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101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions: Sixth Edition [Kindle Edition]

Ron Fry
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Book Description

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!


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Two more sources for job hunters. Both are useful, affordable guides to the interview process with different focuses. Fry's emphasis on one aspect of the procedure, the one-on-one interview (i.e., the selection rather than the screening), in a question-and-answer format offers a fresh, active approach to a timely subject. After two introductory chapters of guidelines, the author identifies the toughest themes of a successful encounter and provides proven responses in clear, readable text. In a revision of his comprehensive classic Sweaty Palms ( LJ 7/78), Medley updates his how-to handbook of job interviewing techniques, emphasizing skills and strategic planning. Although still verbose, the guide, however, gives full explanations of a wide coverage of tips from preparation and salary negotiation to issues of sex in the workplace and the handling of questions of discrimination. Most helpful are summary checklists at the end of each chapter for easy scanning and four appendixes, including more than 200 commonly asked questions and questions to ask of the interviewer. For career collections.
- Marilyn Rosenthal, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Ron Fry has written more than 40 books, including the best-selling 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions and 101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview. He is a frequent speaker and seminar leader on a variety of job-search and hiring topics and the founder and president of Career Press. He lives in New Jersey with his family.

Product Details

  • File Size: 789 KB
  • Print Length: 39 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 159863853X
  • Publisher: Career Press; 6 edition (April 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007RJ9IOG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,128 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST have for your job interview! June 23, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is THE book to help anyone prepare themselves properly for an interview in today's world. Most companies now have SBO (Situation, Behavior, Outcome) type questions in their interviews, and if you don't have prepared answers to these questions, you are dead in the water. This book will help you be on top of your game and seperate yourself from the others, if you do the work. It's not hard - you are basically just telling stories about yourself - but you need to take your time and write them down - but this book will guide you. When I graduated college later in life, I had worked at the same company for 8 years and had never really had a "real" interview, as my advances were automatic based on my work. I was scared to death to interview. My friend lent me his version of this book, and by the time I was done preparing, I interviewed with several companies and had 4 job offers at one time! It's obviously my experience and preparedness that landed me the offers, but this book guided me to that direction. It's a must have!!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Has its good parts April 13, 2013
Format:Paperback
The main helpful part of this book is the beginning section and his "job data input sheets". Fry takes you through a long process of cataloging your career to date. It helped put things in perspective for me, and got me to write down details I was starting to forget about older jobs. It also created a framing method for me to look at my previous jobs in a different way, specifically less as a collection of duties and more in ways that are useful in the job hunting process. I also found that I was developing answers to use in "story" interview questions. I will definitely be using this method going forward to track future jobs.

Like all X number interview question books, this one has a long list of questions with example answers. What makes it a bit more helpful than most, is before giving the sample answers (both good and bad), the author takes a few sentences to explain the thinking behind the question. This helped me to better envision my own response. The short sample answers were also general enough to be useful to me, rather than some books were the answers are so involved and industry specific that I cannot see how to adapt it to my situation.

The book is not well-written literature. The stop lights are rather silly and his attempts at jokes rarely work. Some of what is covered is self-evident to all but the most socially awkward. I found myself skipping over some sections. But the core of the book was very useful in getting me through the process of analyzing my career to gain the material needed for the next step - the resume and job search books (loved the "Knock 'em Dead" series).
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read for less experienced job hunters May 4, 2013
By Dave89
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I recently changed jobs after over 15 years in the same position. I purchased the book to refresh myself regarding interview questions, tactics, and the overall process of preparation for an interview. The preparation work that Mr. Fry has you go through are very helpful. Basically, you do a self assessment so when you get asked questions like: "tell me something interesting about your self," or "what mistakes have you made," what kinds of people are your friends," or "tell me your life story," you're more prepared for that type of open ended, behavioral type question. Also, he provides good answers and bad answers (green light / red light) model for a wide variety of questions which are helpful. Even though I've interviewed a lot of folks, I've not been interviewed in a long time. This book was a great refresher. For the younger folks and millennials, there's a lot of common sense stuff that you should know, but maybe don't.... no offense, but I'm trying to be candid. I recommend this book to all job hunters - especially less experienced folks.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than advice, this book provides a roadmap March 15, 2010
By Robin
Format:Paperback
As a recruiter I would recommend this book to any candidate who needed advice on how to be interviewed.

101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions, provides a detailed, step-by-step process that any candidate, experienced or novice, can use to prepare for an interview. Candidates are told to prepare a series of worksheets documenting their experience, and formulate answers to predictable but challenging questions such as "Tell me about yourself," as well as the dreaded "What would you change about yourself?" The idea is to prepare the best possible response, not as a way to fake it, but as a way to avoid mistakes when one is on the spot. For each question, the book contains an example of a good response, and pinpoints the many areas that might trip up a job seeker .

Unlike many books for job seekers, this one provides solutions for experienced and inexperienced candidates. The evaluation technique goes beyond the vague common sense advice provided by most websites. (Be on time, be positive, use spell-check. tell them your greatest fault is that you work too hard...)

The book includes good information on phone screens. Given the large number of resumes that companies receive, phone screens are a routine step in the process. This book gives the experienced candidate a way to prepare for a phone interview where things like eye contact, are not possible.

Fry advises candidates to be honest, and to present themselves in the best possible way. What could be better than that?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars It depends on your experience
Is it a good book for you? It depends on your experience with interviews. It is a good one for those who have never done more than 10 interviews (in my opinion). Read more
Published 3 days ago by ABDUL
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have in your knowledge database
This book is timeless. The information and interview questions prepares you to think smart in your responses and how to form your responses. Read more
Published 19 days ago by JAH
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Still looking for that interview
Published 23 days ago by Larry S
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It was good.
Published 2 months ago by Ella Robinson
4.0 out of 5 stars It will definitely help you think about the tough questions ...
It will definitely help you think about the tough questions. And while your interview may not asks as many questions, you will be prepared. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Luis O. Villavicencio
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Valuable Piece of Your Job Hunt
Whether you're simply no good in an interview or just need a refresher, this is a very useful book. Quick and easy to read and understand, it helps prepare you to walk in and get... Read more
Published 2 months ago by S. Hynds
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Barely started it before I decided to quit.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Highly recommend this book!
Published 3 months ago by Brooke A. Sloup
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great buy for interviews
Published 3 months ago by Devon Winter
5.0 out of 5 stars I've been using this handbook for years and just decided ...
I've been using this handbook for years and just decided to get the latest version.The advise in Ron Fry's handbooks are alway relevant, frank and to the point.
Published 3 months ago by Patricia Frazier
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