Summary of Successful Interview Skills

How to Present Yourself with Confidence

Kogan Page,
First Edition: 1992 more...

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Successful Interview Skills book summary
Make your next job interview a learning opportunity instead of the trigger for a panic attack.


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Interviewing is a basic way of obtaining information about a topic or a person. While most people think of interviews as part of the hiring process, they are also part of other social and business interactions. So, even though you may find them stressful, you should master the basics so you can present yourself and your qualifications in the best possible light. Most of author Rebecca Corfield’s advice is useful - although occasional suggestions are out of date, such as her idea that once you get your foot in the door for an interview, you are likely to receive a job offer. recommends Corfield’s step-by-step manual to new entrants into the job market, such as recent college graduates and others who are nervous about being interviewed because they don’t know what to expect. Even experienced applicants will find the book a confidence booster.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to present yourself during a job interview;
  • How to avoid common interview mistakes; and
  • How to respond to frequently asked interview questions.


The Purpose of the Interview
Interviewing is a basic social and business skill. While the dictionary defines an interview as "a face-to-face meeting for the purposes of consultation," businesspeople usually see interviews as a specialized form of discussion. Most people associate interviews...
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About the Author

Rebecca Corfield is a former president of the National Institute for Career Guidance in the U. K. She wrote three previous books under the name Rebecca Tee: Preparing Your Own CV, How You Can Get That Job and Managing Your Career.

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