We have all been called for an interview at some point in our lives. We have all come away either elated or disappointed at our performance, and afterwards we have all been dumbfounded when that polite rejection letter drops through the letterbox. What did I do wrong?
is that familiar question that haunts us at the dead of night.
Having told us How to Write a Winning CV in his previous book, and thus helped us get our foot in the door, Alan Jones now tells us in Winning at Interview that the first thing we require is a change of attitude. He argues that if we treated job hunting like a game, we would notice that the eventual winner is not necessarily the best person for the job. "Indeed," Jones says, "the best person for the job is often eliminated in the first half ... [T]he winner of the game will always be the player who has played the game the best." Knowing how to play the game is the secret of success."
In 13 short chapters, Jones takes us through the interview process, from preparation to post-interview. Jones illustrates, among other things, how an ill-thought-out reply to a seemingly innocuous question like "How was your journey?" can destroy your chances of getting that much sought-after job.
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About the Author
As an author, career counselor and motivational speaker Alan Jones has helped people from all nationalities, disciplines and sectors to 'raise their game' and sell themselves more effectively at job interviews. His advice is based on the belief that recruiting people, and selling yourself in the jobs market, is an art and not a science. Alan believes that good people get rejected because they haven't mastered the art of selling themselves, and mediocre people get hired because they have mastered that art. He is also the author of 'How To Negotiate Your Salary' and 'Network To Get Work'.