and body language 213

Chapter 19 On the day 219

Chapter 20 Afterwards 231

Success 239

Chapter 21 You've got the job! 241

A Final Word 249

Answers to Psychometric Tests 251

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