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The Art of Interview Skills

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  • Author: Fiona Setch
  • Publisher: BookBoon

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We spend a large part of our lives working, so the more enjoyable your work is, the more you will enjoy life! The Art of interview skills will help you think creatively as well as practically to prepare for interviews. So, whether you are a new graduate entering the workplace for the first time, an experienced worker facing redundancy as part of an organisational restructure or thinking of applying for a promotion in your current job; this book will inform and inspire you to shine at interviews.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. How to get the most from this book
    2. What to have to hand when reading this book
    3. You get what you focus on
    4. Where to start?
  2. Keys to Success
    1. Confidence the essential ingredient
    2. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare!
    3. Creating the right state
  3. Preparing the key ingredients that contribute towards your Interview success
    1. How to get an interview with a winning CV
    2. An example of a concise, skills-focused CV
  4. Make it easy and get organised!
    1. Project – Your interview
    2. Further research to assist your interview preparation
    3. The Informal Visit
  5. Preparing for your Interview
    1. The competency based interview
    2. The job specification
    3. Matching your skills to the job requirements
    4. Why this approach works
  6. Allowing yourself to shine!
    1. A common mistake that leads to an unsuccessful interview
    2. Changing the focus to feel more comfortable
    3. The internal candidate – make no assumptions
  7. Fine Tuning
    1. Putting a ding in the Universe
    2. A presentation at an interview is a great opportunity and your first question
    3. Interview Stress – can you avoid it?
    4. False Evidence Appearing Real
    5. Creating your own future history: Positive mental rehearsal
    6. Beware of Imposter Syndrome
  8. At the interview
    1. Enjoy your interview
    2. Any questions?
    3. Reflect on your interview
  9. References

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