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Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies - UK, 2nd UK Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-67994-4
316 pages
February 2014
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A guide to stunning your interviewer with perfect answers to stumping questions

In today's competitive job market, a stellar interview lends you an edge over the competition, which can make or break your chances at a new career. Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies, 2nd Edition teaches you how to perform professionally and productively under stressful interview conditions.

With this handy guide, you'll learn to breeze through tricky questions and accentuate your most impressive qualities. This updated second edition features a ten-step guide to having a great interview, ten tips for projecting confidence, ten techniques for trouble-shooting your job search, 200 tough sample interview questions with detailed advice and model answers, proven strategies to combat nerves, and guidelines for perfecting your social media presence and handling questions that may arise from an online search. There is no need to enter an interview feeling unprepared with this guide by your side.

  • Rob Yeung's holistic approach helps you make a positive first impression
  • Shows you how to prepare to answer questions regarding your online presences (and how to avoid embarrassing search results)
  • Provides essential preparation so that you can familiarize yourself with tricky questions before embarking on the stressful interviewing process

Whether you're an entry-level worker or a mid-level professional, Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies prepares you to blow the competition away with your poised and professional responses.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Answering Tough Interview Questions 5

Chapter 1: Understanding the Interviewing Game 7

Chapter 2: Doing Your Job Interview Homework 15

Chapter 3: Polishing Your Interview Performance 25

Part II: Making Sure You Shine in an Interview 33

Chapter 4: Talking About Yourself 35

Chapter 5: Talking about Problems, Perceptions and People 53

Chapter 6: Getting to Grips with Questions about Your Work 73

Chapter 7: Talking About Why You Want a New Job 89

Chapter 8: Thriving Under the Pressure Interview 113

Chapter 9: Succeeding at Competency-Based Interviewing 135

Part III: Dealing with Tricky Questions and Other Situations 157

Chapter 10: Responding to Questions for Graduates and School Leavers 159

Chapter 11: Handling Questions Aimed at Experienced Candidates 175

Chapter 12: Handling Hypothetical and Analytical Questions 195

Chapter 13: Coping with Illegal and Personal Questions 209

Chapter 14: Taking Control in Unusual Situations 229

Part IV: Securing the Job of Your Dreams 239

Chapter 15: Asking Great Questions 241

Chapter 16: Dotting ‘I’s and Crossing ‘T’s 249

Part V: The Part of Tens 259

Chapter 17: Ten Cardinal Sins of Interviewing 261

Chapter 18: Ten Steps to Delivering a Great Interview 267

Chapter 19: Ten Top Tips for Projecting a Confident You  275

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Troubleshoot Your Job Search 281

Index 287

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Author Information

Rob Yeung, PhD is a business psychologist specialising in research and consulting in the fields of high achievement and peak performance. He is the author of more than twenty books.

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Press Release

February 18, 2014
Answering Tough Interview Questions

In this video, expert author Rob Yeung tells you what you should make sure you do in a job interview to stand out from the crowd.

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