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Competency-Based Interviews, Revised Edition: How to Master the Tough Interview Style Used by the Fortune 500s

Competency-Based Interviews, Revised Edition: How to Master the Tough Interview Style Used by the Fortune 500s [Kindle Edition]

Robin Kessler
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"This book will provide any candidate with a successful game plan to tackle even the most difficult competency-based interview."
--Dennis Donovan, former Executive VP of Human Resources, Home Depot

People interviewing for jobs today often fail because they are using yesterday's strategies. Technology is becoming more sophisticated and virtual assessment centers are being used to assess how strong candidates are in key competency areas. Global competencies are being used to help organizations choose people for international assignments or simply to work on diverse international teams.

The best employers are constantly changing the way interviews are done. This newly revised edition of Competency-Based Interviews offers you a new and more effective way to handle the tough new interviews so that you will emphasize the knowledge, skills, and abilities that you have and that employers demand.

Preparing for a competency-based interview will give you the strategy you need to:
  • Be selected for the most competitive positions
  • Win the best job at a new organization
  • Get a great first job or internship
  • Be chosen for that critical promotion in your current organization
  • Take control of your career path
  • Increase your salary
  • Secure more interesting assignments and more interesting work
  • About the Author

    Robin Kessler is currently president of The Interview Coach, a human resources and career consulting firm based in Houston, Texas. She has more than 20 years experience improving interviews, resumes, presentations and organisational communications as a human resources professional, consultant, career coach and adjunct professor.

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 5468 KB
    • Print Length: 224 pages
    • Publisher: Career Press; 2 edition (22 Jun 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 160163594X
    • ISBN-13: 978-1601635945
    • ASIN: B0089U3ROO
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #277,422 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Very repetitive and just states the obvious 29 Oct 2006
    By Krispi
    I have recently graduated from university and was hoping this book would help with forthcoming job interviews. However, I was very disappointed as the author simply seemed to state the obvious and said things that were just common sense e.g. dressing appropriately for interviews, preparing for interviews by finding out about the company beforehand. What made it worse it that she repeated the same points over and over. The whole book could have been written in about 20 pages.

    The book is also rather US-orientated, although Kessler does point out etiquette and styles vary in other countries (without mentioning what they were). The examples/case studies the author uses were nearly all in regards to people who had already been working for at least five years or so, thus being irrelevent to my needs.

    On the plus side, I have to admit the book is very clearly laid out, with key points summarised throughout the book. It is also written in pretty informal language, so is easy to follow. I read the whole book in less than 3 hours.

    If you have never worked before, are doing GCSEs or A-Levels or are returning to work after more than 5 years of unemployment, then it may well be worth reading this book to brush up on the way interviews are done these days. Otherwise, I wouldn't really bother.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Useful but... 8 Mar 2007

    The company I work for has moved towards competency-based recruitment, and I found that this book gave me a good foundation in the new style of recuritment.

    It's not perfect, being very american focused, but if you are working or are applying for a job with a company that recruites using the above system it will help to clarify what recruiters are looking for.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    By AndyB46
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase

    As a previous poster mentioned, the author of this book states the obvious such as dressing smartly etc a number of times. The number of actual question / answer examples is limited and most of them are based on scenarios involving interviewing for staff high up in a company who will surely know not to go to an interview in jeans and a t-shirt anyway !!!

    If your a graduate or someone working their way up in a large multi-national then this book might be for you. However if your applying for clerical roles in local companies like me i wouldn't recommend it.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 8 Jun 2011
    By Tango
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Very good advice in this book for people preparing for a competency based interview the only downfall is that it is more based on office jobs so couldnt relate to some of the examples but overall great help!!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars OK but..... 8 Dec 2009
    Very much designed for the US market. A pity someone does not write one for the UK market or adapt this one....
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