101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions
|101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions
By Ron Fry
By Ron Fry
You've crafted an effective resume. And you've just been short-listed for the dream job you always wanted. But you still have another hurdle to overcome - the interview. And if you're not prepared for the tough questions, that job might remain a dream.
In this book, the author, Ron Fry, highlights the interview techniques to help you understand what the interviewer is getting at, when he or she asks a question. The more well prepared you are for the questions, the higher the chances that you'll crack it!
Chapters 1 and 2 offer a detailed discussion of the work you need to do and the things you need to strut into your first interview. Chapters 3 to 10 gets into the meat of the book - the questions you must prepare and the answers most interviewers are hoping to hear.
The book is laid out in a way that makes it practical and easy to use. You might need to spend some time refining the answers, but read over them until they are familiar. You can take some time to memorize them and repeat them to the interview in a way that sounds spontaneous - not rehearsed.
In Chapter 1 you learn to get comfortable with yourself. You need to look at the interviewing process as a kind of sale. In this case, you are the product and the sales person. So make sure you are well prepared to talk yourself (even if you don't enjoy it to much). Chapter 2 talks about how to handle different kinds of interviews - behavioural, team, stress, situational and hiring.
Many of you have probably been asked this golden question: "So tell me a little bit about yourself." This one and other such time tested questions should definitely not catch you unawares and how to deal with it falls within Chapter 3.
Interviewers generally ask questions about your hobbies and what extra-curricular activities you're involved in. But what do they really want to hear? Turn to Chapter 4 for the answers.
At some point of the interview, you will be asked questions about your work experience. Be prepared to be grilled about the last 2 or 3 jobs you've held and Chapter 5 helps you with advice.
Chapter 6 is a continuation of this theme and gives more tips on answering questions related to work. You will definitely be asked about your current job and the next chapter deals with how to go about answering questions like, 'Why are you leaving?' and 'How would your co-workers describe you.'
Then there will most probably be questions about why you are looking for a position for the current company. 'How much do you know about our company' would be a likely one. Or 'Why would you want a position with us'. And these are kind of questions dealt with in Chapter 8.
The last few chapters deal with 'illegal' questions (about your health, nationality, physical problems) and then wrapping up a winning package.
The book is organized in a user-friendly manner and answers are highlighted with red and green lights. Red lights means what interviewers are not looking for and green means what they want to hear. So if you're looking to score at your next interview, this is one book that you should definitely pick up on your next visit to the bookstore.
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