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65 Interview Questions: Conquer Your Fear and Answer the Toughest Job Interview Questions

65 Interview Questions: Conquer Your Fear and Answer the Toughest Job Interview Questions


65 Interview Questions: Conquer Your Fear and Answer the Toughest Job Interview Questions

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100 pages
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Released:
Jun 1, 2011
ISBN:
9781465821102
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The Ultimate Interview Book for any professional!

Everybody hates job interviews, even the interviewers: This book shows you how to conquer your fear and answer the toughest questions for any job interview. Some questions may be impossible to answer (What are you biggest weaknesses?) but it is now possible know what interviewers really seek in your answer. 65 Interview Questions explains why the interviewer asks the question and shows you how to answer effectively. There are tips for every type of question - so you can answer with confidence.
Whether you are new to the workforce, or a veteran project manager this book will come in handy. One of a series of interview questions books, 65 Interview Questions delivers. The table of contents and index are also comprehensive, making it easy to find what you need and help you save precious time.

Publisher:
Released:
Jun 1, 2011
ISBN:
9781465821102
Format:
Book

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Top quotes

  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.

  • Prior to any interview, you should have a list mentally prepared of your greatest strengths. You should also have, a specific example or two, which illustrates each strength, an example   .chosen from your most recent and most impressive achievements.

  • Start with the present and tell why you are well qual- ified for the position. Remember that the key to all successful inter- viewing is to match your qualifications to what the interviewer is look- ing for.

  • Once you know what he wants, you can then present your qualifications as the per- fect “key” that fits the “lock” of that position.

  • Start with the present and tell why you are well qualified for the position.

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65 Interview Questions - Equity Press

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Programming Interviews

Everyone is nervous on interviews. If you simply allow yourself to feel nervous, you'll do much better. Remember also that it's difficult for the interviewer as well.

In general, be upbeat and positive. Never be negative.

Rehearse your answers and time them. Never talk for more than 2 minutes straight.

Don't try to memorize answers word for word. Use the answers shown here as a guide only, and don't be afraid to include your own thoughts and words. To help you remember key concepts, jot down and review a few key words for each answer. Rehearse your answers frequently and they will come to you naturally in interviews.

As you will read in the accompanying report, the single most important strategy in interviewing, as in all phases of your job search, is what we call: The Greatest Executive Job Finding Secret. And that is...

Find out what people want, than show them how you can help them get it.

Find out what an employer wants most in his or her ideal candidate, and then show how you meet those qualifications.

In other words, you must match your abilities with the needs of the employer. You must sell what the buyer is buying. To do that, before you know what to emphasize in your answers, you must find out what the buyer is buying (e.g. what he is looking for). The best way to do that is to ask a few questions yourself. You will see how to bring this off skillfully as you read the first two questions of this report.

Once you know what he wants, you can then present your qualifications as the perfect key that fits the lock of that position.

Other important interview strategies:

Turn weaknesses into strengths (You'll see how to do this in a few moments.)

Think before you answer. A pause to collect your thoughts is a hallmark of a thoughtful person.

As a daily exercise, you should practice being more optimistic. For example, try putting a positive spin on events and situations you would normally regard as negative. This is not meant to turn you into a Pollyanna, but to sharpen your selling skills. The best salespeople, as well as the best liked interview candidates, come off as being naturally optimistic can do people. You will dramatically raise your level of attractiveness by daily practicing to be more optimistic.

But remember: be honest...never lie.

Keep an interview diary. Right after each interview note what you did right, what could have gone a little better, and what steps you should take next with this contact. Then take those steps. Don't be like the 95% of humanity who say they will follow up on something, but never do.

About the 65 questions...

You might feel that the answers to the following questions are canned, and that they will seldom match up with the exact way you are asked the questions in actual interviews. The questions and answers are designed to be as specific and realistic as possible. But no preparation can anticipate thousands of possible variations on these questions. What's important is that you thoroughly familiarize yourself with the main strategies behind each answer. And it will be invaluable to you if you commit to memory a few key words that let you instantly call to mind your best answer to the various questions. If you do this, and follow the principles of successful interviewing presented here, you're going to do very well.

Good luck...and good job-hunting!

Soft Skills Questions

The first 60 or so questions in this book might not be familiar to a technical job interviewer. Or perhaps you’ve seen these sorts of questions before. In any case, this list of questions, answers, and explanations should help you understand how to respond to these unusual topics.

As programmers, we typically believe if I know my stuff, I should get the job – or even if I’m the best or smartest programmer, then I should get the job. The reality is that you will also be called upon to work on a team and to interact with people on a daily basis. In some cases, especially in the information technology business, it might be more important that you are easy to get along with others – rather than a brilliant

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    5 stars for Thai book that I’ll definitely be referring to over and over again!! Well- recommended read for anyone getting ready for job interviews, especially in today’s competitive world - any advantage helps.
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    Great tips...I am more than ready for any interview. Thank you.

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