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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Kogan Page; 6 edition (3 Jan 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749443561
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749443566
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.5 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 529,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A thorough and practical guide to the difficult task of finding that next job." -- —Newscheck, June 2005

"An excellent guide for job hunters, complete with corporate fashion tips…a no-nonsense tour through the job-hunting process." -- —www.getabstract.com, August 2005

"Go for it" says Martin John Yate, author of Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions." -- —The Guardian, August 2005

"Includes the thinking behind over two hundred tough interview questions, and effective ways to answer them." -- —Pathfinder, September 2005

"Knock em dead career strategies." -- —Pathfinder, August 2005

"Some excellent tips on how to answer potential clangers." -- Cosmopolitan

“An essential guide for the modern job seeker.” -- Evening Standard

“The best book on job-hunting” -- Financial Times

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Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions is the best-selling job-hunting book of all time and the essential companion for all job seekers.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Dr Pooky Knightsmith on 11 April 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is a real eye opener, helping you to work through some effective methods of getting the most from your CV, working out what key characteristics your chosen career path might call for and building your confidence that you will do yourself justice at interview. In addition to the hundreds of questions and suggested answers, there were some recurring themes which proved most helpful, including:
1) Consider the jobhunt as a marketing and sales exercise, treat it seriously and market yourself hard.
2) Tailor all application letters and CVs to meet the job in question - a few moments saved sending off the same old stuff might just save you the bother of attending an interview too.
3) The interviewer may well be finding this whole thing as stressful as you.
4) If you don't illustrate what you say with examples, you will lose credibility and you will have lost an opportunity to outline information which may not be in your CV but which may be of value to the employer
5) most importantly of all... preparation is the key. never put yourself in a situation where you are not entirely prepared. Tbe good candidate will have a sound knowledge of the job description, why they are suitable, and how to find their way to the interview without getting lost!!
A good buy which will get you asking yourself the right kinds of questions.. and have you talking out loud to yourself in no time as you practice your answers!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Jackson on 23 Nov 2005
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If you are a recent graduate, returning to work or just looking for a change, this is what you need. The techniques really do work (even I now have a job, after reading this book and following the advice!!) and it's written in plain English too, no stupid jargon and analogies. I just wish I got it last year.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Mar 2006
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This book is really really superb
I left the navy last week and using the techniques recommended have just landed my dream job in London. My CV wasnt that hot but apparently i blew them away in the interview. Do what the book says and you will get the job you want.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Darlajane on 6 Jan 2006
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I read this book after I found it difficult getting 2nd year internships. This book was so so so useful and really made me think about what to say in interviews.
I've never had a problem getting the job I want since reading this book and recommend it to anyone searching for a job, especially when there's lots of competition!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Clark on 22 Aug 2007
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When I was made redundant I found interviews very daunting and challenging. I found this book on Amazon and thought what's the worst that can happen? Well it has been such a huge help! I discovered some of the tiny things such as body language and tone of voice may have been hampering my chances of getting a job. It also covers those very tough questions that are used to trap you and gives you a strategy to get out of them and look great doing it! If you are looking for a job and haven't had much success I recommend this book! You will be glad you bought it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. Denny on 2 April 2008
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As a University tutor I am often asked for advice on good books for job searching, the three books that my students repeatedly tell me are excellent (on the list of 12 that I recommend) are this book, 201 Best Questions To Ask On Your Interview by John Kador, and How to Handle Your Recruitment Consultant by Herbie Henderson.

All three books provide invaluable information, suggestions and insights to help a job search reach a successful conclusion. The two interview books are excellent in no small part for their confidence bolstering value, as once the questions have been considered the interviewee can never be surprised by them (or at least not completely). The Recruitment Consultant handling book gives readers an insight into the world of recruitment and gives them genuinely useful advice to ensure they get the best from their recruitment consultants. It provides really accurate insider knowledge as the book is actually written by an experienced London based recruitment consultant.

Bearing in mind just how many jobs require applicants to pass muster with the recruitment consultants before they get to the actual employer where they may undergo many many interviews these three books together are invaluable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 23 April 2008
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I got this book to see if it would help me to handle stressful interviews better. The other chapters are great and I can't wait to try them out in my search for a new and better job. However I found the chapter on stress interviews very basic. Since I started working and going for jobs I have been asked most questions featured in this chapter along with lots more. I used to be asked some real nasties about my family and personal life. This changed when Irish employment law was updated in 1995 and as a result interviewers had to be more professional. I am a PA and I have attended interviews which were a "stress interview" from start to finish. Maybe it's because of the nature of a PA's job but I would have thought that other interviews were conducted on these lines as well. I gave the book 3 stars because I expected more guidance from the stress interview section.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By piggles on 10 Nov 2005
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This book is THE book you want to read before you go for an interview.
It's easy to read, so fairly quick to work through, and prepares you in an ingenious way. Yate takes you on a path that helps you realise that you DO have relevant skills and experiences which, when presented in the right way, will wow your interviewers! You will feel much more confident, because the answers are all about you - not things you've been told to say, which will make your answers appear stilted. That said, he does split up potential questions and help you with a way to get started with an answer, and also outlines the pitfalls - what not to say.
He also discusses what an interviewer is really getting at when they ask a particular question, and which questions may be a wolf dressed in sheep's clothing.
Get the book and get every job you interview for - I've seen it done!
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