The Interview Expert How to get the job you want

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-01-17
  • Publisher: FT Press
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The definitive guide to interviewing: make an outstanding first impression, an even better second impression -- and get the job you want. A leading career expert brings together all you need to know about job interviewing in one easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide. Preparing, planning, and performing: how to consistently impress. Expert techniques for answering the toughest, strangest, and most probing questions. Previously unpublished advice on everything from handling pressure to making better presentations. This is the most complete, most up-to-date, most authoritative guide to phenomenally successful job interviewing. Drawing on his 25+ years of experience with recruiters, interviewers, HR pros and interviewees, John Lees reveals exactly what makes a great interview: an interview that leads to the great job you've been searching for! Packed with previously unpublished ideas and vast insider knowledge, The Interview Expert covers the entire interview process from start to finish: preparing, planning, performing, and beyond. You'll learn how to impress from the very outset... and then make an even better impression at your followup interview. Lees offers practical guidance on answering personal, oddball and probing questions; finding the right words under pressure; making better personal presentations, and much more. Great jobs start with great interviews -- and great interviews start with this book!

Author Biography

John Lees is author of the bestselling How to Get a Job You’ll Love and one of the UK’s best-known career strategists who is regularly featured in the national media. Former Chief Executive of the Institute of Employment Consultants and regular keynote speaker on careers issues, John has led projects around the world and has been sought as a careers specialist by many large companies including,  Lloyds Banking Group and Orange.  John is a Fellow of a range of professional bodies including the CIPD.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
About the authorp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
What Makes A Great Interview Performance?p. 1
Why Do Interviews Go Wrong?p. 11
How Do I Handle Interviews With Recruitment Consultants?p. 21
How Do I Move From Short List To Interview?p. 31
Handling Interview Nervesp. 39
Getting Into The Right Frame Of Mindp. 49
How Much Preparation Is Enough?p. 59
How Do I Prepare Myself?p. 67
I Have To Make A Presentation…p. 75
How Do I Manage The Opening Moments?p. 83
What Will They Ask Me ?p. 91
Pitching Your Messagep. 103
Getting Your Story Acrossp. 111
It's Not A Standard Interview - How Do I Play It?p. 119
How Do I Shine At A Competency-Based Interview?p. 127
What If They Ask Me Probing Questions?p. 137
How Do I Handle Personal Or Oddball Questions?p. 145
How Do I Get Past Sticky Moments When Things Start To Go Wrong?p. 153
I Get Interviews, But Not Job Offers…p. 161
I Am Confused By Interview Feedbackp. 171
My Interview Is Tomorrow!p. 179
Indexp. 189
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