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Ultimate Interview, 4th Edition

Book Description

Ultimate Interview offers advice on what interviewers are looking for, how to prepare yourself, researching the background to a vacancy and giving the right answers to the hardest questions.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">1&#160;&#160;</span>Know your enemyKnow your enemy
    1. What do they want?
    2. What sort of things are they looking for?
    3. What will happen at the interview?
    4. What sort of questions will they ask?
    5. How do they know what they’re looking for?
  3. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">2&#160;&#160;</span>Prepare yourselfPrepare yourself
    1. What should you prepare?
    2. Exhibit 1: Evidence that you meet their needs
    3. Exhibit 2: Reassuring answers and explanations
    4. Exhibit 3: Industry knowledge
    5. Exhibit 4: The reasons you want this job
  4. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">3&#160;&#160;</span>Standing outStanding out
    1. Why are these qualities so important?
  5. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">4&#160;&#160;</span>Answering questionsAnswering questions
    1. Make a good impression
    2. Three cardinal rules
  6. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">5&#160;&#160;</span>Starting the interviewStarting the interview
  7. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">6&#160;&#160;</span>Questions they ask everybodyQuestions they ask everybody
  8. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">7&#160;&#160;</span>Questions for practical jobsQuestions for practical jobs
    1. Professional knowledge
  9. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">8&#160;&#160;</span>Questions for creative jobsQuestions for creative jobs
    1. Professional knowledge
  10. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">9&#160;&#160;</span>Questions for clerical and administrative jobsQuestions for clerical and administrative jobs
    1. Professional knowledge
  11. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">10&#160;&#160;</span>Questions for sales and marketing jobsQuestions for sales and marketing jobs
    1. Professional knowledge
  12. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">11&#160;&#160;</span>Questions for technical jobsQuestions for technical jobs
    1. Professional knowledge
  13. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">12&#160;&#160;</span>Questions for management jobsQuestions for management jobs
    1. Professional knowledge
  14. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">13&#160;&#160;</span>Questions for customer relations jobsQuestions for customer relations jobs
    1. Professional knowledge
  15. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">14&#160;&#160;</span>Questions for school and college leaversQuestions for school and college leavers
    1. Transferable skills
    2. Professional knowledge
  16. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">15&#160;&#160;</span>Tackling the difficult questionsTackling the difficult questions
    1. Inappropriate and illegal questions
  17. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">16&#160;&#160;</span>Dealing with tricky questionsDealing with tricky questions
    1. Dealing with critical or negative questions
    2. Questions about salary
    3. Answering closed questions
  18. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">17&#160;&#160;</span>Answering off-the-wall questionsAnswering off-the-wall questions
    1. Questions asking you to work something out
    2. ‘Psychological’ questions
  19. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">18&#160;&#160;</span>Your questions for the interviewerYour questions for the interviewer
  20. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">19&#160;&#160;</span>Variations on the themeVariations on the theme
    1. Screening interviews
    2. Telephone interviews
    3. Video interviews
    4. Panel interviews
    5. Serial interviews
    6. Assessment centres
    7. Informal interviews
    8. Second interviews
  21. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">20&#160;&#160;</span>Interview extrasInterview extras
    1. Making a presentation
    2. Showing your portfolio
    3. Technical and attainment tests
    4. Physical tests
    5. Job-replica exercises
    6. Group exercises
    7. Psychometric tests
    8. Future trends
  22. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">21&#160;&#160;</span>Looking the partLooking the part
    1. Appearance
    2. Behaviour
    3. Overcoming nerves
  23. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="BOLD">22&#160;&#160;</span>What happens next?What happens next?
    1. While you’re waiting for their decision
    2. If they don’t make you an offer
    3. If they do make you an offer