We've all been there and know it can be nerve-wracking preparing for interviews. Sure, the questions are all about you, but what exactly are the questions? You never know until you get there.
A new "For Dummies" book by nationally syndicated columnist Joyce Lain Kennedy aims to ease the pain of those unknown questions by helping job candidates prepare for them.
Kennedy's "Job Interviews for Dummies, 4th ed.," (John Wiley and Sons Inc., January 2012, 318 pp.) offers help for those interviewing for jobs of all types. Scroll down for information on how to win this book.
Kennedy says recruiters often report that "high numbers of job seekers blab negative information without realizing they're making a farewell address to a job opportunity."
Not to worry. Here's a sneak peek at the advice Kennedy is offering in Chapter 24 of "Job Interviews for Dummies":
"Job interviews are still those crucial meetings that seal the deal on who gets hired and who gets left on the outside looking in," says Kennedy. “And with any good job interview come questions that always seem to trip us up.”
10 Tricky Job Interview Questions to Watch Out For:
“As with most things, in the world of job interviews, practice makes perfect,” says Kennedy. “Familiarize yourself with these tough questions. Ask a friend to conduct a mock interview where you answer only tricky questions. Once you’ve had enough practice, the real deal will be a breeze.”
Here's a link to the publisher's website for the book. There you can download a PDF of the first chapter.
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I think any information that will calm you down before a job interview is ultimately a good thing. If you would like to "win" my brand new paperback review copy of the book, simply comment on this post with your email address. If you're selected as winner (at random, of course), I'll contact you to find out where to mail the book. If no one comments or otherwise claims the book it will be donated to the Pottstown Regional Public Library.
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