The Interview BookYour definitive guide to the perfect interview technique
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The Interview Book is the definitive manual of interview preparation and technique, written by James Innes, the Founder and Managing Director of The CV Centre – the UK’s leading CV consultancy – based on his many years’ hands-on experience within careers consultancy. The advice given is tried, tested and proven on a daily basis within The CV Centre.
The Interview Book takes the reader through planning, preparing and organising a winning strategy on to an explanation of the various different interview scenarios – and how to handle them. There’s an extensive analysis of the different questions you might get asked and this is followed by a key feature of the book – nothing quite like it exists in competing titles –a section covering the 15 most common interview mistakes and, most importantly, precisely how to avoid them. The book concludes with advice on how to proceed after the interview – how to close the deal.
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1) Introduction: Securing the interview
2) Planning, Preparation & Organisation: A winning strategy
i) Researching the job
ii) Researching the organisation
iii) Travel arrangements and safety considerations
iv) Mental preparation
v) Presentation and body language
vi) The Big Day
vii) First impressions count
3) Interview scenarios: Expected the unexpected
i) Classic one-on-one interviews
ii) Telephone interviews
iii) Panel interviews
iv) Behaviour/Competency-based interviews
v) Aptitude tests
vi) Psychometric tests
viii) Group interviews
ix) Assessment centres
4) Interview questions: And their answers!
i) The welcome: Making an impact
ii) Classic questions: Avoiding cliché
iii) Tough questions: Turning negative situations into positive ones
iv) Ending the interview: Your own questions
5) After the interview: Closing the deal
i) Following up
ii) Negotiating the offer
iii) Handling rejection
6. My five top tips for interview success
James Innes is the Founder and Managing Director of The CV Centre the UKs leading CV consultancy.
Following more than a decade of experience heading up The CV Centre, James is widely considered to be one of the UKs leading careers experts.
James regularly participates at recruitment fairs and conferences as a sought-after guest speaker, as well as being interviewed on TV and radio.