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You're Hired! Interview Answers: Brilliant Answers to Tough Interview Questions

You're Hired! Interview Answers: Brilliant Answers to Tough Interview Questions [Kindle Edition]

Ceri Roderick , Stephan Lucks
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The best-selling You’re Hired! series now brings you Interview Answers

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Does the prospect of answering tough interview questions fill you with fear? Are you worried you’ll clam up and ruin your chances of being successful in winning the job of your dreams? This guide book is written by psychologists who specialise in the recruitment process so they know exactly what your interviewer wants to hear from you. Packed with practice questions, sample tests and tips on how to impress a prospective employer this book will arm you with the tools you need to cope with any interview scenario, including the dreaded competency-based questions that recruiters are using with increasing frequency. T his book will help you whether you're a first or second jobber, a career changer or maybe you're returning to work after a break and need some extra guidance to get back in the game. You can be reassured that it will equip you with the confidence you need to answer tough questions with ease and achieve interview success you deserve. The You’re Hired! series shows job hunters how to research, apply for and land the job of their dreams.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 299 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1844552292
  • Publisher: Trotman; 1 edition (15 Mar 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OZ3W38
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #57,618 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore this book at your peril! 15 April 2010
By J Noble
Having spent all that time and effort to get invited to an interview why is it that so many otherwise good candidates perform so poorly in this critical face to face meeting? In my experience as a recruiter, many will do a good job researching the company and the job they are applying for, but very few appear to have prepared thoroughly to present themselves as the ideal candidate for that position they know so much about! Answering competency based questions is not a black art and can be easily prepared for. This book is a must read for everyone who is serious about landing their dream job - but particularly for those individuals with little recent interview experience or who repond poorly to questioning in a stressful situation.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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The answers given in this book are fantastic. It first gives a bad answer, analyses it and then gives a good answer based on the critique. This seems standard, but the bad answers themselves are pretty good, if they aren't judged within a "competency" frame work. As "competencies" are used by most large and medium firms, its essential to really understand what they are about. Before reading this book, I knew they were important but had a common sense understanding of them, eg "interpersonal skills" are questions about people / communication skills. This sort of understanding is enough to prepare OK answers. However, this book's insider perspective will allow you to formulate great answers, based on examples. It explains there are only three real question and answer types based on "People", "Tasks" and "Thoughts". You can use the same example but frame it in different ways to suit the question being asked. This is obviously a great time saver; much more efficient than preparing individual answers to individual questions.

I found its worth doing extra research into the grading system behind competencies. This is something this book doesnt explicitly go into, although the way it coaches you will get you high scores. Its also worthwhile looking at the targets that make up each competency in more detail. If you can get these from the hiring firm, great. Then you will know EXACTLY what they are looking for and formulate examples to suit. Examples showing lists of competencies and targets to meet are freely available to download on the internet.

Unfortunately, the non competency based questions such as "Tell me about yourself?" or "Why do you want to work for us?" are barely covered. You will need another book for these. I'm looking for a good one on Amazon.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book for all jobseekers 7 April 2010
By Joe W
Any help you can get in finding a job is always welcome and this book certainly provides a whole heap of advice.
The great thing about this book is that it is written by people who in their day jobs design selection processes for businesses- a case of poacher turned gamekeeper perhaps? Here they use their expertise and experience to show people looking for a job how they can present themselves in the best light possible. An excellent book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 17 April 2012
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This book does what it says. It gives good pointers on the type of questions and how to answer them with both good and bad examples. I bought this book as I had an interview for a job I really wanted but was very nervous. This helped me personally and I got the job. I would recommend if you are the type of person who finds interviews nerve racking as it helped to calm me when I realised that I did know what I needed but just needed help in how to put that across.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book! 26 July 2010
This is a really excellent book, with good general tips, including answer structuring tips, presentation tips and a general good interview practice guide!

Very helpful!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to the subject 22 Jan 2013
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I purchased this book in preparation for my first competency-based interview. It gave me some invaluable insight into what competency-based interviews are all about, what interviewers are looking for and how answers should be structured. However, I felt it fell short in terms of the questions/answers section, as not enough core competencies are covered.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You're Hired 15 Dec 2012
By deano73
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I ordered this book and read it the night before my interview. If you have been chosen to attend a competency based intervew then this is a must. Needless to say I got the job and this book has all the answers, the few pound I spent could have got me a top salary for the rest of my working days, a big thanks to the author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book or gift for friends in need 13 Feb 2014
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Now purchasing this book for the third time having lent out two previous copies which are yet to be returned.

Unlike many other interview books that can patronise the audience (who really thinks it is ok to turn up late?) this book gets underneath the interview process to ensure that you present yourself in the best light.

A small word of warning, this is not the sort of book that you leaf through in the evening before your interview. To get the best out of it you really should give yourself a few days to reflect on the core themes and think through your answers.

No silver bullets but effective - now buy your own!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
Having been made redundant three years and attending lots of interviews, I finally secured a new job. This book contain useful hints and tips. I highly recommend this book!
Published 11 months ago by Nancy Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative
This book puts interviewing into perspective - it give examples of good interview responses and bad interview responses - I wish I had bought this book years ago
Published 12 months ago by LC
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple straightforward advice
A must read if you have an interview coming up or indeed for an interviewer who lacks experience with competency based interviews. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Susan Thomson
5.0 out of 5 stars If you only buy 1 competency based question book buy this.
If you only buy 1 competency based question book buy this. Its easy to understand and apply. I ended up having 9 interviews for my new role and this book gave me the confidence to... Read more
Published 14 months ago by N. P. Dewar
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Product arrived on time (even before the deadline) and in excellent conditions, as stated in the sale advert.
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Published 18 months ago by Victoria Petitjean
4.0 out of 5 stars Tough questions will never be a challenge again
A great book to help you to stop - think - and deliver that killer answer to those questions that those script-bound HR people are so fond of asking. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Jacko
5.0 out of 5 stars A winning formula
This is a great book to prepare you for a competency based interview.

It's approach is not to prescribe answers, but gives you a clear framework for different types of... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mark S
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, well structured
Out of three books I was reading to prepare for a though interview, this is by far the best in terms of preparing you for competency questions and general mindset. Read more
Published 23 months ago by ziggy81
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
Teaches you a great method for structuring your interview question responses at 3 different levels (Graduate, Middle Management, and Senior Management)! Read more
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