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Successful Job Interviews For Dummies - Australia / NZ, Australian and New Zealand Edition

Successful Job Interviews For Dummies - Australia / NZ, Australian and New Zealand Edition

Kate Southam, Joyce Lain Kennedy

ISBN: 978-0-730-30808-9

Apr 2014

296 pages



A friendly guide to the skills and tools you need to ace your next interview - specifically for Australian and New Zealand job seekers!

Just landing a job interview in Australia's current economy is a challenge, so you'd better be ready when you do. It's more important than ever that you perform at your best when you get the opportunity for a face-to-face interview. Successful Job Interviews For Dummies, Australian & New Zealand Edition includes handy tips and practical advice for acing any interview, whether you're a new graduate looking for your first job or an experienced professional looking for a career change. You'll find unbeatable advice on every aspect of interviewing, from getting prepared to answer tough questions to negotiating a better salary offer.

  • Presents useful, practical guidance on acing interviews, with a particular focus on the Australian and New Zealand job market
  • Covers such topics as overcoming fear of interviews, asking the right questions, tailoring your qualifications for specific positions, interviewing across cultures, and much more
  • Includes ten ways to win rave reviews and ten interview challenges to master

It's tough out there today. When you do get your foot in the door, make sure they can't slam it closed on you. Successful Job Interviews For Dummies gives you the guidance you need to succeed.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Job Interviews 7

Chapter 1: Honing Your Job Interview Skills 9

Chapter 2: Getting Past Screening Interviews 31

Chapter 3: Interviewing via Video 41

Chapter 4: Preparing for Different Types of Interviews 49

Part II: The Power of Researching and Rehearsing 73

Chapter 5: Research Is Your Ticket to Success 75

Chapter 6: Understanding Personality Tests 85

Chapter 7: Showing You the Money 99

Chapter 8: Dressing for Success 119

Chapter 9: Rehearse Away the Stage Fright 135

Chapter 10: Looking Good with Questions You Ask 145

Chapter 11: Leaving a Good Impression 153

Part III: Presenting Yourself as the Best Candidate 167

Chapter 12: Interviewing Tips for School Leavers and Graduates 169

Chapter 13: Star Turns for Prime-Timers 177

Part IV: Answering Questions with Confidence 187

Chapter 14: Tell Me about Yourself 189

Chapter 15: What Do You Know about This Job and Our Company? 207

Chapter 16: What Are Your Skills and Competencies? 213

Chapter 17: How Does Your Experience Help Us? 221

Chapter 18: Talking about Your Special Situation 229

Chapter 19: Answering a Questionable Question 249

Part V: The Part of Tens 257

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Win Rave Reviews 259

Chapter 21: Ten (Or So) Tricky Questions to Watch Out For 263

Index 269