301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions
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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...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Sourcebooks
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I didn't have time to read this book cover-to-cover before my last interview, so I just used it to dip in and out of chapters with questions/topics I had struggled with in the past. I found this book really useful for brainstorming on what I might say for different questions and what aspects of myself I would like to emphasize/downplay. I felt amazing during my last interview thanks to the prep work I did with this book. There was only 1 question asked that I hadn't fully thought through. I woul...more
I like the idea of this book but reading through it, the given answers feel phony and some of them were just bad. For example as a usability person, I cringed at the suggestion of the interviewee suggesting a flash opening with music for the company's web site--it seemed as if the author just invents stuff for areas that she doesn't know much about which made me wonder how much I can trust the rest of her answers. I was kind of offended with her "heroes" answer which had Albert Einstein for the...more
While this book does hold some gems, I found it cumbersome to read.

Each tough interview question is followed by an example answer.
This works in some cases but I would have preferred more succinct information.

For example:
What they want to hear:
Example Answer:

Most of the material seems to be geared toward a specific career type so I had to wade through quite a bit to find relevant information.

An E-book format, with it's search function, would probably much easier to use.
Great advice for this economy
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