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Author Yeung, Rob.

Title How to succeed at interviews / Rob Yeung.

Published Oxford : How To Books, 2010.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  650.144 YEUN    AVAILABLE
Edition 4th ed.
Physical description xiii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Includes indexes.
Previous ed.: 2008.
Contents 1 Doing your homework 1 -- Understanding the secrets of interview success 2 -- Studying job adverts for crucial information 3 -- Researching your prospective employer 8 -- Getting invited to more interviews 11 -- In summary 17 -- 2 Making a strong impact 19 -- Dressing for success 20 -- Building rapport with interviewers 25 -- Listening and responding to the questions that are asked 30 -- Providing examples to enhance your credibility 32 -- Preparing relevant answers 34 -- In summary 35 -- 3 Handling nerves and building confidence 37 -- Connecting your brain, body and behaviour 37 -- Harnessing the power of positive thinking 38 -- Learning to breathe right 39 -- Using mental visualisation 40 -- Practising, rehearsing and getting it right 41 -- In summary 43 -- 4 Dealing with commonly-asked questions 45 -- Answering basic interview questions 45 -- Talking about why you want this job 54 -- Talking about your future career direction and commitment 65 -- Handling questions about changes in your career direction 71 -- In summary 75 -- 5 Talking about your personal qualities 77 -- Describing yourself in positive terms 77 -- Talking about your ability to get work done 82 -- Handling hypothetical questions 94 -- In summary 97 -- 6 Responding to competency-based questions 99 -- Spotting competency-based questions 99 -- Understanding the key principles of answering competency-based questions 100 -- Answering questions about your achievements 106 -- Handling competency-based questions about your people skills 112 -- Handling questions about decisions and problem solving 116 -- In summary 119 -- 7 Handling weird, wonderful and wrongful questions 121 -- Handling questions designed to explore how you think 121 -- Deflecting negative questions with a positive approach 130 -- Opening up closed questions 137 -- Navigating the minefield of illegal guestions 139 -- In summary 145 -- 8 Answering questions about different stages of your career and life 147 -- Handling questions about school and university 147 -- Handling your return to work 158 -- Dealing with questions about age and experience 161 -- Dealing with questions aimed at managers and supervisors 163 -- In summary 167 -- 9 Asking great questions 169 -- Doing your research to find out the right questions to ask every time 169 -- Showing an interest in the work itself 171 -- Exploring the future and demonstrating your commitment 172 -- Asking about the organisation's culture 173 -- Avoiding certain questions until you have an offer on the table 174 -- In summary 175 -- 10 Succeeding with psychometric tests, assessment centres, and other types of interview 177 -- Dealing with psychometric tests 177 -- Thriving at assessment centres 183 -- Coping with panel interviews 188 -- Making an impact at group interviews 189 -- Performing well during telephone interviews 189 -- In summary 191 -- 11 Ending on a high note 193 -- Leaving the interviewer with a strong final impression 193 -- Write a follow-up letter immediately 194 -- Making sure your letters of reference will be positive 195 -- In summary 197 -- 12 Signing on the dotted line 199 -- Handling rejection and learning from your experiences 199 -- Negotiating the best possible salary and package 202 -- Checking that a job really is right for you 205 -- In summary 206.
Summary Give impressive answers to over 200 interview questions. Deal with interview nerves and project total confidence. Pass psychometric tests, competency-based questions, and assessment centres. Avoid the traps that interviewers lay for unwary job seekers. Turn every interview question to your advantage.
Subject Employment interviewing.
ISBN 9781845284428 (paperback)
1845284429 (paperback)