301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions

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Sourcebooks, Inc., 2005 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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"As valuable for the executive going into her umpteenth interview as for the college grad seeking his first real job."
-Richard Zackson, Business Coach, Professional Coaching Network

In today's job market, how you perform in an interview can make or break your hiring possibilities. If you want to stand a head above the rest of the pack, 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions is the definitive guide you need to the real, and sometimes quirky, questions employers are using to weed out candidates.

Do you know the best answers to:

--It looks like you were fired twice. How did that make you feel?
--Do you know who painted this work of art?
--What is the best-managed company in America?
--If you could be any product in the world, what would you choose?
--How many cigars are smoked in a year?
--Are you a better visionary or implementer? Why?

Leaning on her own years of experience and the experiences of more than 5,000 recent candidates, Vicky Oliver shows you how to finesse your way onto a company's payroll.

"Everything I always wanted to know about job interviews but was afraid to be asked."
-Claude Chene, Senior Vice President, Head of Business Development, U.K. and Europe, Sanford Bernstein & Co.

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This book didnt help me on my interview whatsoever. They asked questions that I dont believe anyone would ask on an interview. I would advise customers to chose another author. This book is now in the garbage where it belongs. Read full review


Start with the Basics Answering the Easy Questions
Give Us One Good Reason Not to Hire You
Youre Too Old Too Young Too Seasoned Too Green Too Female
The Impossible Questions
How to Ace the Personality Test
None of Your Business Or Are You Really Allowed to Ask Me That?
Good CopBad Cop Routines in the Interviewing Game
Questions from Another Galaxy Far Far Away
Your Turn
If Only I Had Said X Instead of Y Id Be Hired Or How to Change Your Answers After the Interview
Special Situations
How to Snag the Job of Your Life in FortyFive Minutes
Job Websites
About the Author
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So You Were Fired

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About the author (2005)

Vicky Oliver is an award-winning copywriter with several years of experience at brand name, top tier advertising agencies in Manhattan. Ms. Oliver's numerous articles have appeared in the New York Times "Job Market" section, Adweek magazine, and on Crain's New York Business website. She lives in New York City.

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