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The Interview Expert

The Interview Expert

How to get the job you want

John Lees

Dec 2011, Paperback, 216 pages
ISBN13: 9780273762553
ISBN10: 0273762559
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Written by the UK’s most well-respected expert, this is THE definitive guide to job interviews, covering absolutely everything you’ll ever need to know about the whole process – from planning and preparing to delivering a winning performance - in one, easy to- read and easy-to-access guide to success.

For over 25 years, author John Lees has been at the forefront of careers advice and has spent all of his career training recruiters, interviewers, HR professionals and interviewees. He knows exactly what makes a great interview and offers his vast insider knowledge here.


About the author



What makes a great interview performance?

Why do interviews go wrong?

How do I handle interviews with recruitment consultants?

How do I move from short list to first interview?

Handling interview nerves

Getting into the right frame of mind

How much preparation is enough?

How do I prepare myself?

I have to make a presentation...

How do I manage the opening moments?

What will they ask me?

Pitching your message

Getting your story across

It’s not a standard interview – how do I play it?

How do I shine at a competency-based interview?

What if they ask me probing questions?

How do I handle personal or oddball questions?

How do I get past sticky moments when things start to go wrong?

I get interviews, but not job offers…

I am confused by interview feedback

My interview is tomorrow!


John Lees is author of the bestselling How to Get a Job You’ll Love and one of the UK’s best-known career strategists who is regularly featured in the national media. Former Chief Executive of the Institute of Employment Consultants and regular keynote speaker on careers issues, John has led projects around the world and has been sought as a careers specialist by many large companies including, Lloyds Banking Group and Orange. John is a Fellow of a range of professional bodies including the CIPD.

“John Lees is a purveyor of sound, no nonsense career advice which delivers results - whatever your age or status.” - Carol Lewis, Business Features Editor, The Times

"John Lees' approach works, because he gives readers simple, practical steps to help flip their mindsets into the more daring, exploratory and confident mode needed for career transition success" - Stuart Lindenfield , Head of Transitions Practice, Reed Consulting

"John makes you think differently about your career and how you manage it. He provides really useful and practical tools in a fun and engaging way." - Gordon McFarland, Head of HR, British Gas Commercial People Team

"For years, John Lees has been the smartest voice in career coaching. His insight and advice are a must-read for anyone entering today’s competitive job market.” - Rebecca Alexander, Dossier Editor, Psychologies Magazine