Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies - UK
A guide to stunning your interviewer with perfect answers to stumping questions In today's competitive job market, a stellar interview lends you an edge over the competition, which can make or break your chances at a new career. Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies, 2nd Edition teaches you how to perform professionally and productively under stressful interview conditions. With this handy guide, you'll learn to breeze through tricky questions and accentuate your most impressive qualities. This updated second edition features a ten-step guide to having a great interview, ten tips for projecting confidence, ten techniques for trouble-shooting your job search, 200 tough sample interview questions with detailed advice and model answers, proven strategies to combat nerves, and guidelines for perfecting your social media presence and handling questions that may arise from an online search. There is no need to enter an interview feeling unprepared with this guide by your side. Rob Yeung's holistic approach helps you make a positive first impression Shows you how to prepare to answer questions regarding your online presences (and how to avoid embarrassing search results) Provides essential preparation so that you can familiarize yourself with tricky questions before embarking on the stressful interviewing process Whether you're an entry-level worker or a mid-level professional, Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies prepares you to blow the competition away with your poised and professional responses.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Answering Tough Interview Questions 5 Chapter 1: Understanding the Interviewing Game 7 Chapter 2: Doing Your Job Interview Homework 15 Chapter 3: Polishing Your Interview Performance 25 Part II: Making Sure You Shine in an Interview 33 Chapter 4: Talking About Yourself 35 Chapter 5: Talking about Problems, Perceptions and People 53 Chapter 6: Getting to Grips with Questions about Your Work 73 Chapter 7: Talking About Why You Want a New Job 89 Chapter 8: Thriving Under the Pressure Interview 113 Chapter 9: Succeeding at Competency-Based Interviewing 135 Part III: Dealing with Tricky Questions and Other Situations 157 Chapter 10: Responding to Questions for Graduates and School Leavers 159 Chapter 11: Handling Questions Aimed at Experienced Candidates 175 Chapter 12: Handling Hypothetical and Analytical Questions 195 Chapter 13: Coping with Illegal and Personal Questions 209 Chapter 14: Taking Control in Unusual Situations 229 Part IV: Securing the Job of Your Dreams 239 Chapter 15: Asking Great Questions 241 Chapter 16: Dotting ‘I’s and Crossing ‘T’s 249 Part V: The Part of Tens 259 Chapter 17: Ten Cardinal Sins of Interviewing 261 Chapter 18: Ten Steps to Delivering a Great Interview 267 Chapter 19: Ten Top Tips for Projecting a Confident You 275 Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Troubleshoot Your Job Search 281 Index 287
Rob Yeung, PhD is a business psychologist specialising in research and consulting in the fields of high achievement and peak performance. He is the author of more than twenty books.
Your complete interview survival guide In a competitive job market, you need an edge. And this updated guide gives you one. It supplies insight into the interview process and what interviewers are really looking for. It clues you in on the kinds of questions interviewers ask and why. And it provides you with strategies for supplying the best answers to the most common and challenging questions – answers that help you prove you're the best candidate for the job. Give them what they want – establish an immediate rapport with interviewers and learn about the most common interview questions, including how to supply the best answer to each Don't get caught off-guard – prepare for questions that address your situation, including leaving school, returning from maternity, and changing career paths Take it to the next level – recognise and deal with the more subtle questions interviewers use to challenge the most promising candidates Leave a lasting impression – discover how to ask questions that impress interviewers, along with advice on how to follow up an interview to increase your chances Open the book and find: More than 200 examples of tough interview questions – and answers Proven strategies for combating nerves and projecting confidence Advice on managing a strong online presence and using social media tools Ways to avoid clichéd answers Ten steps to giving a great interview Learn to: Prepare effectively and polish your performance Make your honest answers sound great Deal with the toughest questions and tricky situations Avoid common pitfalls and traps
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