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The 250 Job Interview Questions: You'll Most Likely Be Asked...and the Answers That Will Get You Hired!

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Why do you want this job? Why should I hire you? Why do you want to leave your current job?

Do you have convincing answers ready for these important questions? Landing a good job is a competitive process and often the final decision is based on your performance at the interview. By following the advice of prominent career planning and human resources expert Peter Veruki, you'll know you have the right answers at your job interview.

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Overview

Why do you want this job? Why should I hire you? Why do you want to leave your current job?

Do you have convincing answers ready for these important questions? Landing a good job is a competitive process and often the final decision is based on your performance at the interview. By following the advice of prominent career planning and human resources expert Peter Veruki, you'll know you have the right answers at your job interview.

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Editorial Reviews

Trudi Miller Rosenblum
This useful program advises job hunters to think long and hard about how they present themselves inteviews. Veruki breaks down the interview into 12 major parts and tell interviewees what points they should get across with each question. Some sample questions focus on why you enjoy working in the industry you're trying to get a job in, why you want to work for the company you're interviewing with, your strengths and talents, and what you want out of the job. Most importantly, interviewees should be specific, giving concrete examples of their accomplishments whenever possible. Veruki's narration is clear and straightforward and fits the tape's informative tone. Although most people listen to audiobooks in the car, this program might best be listened to at home so that listeners can take notes and pause the tape repeatedly to jot down their own answers to Veruki's questions.
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Gr 10 Up-By following the advice of prominent career planning and human resources expert Peter Veruki, you'll have the right answer at your job interview. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Cari Noga
When job interviewers want a question answered, they don't write it down for the applicant to read. They ask it. That's why audio is an excellent way to present job hunting advice, and the question-and-answer format used by the director of career planning and placement at Vanderbilt University is particularly good. Male and female voices alternate answering an interviewer's questions, allowing all listeners to better imagine themselves in the interviewee's position.
The Q-and-A section is preceded by a primer on conducting a job search, from interview preparation to follow-up phone calls to thank-you notes. Given today's booming economy, where workers are an endangered species, some listeners may want to fast-forward through the rather basic information. It's worth listening to, however, in order to get the desired job, rather than the simply available job.
Once to the Q-and A, especially valuable are Veruki's suggestions for answering so-called negative questions. Job applicants can turn "Tell me about your weaknesses" to their advantage by citing a minor, early-career mistake, and explaining what they learned from it and how it improved their job performance, he says.
Veruki's suggested answers to some questions might inspire some debate. For instance, he recommends answering honestly when interviewers ask about present salary. Others would argue that it weakens the applicant's position when it comes to negotiating an offer.
In addition to suggesting answers, Veruki also dissects the questions. He explains the purpose behind asking it, and what applicants should strive for in answering it. The actual answers aren't always the point, he says; it's how the applicant handles the response that interviewers want to observe.
The audiobook would benefit from better organization, perhaps tied to a written guide or outline. The questions come seemingly at random, rather than following the flow of a typical job interview. Some are also repetitive. One question asks the applicant where they see themselves in five years. A later question asks the applicant about their long-term aspirations. Grouping these questions and others like them together would give listeners better strategies for answering multiple questions that vary on a theme.
Most of the questions are geared to those seeking jobs in the business world. A nod is made toward those seeking jobs in creative fields, like advertising. Befitting today's changing workforce, there is a section devoted to job seekers returning to the workforce after a long absence, career changers or students seeking their first job. This audiobook is a good investment for one's livelihood.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580621175
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 416,581
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7
Introduction 9
Part 1 Before the Job Interview
1. Preparing for the Interview 13
2. Setting the Right Tone 29
3. Interview Strategies 35
Part 2 The Top 250 Questions
4. The Basic Interview Questions 47
5. 50 Zingers! 143
Part 3 After the Interview
6. Clinching the Deal 177
7. The Art of Negotiation 183
Index 190
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2009

    Buy this book to prepare for jobs!

    Currently am laid off & looking for jobs. This book was great for getting me prepared for the different interviews I've had! Would definitely recommend this if you're in the job market!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2006

    Awesome Book

    This book is excellent. I read this book twice before my job interview. The answers that the author provided were a great help. i landed the job partially because i did well on my interview. i highly recommend this book, especially to recent grads (like myself) who lack significant interview/job experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2004

    A Must Read!

    I read this book before an interview with a major telecommunications company. Every question I was asked in the interview was in this book! This book is wonderful because it provides sample answers to tough questions and it tells you what companies are looking for in your answer. I received my dream job because of this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2001

    Excellent Book !!!

    This book helped me in the non-technical part of the interview. This book covers everything right from dressing to negotiating the offer. One of the reasons for getting a job I wanted is because of this book. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants to do very well in interviews.

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