Everyone at some point in their life will have to attend an interview. Whether they are applying for a job, a promotion, a training program, or college admission, they’ll likely have an interview. The need to create a good impression will be essential.Now in its fifth edition, this useful guide shows readers how to portray professionalism and confidence and take control of the interview process. Breaking the process down into accessible steps, Rebecca Corfield identifies the way to prepare for an interview, providing example questions and advice on how to answer them. There are also tips on what employers are looking for, how to make a presentation during an interview, and how to create a good and lasting impression.
|Publisher:||Kogan Page, Ltd.|
|Edition description:||5th ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Rebecca Corfield is a consultant and trainer on career development, management and presentation issues. A former President of the UK’s National Institute of Career Guidance, she advises individuals and companies on career issues and personal change.
Table of Contents1 The interview What is an interview?Types of interviewOther assessment methodsWhy do interviews take place?What happens in an interview?What are interviews about?What leads to success in interviews? 2 What employers are looking forProviding proof that you are the right candidateThe most common mistakesDe-mystifying the interviewStressing your contribution 3 Planning and preparation Importance of planning and preparationYour view of yourselfHow you see the employerResearchAnalysing the jobHow to find out moreAreas of likely questioningMind the gap! Covering up your weak spotsMaximising your strengthsGolden rulesWhich questions to ask? 4 Creating the best impression The importance of personal imageCreating a positive first impressionAppearanceBehaviourConfidencePositive mental attitudeThe journeyVoiceControlling nerves 5 Making a presentation Giving a presentationTypes of presentationPreparing a presentationRehearsing your presentationUsing visual aids 6 Answering interview questions Examples of interview questions and answersDealing with tricky situationsInternal vacanciesMoney 7 Bringing it all together Step-by-step checklistLearning from experienceOther sources of help
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"[A] solid and highly useful guide to job seekers." Midwest Book Review