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Acing the Interview

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Acing the Interview

How to Ask and Answer the Questions That Will Get You the Job!


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It’s not always the answers you give at a job interview that get you hired. Often it’s the questions you ask.

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You got fired. How do you handle that during a job interview? Or you only spent a year at each of your last two jobs. How do you convince a prospective employer that you will last? You work for a firm with a great reputation, but you’re not happy. What do you say when an interviewer asks why you want to leave such a respected outfit? Job placement and recruitment expert Tony Beshara provides the best answers to these and other job interview questions. Plus, he explains the questions you should ask before you accept a job offer. TV psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw calls Beshara “the number one career placement guy” in the U.S. If you’re job hunting, he’s the right source for valuable job interview insights and information. Here, he lists more than 450 typical job interview questions and suggested answers. getAbstract recommends his savvy, comprehensive and helpful book. Job seekers and interviewers alike will appreciate it.


Out of Work?

Looking for work is not easy. In fact, when it comes to life’s primary stressors, finding a job is right up there with divorce and the loss of a loved one.

In uncertain economic times, being out of work can be a devastating emotional experience. Thus, job hunters must quickly master the interview process. Otherwise, their stints on the unemployment line will be longer than necessary.

Job hunting is never fun. However, it becomes downright painful if you have only a few potential employers from whom to seek interviews. The more interviews you arrange, the better your chances are of finding a good job. Dig deep to find out about new opportunities. Talk to every possible source of information, including previous employers, former colleagues, friends, acquaintances, professional and trade associations, job placement organizations and people who assist local businesses.

Use the Internet to get the names and contact data of prospective employers and their representatives, but never send your résumé unannounced. Call first. Always make the phone your primary tool for contacting potential employers. Prepare a script that quickly showcases your most...

About the Author

Tony Beshara owns a placement and recruitment firm in Dallas, Texas. He has been finding jobs for people since 1973.

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    M. H. 1 year ago
    Some reasonable general points here - though culture and tone of voice elements to me seem less aligned with UK expectations.
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    R. P. 10 years ago
    Some great practical do's and don'ts for interviews.