The Interview Book: Your definitive guide to the perfect interview

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The UK’s bestselling guide to successful interviews is back, with a new editionupdated with expanded content on planning for interviews and tailoring your interview to a specific role.

This is the definitive, bestselling guide to planning, preparing and performing in interviews to maximise your chances of landing the job you want. The guidance in this book has been tried, tested and honed to perfection. The unique content includes a chapter on avoiding the most common interview ...

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Overview

The UK’s bestselling guide to successful interviews is back, with a new editionupdated with expanded content on planning for interviews and tailoring your interview to a specific role.

This is the definitive, bestselling guide to planning, preparing and performing in interviews to maximise your chances of landing the job you want. The guidance in this book has been tried, tested and honed to perfection. The unique content includes a chapter on avoiding the most common interview mistakes, and important information on how to handle and benefit from the post-interview period.

Written by the CEO of the UK’s leading CV consultancy service, James Innes, the book is supported by exclusive online tools and bonus content including sample interview questions, templates and best-practice scenarios.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273776628
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 10/11/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James Innes is the Founder and Chief Executive of The CV Centre – the UK’s leading CV consultancy. Following more than a decade of experience heading up The CV Centre, James is now widely considered to be one of the UK’s leading careers experts. He regularly participates at recruitment fairs and conferences as a sought-after guest speaker, as well as being interviewed on TV and radio. The CV Book sits alongside James’s other careers publishing which include the bestselling The Interview Book and The Interview Question and Answer Book both published by Pearson.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Plannning, preparation and organisation: a winning strategy

1 Why are interviews so important?

2 Researching the job

3 Researching the organisation

4 Travel arrangements and safety considerations

5 Mental preparation

6 Presentation

7 Body language

8 The big day

9 First impressions count

Part 2: Interview scenarios: expect the unexpected

10 Basic principles

11 Classic one-on-one interviews

12 Panel interviews

13 Competency-based interviews

14 Psychometric and aptitude tests

15 Presentations

16 Group interviews

17 Assessment centres

18 Distance interviews

Part 3: Interview questions – and their answers

19 Basic principles

20 The 10 questions you're most likely to be asked

21 Forty classic questions you must be prepared for

22 Twenty tough questions – can you take the heat?

23 Illegal questions – and how to dodge them

24 Special cases: from school leavers to retirees

25 Yet more questions

26 Ending the interview: your own questions

Part 4: The 15 most common interview mistakes

27 How to avoid them!

Part 5: After the interview: closing the deal

28 Following up

29 Negotiating the offer

30 References

31 Resigning

32 Handling rejection

33 Your new job

Part 6: My five top tips for interview success

34 How to guarantee interview success!

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