Interviewing - Getting That Job

by Jane Tredgett

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Other topics

Body language

It is useful to understand body language to appreciate what interviewers are really saying.

Listening

Like many other topics around communication, being an effective listener is vital to help you answer the questions appropriately.

Recruitment and Interviewing - Successful Selection

There is some overlap between these topics and there are more hints and tips to be gained by reading both.

Questioning skills

Good questions are a major aspect of interviewing – better quality questions generally mean better selected applicants!

Rapport

If you do not manage to establish rapport with the person conducting the interview, you are most unlikley to get the job.

Books

Essential managers series. Interviewing skills

Tim Hindle, published by Dorling Kindersley in 1997, 72 pages

This is a handy, short, to the point and practical guide on how to conduct interviews. It is easy read, covers all the key points and has some good visuals on what to do and not do. Although it is geared at the Interviewer, it does give the interviewee a good perspective.

How to be headhunted: the art of building and sustaining your professional reputation

Yvonne Sarch, published by Random House Business Books Ltd, January 1991, 240 pages

Aimed mainly at executives, this book is about getting people to come to you with proactive job offers. However there are several topics that link well to being good at writing applications and presenting yourself well at interview.

Author

You can also contact the author directly: Jane Tredgett