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The Perfect Interview: All you need to get it right the first time (Perfect (Random House))

The Perfect Interview: All you need to get it right the first time (Perfect (Random House)) [Kindle Edition]

Max Eggert
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All you need to get it right first time

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Perfect Interview is an invaluable guide for anyone who's applying for jobs. Written by a leading HR professional with years of experience in the field, it explains how interviews are constructed, gives practical advice about how to show yourself in your best light, and provides real-life examples to help you practise at home. Whether you're a graduate looking to take the first step on the career ladder, or you're planning an all-important job change, Perfect Interview will help you stand out from the competition.

The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 585 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital; New Ed edition (26 Dec 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RDWJU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,169 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Max is Chief Psychologist with Transcareer an International Management Psychology Consultancy. He has been interviewed frequently on TV, radio and in the print media both in Europe and Australia. His work and publications have been reviewed both in the professional journals and the specialist media. He has also lectured at premier Universities as well as leading many professional conferences.

Max first read theology as a preparation for his ordination for the priesthood and through his interest in people undertook degrees in psychology, industrial relations and post graduate studies in clinical hypnosis. Several of his books are on the recommended reading lists of London, Sydney, Harvard, Westminster and Sussex Universities.

Married to Jane with four children between them, they live in Bondi Beach Australia and, as an High Anglican priest Max's joy and privilege is as one of the Pavement Priests working on the streets within the Archdiocese of Sydney for those in need of prayer and a sympathetic ear. He is also a Community Priest with The Communities of Our Lady in Sydney. When not praying, writing, consulting or counselling his other consuming passions are riding his thoroughbred "Zeus", walking his dogs Daisy and Bana, attempting to stop the three cats Solomon, Sheba and Pierre from destroying china mementos and failing to stop Mary his Electus parrot from using the 'F' expletive when we have guests.

Max can be contacted at and you can discover more about his secular work at

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I buy it in 5-10 book lots 14 Oct 2012
This book is so good that we buy it 5-10 copies at a time to give to interns and others who have interviewed and "struck out" repeatedly. You know by the time someone is spending the time to interview you, on paper you meet the job description. This tells the candidate how to get the interview right. Everyone I know who we have had read this has fixed many of their interview problems - buy it for your kids, your nephews and nieces, your interns and students - and expect to keep buying new copies to hand out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book helped me get the job. 1 May 2009
I went for a significant promotion and this book really helped me prepare. I bought it five days before the interview and found it easy enough to read a couple of times and focus on the chapters i needed. It's simply written, very easy to relate to and contains a number of interview gems!
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I did get it right the first time! 5 Dec 2004
I was a graduate and I was applying for a job. I was in a bookstore with my girlfriend and was looking through some books to get some help with my interviews, when I saw this one. The only reason I bought it was because I thought: "Ok, I am not much into reading, I am not going to spend hours finding out about other people's theories that confuse me and describe something completely different than me, so I am getting this one which looks easy readable, small (140 pages with 2-3 page chapters) and describes techniques in a simple, understandable and realistic way."
When I finished reading this book, I liked it so much that I read it two more times (I've never read a book a second time in my life). Then I had my first interview where I applied all the techniques. Then I had my second interview and then I had a job in a very successful multi-national firm with a good salary and excellent working conditions.
Read this book. You don't want to go to an interview and be prepared only on the less important issues. E.g. the interviewers don't want to see a person that is capable of doing his homework and knows the revenues of the company in the last 5 years, the stock price, etc. They want to see that this person will fit into the company and be able to do the job. You don't want to get asked common questions that you had never been bothered to prepare. E.g. You don't want to be asked "How much money do you want?" and be like "Hmmm, well, I've never thought about that one. Is X too much or too little? Will they think that I am expensive and get somebody else, or will they think that I ask too little therefore I am not that good?" You want to be able to respond with quick, simple and diplomatic answers to all questions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top top book! 6 Nov 2013
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I first bought this many years ago, I can honestly say that since then I've lost count of the work i've won and jobs I've obtained as a result of the techniques I learnt from this book! I approach interviews now, supremely confident that I'll know as much as the interviewer, and ready to expect the type of questions I'm usually asked!
Not a very thick book, but without a single wasted page! Top marks Mr Eggert! 10/10 !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book 18 Oct 2013
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I really can't recommend this book enough for anyone who we be interviewed in the near future. I read the whole book in under two hours and now feel so much more confident about going into an interview. I don't have any interviews lined up at present but I will work on the tasks presented in the book so that I feel fully prepared if I decide to change jobs in the future. I chose this book based on the previous five star reviews and now I'm back two days later to leave my own five star review, I think that says it all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The way to Excel in Interviews 16 May 2010
By Big S
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After feeback from a recent interview i was advised to read through thios book.
i bought this book and found trhat i had this skills just did not know how to put them into practise and when not to speak or what to say to sell myself. This book gives you more confidance to go forward to look at why you want the job getting you to buy into the porocess and prepair you for that important Interview.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Short but some good tips 11 Mar 2014
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This book is very short - you can rattle through it in less than an hour, which is probably a good thing. I don't think there is anything very new in it but it does focus the mind and there are some useful tips.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An aid to work 20 Feb 2014
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If its been a while since your last interview. This book is a grest help. Fully recomed toany & all.
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This book has been very helpful with just sufficent information. To be honest in the end I did not need it, I am a very good construction project manager. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Leslie E Kamrudeen
4.0 out of 5 stars Informal & informative
A very engaging, almost chatty, guide. It has short and punchy chapters, and avoids the trap of sounding stuffy and jargon-laden. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dash Riprock
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book!
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Published 13 months ago by Peter Howell-Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I have had this book for a number of years and not really sure I want others to read it as its so good it takes away the advantage it gave me. Read more
Published 20 months ago by JulianWebb
5.0 out of 5 stars Top class advice
An essential read for everyone who is job searching.
How to prepare and go into the intreview with the confidence to get that job
Buy it, read it, and go for it !!
Published 21 months ago by Prof David B
5.0 out of 5 stars Winner
This book was recommended by a friend (who got a job at the next interview after reading it) so I bought it for my son, who had had a couple of interviews but hadn't actually... Read more
Published on 19 Jun 2012 by BB
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect book
Fantastic book. As an HR professional, having spent a lot of time on the other side of the table, I find it balanced and realistic. Read more
Published on 20 Jan 2012 by Mrs Poirot
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Interview
.. and it was!! This book is great. Very easy to read, to dip in and out of. Handy tips. The advice made me feel very confident in the interview. Read more
Published on 17 Dec 2010 by flydebi
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