Most people, at some point in their lives, experience the stress of being interviewed for a job. Many also face the task of interviewing other people. But what does the science tell us about this unique social situation? What biases are involved, and how can we become aware of them? And how can job interviews be structured so that they are fair and effective? This second edition of The Psychology of Job Interviews provides an accessible and concise overview of what we know. Based on empirical research rather than secondhand advice, it discusses the strategies and tactics that both applicants and interviewers can use to make their interviews more successful; from how to make a good first impression to how to decide which candidate is the best fit for the role. Updated throughout, this timely new edition comes with an additional chapter focused on technology in interviewing. Also featuring the addition of a new "Toolbox" at the end of chapters with practical summaries, tools, advice, and concrete examples, the book guides job applicants on how best to prepare for and perform in an interview and provides managers with best-practice advice in selecting the right candidate. Debunking several popular myths along the way, this is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding what is really happening in a job interview, whichever side of the desk you are sitting.
This useful resource will help you gain a storehouse of sample interview answers that consistently highlight your ability in these areas. Employers today are using increasingly tough interview questions to evaluate candidates based on key competencies and determine how well they think on their feet. To stand out in these competency-based interviews, job seekers must be prepared with situation-specific examples and answers to questions that highlight their accomplishments, knowledge, and abilities--and clearly display how all three meet their potential employers' needs. In 201 Knockout Answers to Tough Interview Questions, you'll learn the five core competencies most interviewers are looking for: individual responsibility (decisiveness, independence, flexibility, career goals); managerial skills (leadership, delegation, strategic planning); motivational factors (ambition, initiative); analytical skills (problem solving, attention to detail); and people skills (teamwork, communication, customer service) Featuring fill-in-the-blank exercises and a plethora of traditional and quirky interview questions to help you prepare, this powerful book will help you get noticed by key players during the interview process--no matter what questions get thrown your way.
Interviewing may be a dreaded task for managers, but this book provides a ready-to-use tool kit. The 96 interview questions and helpful tips on how to interpret the answers aim to help interviewers elicit truthful responses, watch out for sub-par performance, get meaningful references, and hire the best person for the job.
Be prepared to answer the most relevant interview questions and land the job Programmers are in demand, but to land the job, you must demonstrate knowledge of those things expected by today's employers. This guide sets you up for success. Not only does it provide 160 of the most commonly asked interview questions and model answers, but it also offers insight into the context and motivation of hiring managers in today's marketplace. Written by a veteran hiring manager, this book is a comprehensive guide for experienced and first-time programmers alike. Provides insight into what drives the recruitment process and how hiring managers think Covers both practical knowledge and recommendations for handling the interview process Features 160 actual interview questions, including some related to code samples that are available for download on a companion website Includes information on landing an interview, preparing a cheat-sheet for a phone interview, how to demonstrate your programming wisdom, and more Ace the Programming Interview, like the earlier Wiley bestseller Programming Interviews Exposed, helps you approach the job interview with the confidence that comes from being prepared.
Crack the marketing case and interview like a CMO' is intended to help students and working professionals in their marketing case training and interview prep. It shows you how to acquire and become expert at skills required to solve any marketing case problem and successfully crack your marketing interview (personal and technical).It leverages Nitish's and the cmofactory.com team's extensive marketing experience (in more than 20 countries building brands for P&G, Coke, Yum etc) to cull out the first principles that can be used to approach any marketing situation or problem you are faced with. The principles listed in the book are simple & logical and can be readily used for any industry/category type.The book is a fantastic tool to gain perspective on what a Chief Marketing Officer looks for and it systematically goes about helping you develop and showcase those very skills. The frameworks and tools discussed in this book have been used to train thousands of students across all IIMs & top B-Schools and have got rave reviews unanimously
When most prospective hires come well prepared for interview questions we all expect, how do you distinguish their answers from any other applicant? With this book by your side, you will no longer have to do your best guess work on what answers are genuine, which are rehearsed, and which will end up not reflecting the employee in the least. This invaluable resource shows you how to dig deeper using competency-based behavioral interviewing methods to uncover truly relevant and useful information. Complete with advice on evaluating answers and assessing cultural fit, the second edition of High-Impact Interview Questions features dozens of all-new questions designed to gauge: accountability, assertiveness, attention to detail, judgment, follow-through, risk-taking, and more. When the candidate is asked to describe specific, job-related situations, you will gain a clearer picture of past behaviors--and more accurately predict future performance. By the end of an interview, the real person behind the résumé will be revealed and you will be able to make an offer based on accurate findings, not hopeful hunches. Useful guide for Behavioral Interviewing.
Own Your Story Sometimes you get only one chance. A good introduction can create connections and open doors. A bad one can make conversation fizzle and opportunities fade. What you need is a story that tells who you are-authentically, compellingly, and concisely-and can be adapted to fit any situation. Created for dynamic beings constantly redefining themselves, their work, and the world around them, Tell Me About Yourself pairs interviews and case studies with a simple, scalable framework, helping you craft and deliver comprehensive, compelling, and generally kick-ass introductions and personal stories for yourself, your team, or your company. In an ever-changing innovation economy and a climate that demands we put our best foot forward to create change, there's no better time to learn how to articulate your usefulness to the world.
The job market is full of qualified applicants--which means the next position you apply for will be filled by the candidate who gives the right answers. How confident are you that your responses are distinguishing you from the competition? When it's time to choose between a candidate who is perfect on paper and one who is persuasive in person, there's no contest. After all, almost every applicant who makes it to the interview process looks fabulous on a résumé. So employers have to make gut-level evaluations based on the candidates' answers to the interview questions. Hiring expert Tony Beshara knows the words that trigger "yes" in the minds of employers--and in this book, he arms candidates with hundreds of ready-to-use responses to even the toughest interview questions. Covering entry-level to executive positions and encompassing all industries, Powerful Phrases for Successful Interviews propels job seekers through every stage of the process. Beshara will show you the power phrases to: Get your foot in the door Clearly communicate your skills, strengths, and experience Make a great impression at the crucial opening and close Score high on the likability factor Dispel lingering concerns about work history Give follow-up emails real impact Negotiate a strong job offer Powerful Phrases for Successful Interviews provides candidates with hundreds of ready-to-use responses to even the toughest interview questions, giving professionals the right words to make the difference every time.