Summary of Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions

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You may feel waves of regret as you read this book and imagine how your life might have been different if you had studied it earlier in your career. With actual examples of resumes and a brilliant score of responses to difficult queries, this is an excellent guide for job hunters, complete with corporate fashion tips. Author Martin John Yate delivers savvy advice in plain language. With warnings about the dangers of "windbag" statements, industry jargon and hostile body language, Yate provides a no-nonsense tour through the job-hunting process. The text includes a great worksheet for developing and tracking job leads and contacts. Unfortunately, the author sometimes is gung-ho about specific points so some sections are repetitive. But overall, getAbstract recommends these insights to all job seekers.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to generate a database of job leads and employment opportunities;
  • How to transform cold-call phone conversations into interview invitations;
  • How to handle stressful interviews in unusual settings or formats; and
  • Why you must prepare carefully for questions about your history, abilities and salary requirements.

About the Author

Martin John Yate has held top positions in training and personnel for several leading international companies. He is also the best-selling author of Resumes That Knock ’Em Dead, Knock ’Em Dead Business Presentations and Hiring the Best, among other business books.



Preparing Your Mental Briefcase
Preparing for an interview involves more than a new suit and a freshly printed resume. Successful job hunters follow tightly researched, choreographed and rehearsed strategies.

Begin with your resume. Avoid pompous jargon and long-winded explanations...

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