The Interview Book

The Interview Book : Your definitive guide to the perfect interview technique

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The Interview Book is the definitive manual of interview preparation and technique, written by James Innes, the Founder and Managing Director of The CV Centre - the UK's leading CV consultancy - based on his many years' hands-on experience within careers consultancy. The advice given is tried, tested and proven on a daily basis within The CV Centre.

The Interview Book takes the reader through planning, preparing and organising a winning strategy on to an explanation of the various different interview scenarios - and how to handle them. There's an extensive analysis of the different questions you might get asked and this is followed by a key feature of the book - nothing quite like it exists in competing titles -a section covering the 15 most common interview mistakes and, most importantly, precisely how to avoid them. The book concludes with advice on how to proceed after the interview - how to close the deal.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 233 x 19mm | 550g
  • Pearson Business
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0273721755
  • 9780273721758
  • 244,215

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You've impressed them on paper; now it's time to make a winning impact face-to-face. There are a lot of ambitious, confident candidates out there, all with the experience and qualifications you have - and perhaps more - so what are you going to do to make them choose you? Far from simply showing up and 'being yourself', you need to plan, prepare and, most importantly, know what to expect. The Interview Book - based on years of coaching candidates to excel at interview - reveals the secrets behind interview success. You'll discover: * How to prepare and plan for any interview * The 15 most common interview mistakes - and how to avoid them * Lots of practice questions and answers - plus the top ten questions interviewers ask * How to follow up and get the best deal And much more... The Interview Book has full, free online support - more questions, CV templates, tools and reader offers - all available through The CV Centre online. No matter what your age, background, job or level of experience, The Interview Book will help you master the perfect interview technique.
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Table of contents

1) Introduction: Securing the interview

2) Planning, Preparation & Organisation: A winning strategy

i) Researching the job

ii) Researching the organisation

iii) Travel arrangements and safety considerations

iv) Mental preparation

v) Presentation and body language

vi) The Big Day

vii) First impressions count

3) Interview scenarios: Expected the unexpected

i) Classic one-on-one interviews

ii) Telephone interviews

iii) Panel interviews

iv) Behaviour/Competency-based interviews

v) Aptitude tests

vi) Psychometric tests

vii) Presentations

viii) Group interviews

ix) Assessment centres

4) Interview questions: And their answers!

i) The welcome: Making an impact

ii) Classic questions: Avoiding cliche

iii) Tough questions: Turning negative situations into positive ones

iv) Ending the interview: Your own questions

5) After the interview: Closing the deal

i) Following up

ii) Negotiating the offer

iii) Handling rejection

6. My five top tips for interview success
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About James Innes

James Innes is the Founder and Managing Director of The CV Centre the UK's leading CV consultancy.

Following more than a decade of experience heading up The CV Centre, James is widely considered to be one of the UK's leading careers experts.

James regularly participates at recruitment fairs and conferences as a sought-after guest speaker, as well as being interviewed on TV and radio.
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