Getting ready for an interview can make you nervous, even if you have dozens of interviews under your belt. All interviews are different but there are some things you should always do, and some things you should definitely not do.
Are you looking for a go-to guide that can enhance your knowledge, and act as a reference, whenever you are preparing for an interview?
Here are top 5 interview preparation books with tips and answers to frequently asked interview questions.
Tough interview questions are inevitable in today’s competitive job market. Ron Fry’s “101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions” has helped more than 500,000 job seekers pinpoint what employers are really asking with every question, and more importantly: what they want to hear in response. This no-nonsense guide will prepare you to leverage the trickiest questions to your advantage. Learn how to deal gracefully with complicated case interviews, various personality types, and even potentially illegal questions – all while avoiding common mistakes. Get the expert answers employers are looking for!
Land the job you want!
The interview is one of the most crucial moments of the job search experience and your chance to show your potential employer that you have what it takes to succeed in the position. In order to do that in today’s highly competitive job search environment, though, you’ll have to find a way to stand out from the crowd.
Using his twenty-five years of experience, New York Times bestselling author Martin Yate has established a set of rules for job interviews that is sure to get you noticed. Instead of memorizing canned answers, Yate provides you with an explanation of the thought behind more than 300 questions and answers, so that you’ll always know what the interviewer is really asking and how you should respond. Packed with information on handling stress questions and weird interview venues, this book also teaches you how to keep your cool–and confidence–from the moment you step inside the building.
With Knock ’em Dead Job Interview, you will finally be able to differentiate yourself from the competition and score the job!
The job interview in your job search. It is the make-or-break moment that can change your life forever. Job interviews present the key step in the job search process and help you get hired. Yet few people know how to prepare for this all-important step while job hunting.
As president of Shimmering Resumes and former head of corporate communications for McKinsey & Company, Paul Freiberger knows what it takes to give a knock-their-socks-off interview and win the job.
A Los Angeles Times award-winning author, Freiberger offers a clear, entertaining guide with proven tools and tips through every step in the interview process, from the best ways to research industries to how to answer the essential questions.
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With the right preparation, you can walk into the interview with a major advantage over the competition in even the toughest job markets. You can convert “We’ll be in touch” into “When can you start?” And this book will show you how.
“As valuable for the executive going into her umpteenth interview as for the college grad seeking his first real job.”
-Richard Zackson, Business Coach, Professional Coaching Network
In today’s job market, how you perform in an interview can make or break your hiring possibilities. If you want to stand a head above the rest of the pack, 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions is the definitive guide you need to the real, and sometimes quirky, questions employers are using to weed out candidates.
Do you know the best answers to:
–It looks like you were fired twice. How did that make you feel?
Leaning on her own years of experience and the experiences of more than 5,000 recent candidates, Vicky Oliver shows you how to finesse your way onto a company’s payroll.
“Everything I always wanted to know about job interviews but was afraid to be asked.”
Have you ever left an interview thinking you could have done better? Interviewing is a high stakes game. You need to learn how to play the game, and play to win. If you are getting interviews but not the job, you have to improve your ability to interview. Prepare yourself to answer any interview question with a response that makes the reason the company should hire you clear. Winning Answers to 500 Interview Questions will teach you how to become a more confident interviewer. Not only will you have an answer prepared for interview questions before they are even asked, you will also truly understand why they are being asked and how to answer them best.
This book will bring you value for years to come. You will be able to refer back to it no matter what interview situation arises and improve your chances for success. Learn how to effectively sell your experience, skills and qualifications for the job and make it clear to an interviewer why you are the best candidate. You will understand how to draw from the aspects of your background that are most relevant to the job and sell those details effectively to the interviewer. You will be provided with succinct model answers which prepare you to respond to interview questions powerfully and maintain the interest of the interviewer.
This book is for those serious about improving their job prospects and willing to make the commitment to growing their careers by becoming better interviewers. In previous years, if you were well qualified for a job, it is likely that you would receive strong consideration as a candidate. The job market has changed drastically. You have to “sell yourself” more effectively than the competition. This book gives you the inside track. From the entry-level recent college graduate to the C-Suite executive, you need to understand what an interviewer is looking for in today’s market and effectively sell yourself in a limited amount of time. This book contains all of the tough questions that you dread. You will learn to overcome challenging questions, such as those related to an inconsistent work history or multiple career changes. Additionally, this book contains multiple questions that will assist you in talking your way into a higher salary rate without scaring away a potential employer.
Lavie Margolin, a noted Career Coach, draws on his experience in working with hundreds of hiring managers and recruiters and thousands of job seekers in providing you with the strategy and answers that you need to succeed. While practicing in New York, he has dealt with some of the most demanding employers looking to fill job openings. He has made them happy every time by sending well polished job seekers who were up to the challenge of the interview. Lavie is one of those rare people who actually enjoys interviewing for a job and is always up for the challenge. He will share with you everything you need to know to become just as comfortable and enjoy the process while you are laying the groundwork for career success.
Lavie is a real thought leader when it comes to career coaching and careers in general. His book Winning Answers provides so much more than 500 great answers to tough interview questions. It provides a philosophy of thinking about the interviewer’s needs, and teaches job seekers how to be honest but strategic. It’s a real “winning answer”! – Donald Asher, author of Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn’t, and Why: 12 Things You’d Better Do If You Want to Get Ahead
This book is really useful. I have it on my tablet. I plan to use it for coaching sessions with clients and, if I need to, even for myself. – Mark Anthony Dyson, The Voice of Job Seekers Podcast