The Interview Book:Your definitive guide to the perfect interview: Your definitive guide to the perfect interview (2nd Edition) Paperback – 23 Aug 2012
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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.
* 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 www.innedacv.co.uk/readertools.
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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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.
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!
There are 65 questions listed at the back of this book without answers. The answers are in 'The Interview Question & Answer Book' and not in 'The Interview Book'.
This book is not definitive as additional information is in the other book. I am not happy as I wanted all the information.
The information that is actually in this book is, however, very good.
Only downside is I managed to ace an interview for a job which wasn't right for me (and me for it) so I ended up looking for another one three months later. Luckily I had this really handy book......
It is best to be prepared to help calm nerves, so this WILL help, just by feeling like you are ready.
Content is good, I found it helpful.
Good luck, you will be fine!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is excellent. I always feared job interviews but now I am very confident. Since getting this book I've had two interviews, and was offered the jobs for both! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Abbie Tarrant
This book really helped me to prepare for my interview. It was invaluable in helping me to secure the job! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very useful and well structured. Would highly recommend to people approaching their interviews.Published 12 months ago by Oriana lauria
Absolutely brilliant book. Has helped me get ready for interviews. I would recommend it for everyonePublished 18 months ago by Blue Dolphin
My wife found this gift to be extremely valuable in preparing for interviews within legal & financial firms.Published 20 months ago by James Butler