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The Interview Book: Your definitive guide to the perfect interview [Kindle Edition]

James Innes
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The UK’s bestselling guide to successful interviews is back, with a new editionupdated with expanded content on planning for interviews and tailoring your interview to a specific role.


This is the definitive, bestselling guide to planning, preparing and performing in interviews to maximise your chances of landing the job you want. The guidance in this book has been tried, tested and honed to perfection. The unique content includes a chapter on avoiding the most common interview mistakes, and important information on how to handle and benefit from the post-interview period.


Written by the CEO of the UK’s leading CV consultancy service, James Innes, the book is supported by exclusive online tools and bonus content including sample interview questions, templates and best-practice scenarios.

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From the Back Cover

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.


Based on years of experience coaching candidates to excel at interview, recruitment expert James Innes reveals the secrets behind interview success. The Interview Book gives you all the insider tips and winning methods to make sure you’re first choice.


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



The Interview Book has full, free online support – more questions, CV templates, tools and reader offers – all available through The CV Centre online at


No matter what your age, background, job or level of experience, The Interview Book will help you master the perfect interview technique.


About the Author

James Innes is the Founder and Chief Executive of The CV Centre – the UK’s leading CV consultancy. Following more than a decade of experience heading up The CV Centre, James is now widely considered to be one of the UK’s leading careers experts. He regularly participates at recruitment fairs and conferences as a sought-after guest speaker, as well as being interviewed on TV and radio. The CV Book sits alongside James’s other careers publishing which include the bestselling The Interview Book and The Interview Question and Answer Book both published by Pearson.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 490 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Pearson; 2 edition (14 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,456 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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James Innes is the Founder and Chairman of The CV Centre (UK, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa), The Resume Center (USA), The Resume Centre (Canada and Australia) and CV Center (Germany, Austria, France and Belgium) - the world's leading CV and resume consultancies.

With nearly two decades of experience heading up these organisations, James is widely considered to be one of the world's leading careers experts.

James regularly participates at recruitment fairs and conferences as a guest speaker, as well as working on TV and radio.

He is the author of five best-selling careers books. His current works are: 'The CV Book', 'The Interview Book', 'The Interview Question & Answer Book', 'The Cover Letter Book' and 'Ultimate New Job'.

Customer Reviews

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By whooosh
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I bought this book around the time I started sending out my CV and it was the basis for my interview preparation. Using this book I got a job offer after attending my first interview in 12 years.

I prepared two weeks in advance of the interview - I really don't like interviews and I was extremely nervous. After reading the book I formulated bullet point answers to each of the questions on paper and then I asked family and friends to conduct mock interviews with me. First I started practicing by reading in the mirror and memorising the talking points, followed by the mock interviews. I did this every day until I could naturally reply to the answers (rather than giving a completely scripted reply). It wasn't easy, but it allowed me to go to the interview feeling that I done everything possible to prepare and I felt much more confident about it, despite being an inteview-phobe. Following the first interview I was asked back to a second interview, and then I was offered the job. For the second interview I went over areas where I thought I could have been clearer, or provided more detailed answers, and practiced the other questions as well.

This book is well worth buying and reading. Although some of the issues dealt with in the first chapters are fairly obvious (turn up on time, dress well etc. etc) the top ten interview questions and then the '40 other questions you need to be prepared to answer' are incredibly helpful. The author goes into great detail providing the background for each question, explaining what the interviewer is trying to get at, and providing examples of the sorts of answers you can give. I really think that if you prepare properly using this book and practice, practice, practice it will help you'll stand out above all the other candidates. It worked for me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really helps to get rid of those nerves 23 Oct. 2012
By Dhy
I have to say that this book was a real, real help to me. I have suffered from nerves at interviews, to the poinbt where I just go blank. I have thoguht about getting some professional training but this book actually gave me the boost I needed to get out there and feel more confident in my abilities.

Preparation is the key for interviews (I know, I found out the hard way!) and this book helps you to feel prepared and ready. Don't get me wrong, I stil had some nerves when I walked into my last interview, but with the help of this book I feel like I really did a whole lot better than I had done beforehand. And... I got the job. So, if there is a better endorsement of that I'd like to hear it!

Five stars!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gave me more confidence in interviews 3 Dec. 2012
By Jen
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Having blown the job of my dreams by turning into a gibbering wreck during an interview when my nerves got the better of me, I was determined not to make the same mistake again. This book has given me the confidence to go into an interview safe in the knowledge that I know what to expect, can handle those tricky questions and know what not to say. The book provides sample questions and answers, as well as other hints and tips to boost your confidence. It will definitely be re-read every time I have an interview and need to impress, as I learnt the hard way that just turning up and hoping for the best generally doesn't work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the help you need - in one place! 29 Nov. 2012
By H.W
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Yes it's true that if you spent enough time trawling through websites you might pick up some good interview tips. But why waste the time? This book has it all in one place! With some really good advice for all aspects of the interview process, this book will give you confidence to go into the interview and sell yourself. I found it to be easy reading; honest, straight forward, clearly laid out and simply worded.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Pre interview cram worked wonders for me, with this book you can really pick and chooose what bits you need, and dip into it where required. It has immense detail on what to brush up on and how to answer those really tricky interview questions in a confident profession manner. Just whats need in todays tough job market.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You're Hired! 2 Dec. 2012
By Lance R
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Another gem from James Innes - packed with exactly what you expect from him and in this new edition even more. The layout is clear, the prose is straightforward, easy to absorb and often funny, making it an enjoyable as well as informative read. The content takes you through exactly what you need to think about in an interview situation which typically, isn't what most of us would expect which is why we don't always do as well as we would want to. I cannot however imagine that anyone who has read this book would not know what to do and how to prepare for an interview. Innes covers everything: strategies, aptitude tests, example-questions, difficult questions,m common questions and there are also loads of sample answers to help you along. Confidence-building and really worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great all round book about Interviews 27 Nov. 2012
By JulieS
This is a great handbook for anyone who hasn't had an interview for a long time or is unsure of what to expect. It explains what the employer is looking for, how to prepare for the interview, how to create a good first impression and how to answer the interview questions. I like the sections that point out the motives behind the question as I found it helped me make up my own answers using the suggested answers as a guide. It was a good introduction to the subject and a real confidence booster. However if anyone wants more specific help in preparing answers I would also recommend James Innes's newer bookThe Interview Question & Answer Book: Your Definitive Guide to the Best Answers to Even the Toughest Interview Questions
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Gives the best chance for a positive reult
Absolutely brilliant book. Has helped me get ready for interviews. I would recommend it for everyone
Published 12 days ago by Blue Dolphin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very pleased! Fast service, book as described!
Published 25 days ago by Liliana Soares
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My wife found this gift to be extremely valuable in preparing for interviews within legal & financial firms.
Published 1 month ago by James Butler
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Full of common sense that helps you to calm down and take stock before an interview
Published 2 months ago by Miss
4.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book
I loved this book, it was really good provided me with lots of tips to answer real interview questions. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Fozia Manir
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great product and swift delivery
Published 3 months ago by Terrier-lover
4.0 out of 5 stars A very detailed book
The interview book is a great help for anyone who is looking to get through their interview, the book has been a great resource filled with all that the individual needs to know... Read more
Published 4 months ago by SELINA ODUSANYA
3.0 out of 5 stars very limited advice for graduates ( especially in engineering field).
very limited advice for graduates ( especially in engineering field). good although for the fundamental 'rules' for your first cover letter
Published 4 months ago by Aggeliki
5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy it
Very, very useful. The "top ten questions" covered most of the interviews I attended. I was very successful as a result, one interview ended with them trying to persuade me... Read more
Published 7 months ago by JT
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book
Three words would probably be enough to sum up how useful and helpful this book was - "Got the job"! Read more
Published 10 months ago by ees
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