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The 250 Job Interview Questions You'll Most Likely Be Asked Paperback – February 1, 1999
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Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"An essential weapon in today's job seekers' arsenal." -- Thomas Bachhuber Ed.D., Managing Director, University Resources, Management Alliance Group.
"Right on the mark...a must read." -- Tom Broitman, Price Waterhouse Coopers
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Along with each question there is an example answer which usually does not apply to the reader. After each example answer there is a brief snippet about how you should try to to answer that type of question. Unfortunately, these snippets are far too brief to be of much help to the reader (some are a single sentence). If there were more emphasis put on how to answer the question, and less space given to the example answers, I think it would have been a more useful book.
I suggest "the Unofficial Guide to Acing the Interview" by Michelle Tullier, published by Hungry Minds. This book will help you get into the proper frame of mind for your interview. It will also help you understand the employer's underlying concerns behind those tough interview questions. When you know why the employer is asking a question, you can form your best answer.
The early sections are a good framework to prepare a solid speech on why you're out there looking for a job, what your motivations are, what value you can bring etc.
The list of questions may seem boring but it's clearly an invitation to do your homework. Sit down and practice, practice and practice. This type of work isn't the kind of involvement your hear very frequently and I know very few people who have enough to actually do it.
This book will help you be prepared for pretty much any type of questions, as long as you put down the required practice hours. Just zipping through it once or twice will do you no good. It'll give you the feeling that you're prepared when in fact your not. The only way to make the most of this very good book is to actually practice every question aloud, in front of someone else if you have to.
This is an excellent preparation tool, that you should acquire early in your job search quest, as glancing over it won't unleash the power it contains.
I recommend this book as a staple for recruiters, HR Managers, and candidates. It's best to over prepare, than under prepare.
Any person interviewing for a job needs this book in their bag of tricks. It provides you defense to those idiotic questions like "Where do you want to be in 5 years?" that get asked by the clueless who don't really know what the correct answer to their own question should be.
AND it gives great answers to questions that really are on-point and coaches you in how to effectively and engagingly present your skills and experience during any and all questions nonsense or onpoint. HIGHLY recommend!
Compared to other books on the subject, this one puts me to sleep even though it has good ideas. While I did not find the book engaging, some may.
I'm basically always up for reading/listening to another book that discusses interviewing. For me the value is on the side of the interviewer since that is one of my job functions. In case I am the interviewee, I somewhat feel prepared.
Books of this nature provide value to anybody that will be in job interviews on either side of the table. I learned the hard way that I need such books, because my first interviews didn't go well due to the fact that I didn't know what to ask. I'm sure I appeared unprepared and even stupid and felt ten times worse. After that, I made it my business to understand the interviewing process well and always be prepared.
The value of this book is limited because it doesn't go into any detail. I think one should be authentic in an interview and not provide "canned answers" where books such as this could lead. Still, if you're being interviewed and you really don't have a good answer or one you're comfortable with, you might as well give a very short memorized answer right out of this book. Nothing wrong with that as long as other parts of the interview are more engaging and authentic! You will appear well-prepared and informed about what makes for an acceptable short answer.
The person being interviewed has to at some point show some leadership in the interview, unless it is for a very low-paid position.Read more ›
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this kind of advice could be relevant 10-15 years ago, but these days interviews are done in a completely different way (tip: search for "behavioural interviews"). Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ingo
Like how sample answers were provided and discussion of recommended answersPublished 23 months ago by momofsenior
In the recent years employers have adopted a behavioral based interview strategy and these questions missed that mark completely. Read morePublished on July 3, 2014 by catherine613
This books breaks down groups of questions according themes. It poses a questions, gives a an example answer and then a brief explanation of how you should answer the question. Read morePublished on April 19, 2012 by Pushpin
Great questions. This really got me thinking. I loved the creative ones like, "What Color is your brain? Read morePublished on June 3, 2010 by Jessica Confessore
This book is highly valuable to help prepare for an interview where the interviewer will be asking situational-questions, which many people do. Read morePublished on April 2, 2010 by Emily
If you need tips on job interview questions than this is the book you must have.Published on February 23, 2010 by Mommy6