Title Ultimate Interview, 5/e
Subtitle Master the Art of Interview Success with 100s of Typical, Unusual and Industry-specific Ques & Ans
Author Lynn Williams
ISBN 9780749481384
List price GBP 14.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 248
Book size 159 x 235 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Kogan Page Limited
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Are you preparing for an upcoming interview? Are you nervous about making a good impression or want to practise for difficult questions? From the bestselling Ultimate series, Ultimate Interview will give you all the guidance you need when preparing to ace the interview for your dream job. Renowned careers expert, Lynn Williams, will give you the edge on: understanding your interviewer and what they are looking for, highlighting the evidence that you are the perfect candidate through skills and industry knowledge, standing out from the competition, answering questions professionally, navigating the beginning of the interview, coping with difficult questions, dealing with off-the-wall questions, looking the part and knowing how to behave in telephone, video, panel and assessment centre interviews.

Ultimate Interview, now in its 5th edition, is a must-have for all serious job-seekers. It contains 100s of sample interview questions, with answer examples, tailored by industry experts to give you a personalized resource. It covers jobs in management, sales and marketing, administration, customer relations, technical industries, practical industries and creative industries.

About the series: The Ultimate series contains practical advice on essential job search skills to give you the best chance of getting the job you want. Taking you all the way from starting your job search to completing an interview, it includes guidance on CV or résumé and cover letter writing, practice questions for passing aptitude, psychometric and other employment tests, and reliable advice for interviewing.



Chapter 1: Know your enemyUnderstanding interviewers • What do they want? • What sort of things are they looking for? • What will happen at the interview? • What sort of questions will they ask? • How do they know what they’re looking for?

Chapter 2: Prepare yourselfWhat you need to know before the interview • What should you prepare? • Exhibit 1: Evidence that you meet their needs • Exhibit 2: Reassuring answers and explanations • Exhibit 3: Industry knowledge • Exhibit 4: The reasons you want this job

Chapter 3: Standing out How to be an outstanding candidate • Why are these qualities so important?

Chapter 4: Answering questionsWhat the interviewer will ask and what you need to tell them • Make a good impression • Three cardinal rules

Chapter 5: Starting the interviewWhat to expect from the interview and how to begin confidently

Chapter 6: Questions they ask everybodyStandard questions you should prepare for

Chapter 7: Behavioural questions Some questions dig deeper than others • What are the important points? •

Chapter 8: Questions for practical jobs Core question, ‘Are you reliable’? • Professional knowledge

Chapter 9: Questions for creative jobsCore question, ‘Will you deliver?’ • Professional knowledge

Chapter 10: Questions for clerical and administrative jobs Core question, ‘Are you efficient?’ • Professional knowledge

Chapter 11: Questions for sales and marketing jobsCore question, ‘Can you sell?’ • Professional knowledge

Chapter 12: Questions for technical jobsCore question, ‘Can you do the job?’ • Professional knowledge

Chapter 13: Questions for management jobs Core question, ‘Will you get results?’ • Professional knowledge

Chapter 14: Questions for customer relations jobs Core question, ‘Are you customer focused?’ • Professional knowledge

Chapter 15: Questions for school and college leavers What to do if you don’t have experience • Transferable skills • Professional knowledge

Chapter 16: Tackling the difficult questionsHandling questions about perceived areas of weakness • Inappropriate and illegal questions

Chapter 17: Dealing with tricky questionsWhat to say when there’s no clear answer • Dealing with critical or negative questions • Questions about salary • Answering closed questions

Chapter 18: Answering off-the-wall questionsWhat is the interviewer really asking? • Questions asking you to work something out • ‘Psychological’ questions

Chapter 19: Your questions for the interviewer What to ask at the end of the interview

Chapter 20: Variations on the theme • Different types of interview and how to deal with them confidently • Screening interviews • Telephone interviews • Video interviews • Panel interviews • Serial interviews • Assessment centres • Informal interviews • Second interviews

Chapter 21: The interview: Future trendsTasks and tests that are already in use how to prepare for them • The interview – future trends • Making a presentation • Showing your portfolio • Technical and attainment tests • Physical tests • Job-replica exercises • Group exercises • Psychometric tests • Future possibilities

Chapter 22: Looking the part Making a good impression from the start • Appearance • Behaviour • Overcoming nerves

Chapter 23: What happens next? What to do after the interview • While you’re waiting for their decision • If they don’t make you an offer • If they do make you an offer

Chapter 24: Interviews in a nutshell The three essential questions you need to know about • Main question 1: Can you do the job? • Main question 2: Will you do the job? • Main question 3: Will you fit in?

Index to the questions


About the Author:

Lynn Williams is a career counsellor and trainer who runs workshops on CV writing and interview techniques. She writes regularly for a wide range of publications on job-search and career issues and is also the author of Readymade CVs, 30 Minutes to Prepare the Perfect CV and Readymade Job Search Letters (all published by Kogan Page).

Target Audience:

This book is a must-have for all serious job-seekers.


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