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201 knockout answers to tough interview questions

Author: Matias, Linda Publisher: AMACOM, 2010.Language: EnglishDescription: 195 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780814415009Type of document: Book Online Access: Click here List(s) this item appears in: Career (ebooks)
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201 Knockout Answers to Tough Interview Questions The Ultimate Guide to Handling the New Competency-Based Interview Style Contents Introduction vii 201 Competency-Based Interview Questions at a Glance xi PART I: THE FUNDAMENTALS 1 Chapter 1: What Are Competency-Based Interviews? 3 Competency-Based vs.Traditional Interview Questions 3 Proficiencies That Competency-Based Questions Measure 5 Industry-Specific Competencies 6 Chapter 2: Preparing for Competency-Based Interview Questions 23 Identify and HighlightYour Accomplishments 23 WhenYou Lack Specific Experience 24 Industry-Specific Accomplishments 25 IdentifyYour Core Competencies 30 Keep SOAR in Mind 34 Chapter 3: Leverage Your Competency-Based Résumé 36 Competency-Based Résumé Tips 37 Accomplishment-Based Information 38 The Objective or Profile Statement 39 The Professional Experience Section 41 Selected Résumé Formats 43 Chapter 4: Why Candidates Do Not Get Hired 47 When Examples Go Wrong 47 A Negative Mind-Set 49 A Potpourri of Other Interview Mistakes 50 Chapter 5: Seven Ways to Stand Out During the Interview 52 Write a Personal Brand Statement 53 Reduce Your Anxiety 54 Improve Your SpeakingVoice 55 Be Concise 56 Common Words and Phrases to Avoid 56 Make Specific Statements 58 Script or OutlineYour Responses 59 PART II: COMPETENCY-BASED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 61 Chapter 6: Competency #1--Individual Responsibility 63 Decisiveness 63 Independence 70 Flexibility 77 Career Goals 85 Chapter 7: Competency #2--Managerial/Leadership Skills 93 Leadership 93 Employee Motivation 100 Ability to Delegate 107 Strategic Planning 114 Chapter 8: Competency #3--Personal Motivation 122 Ambition 122 Initiative 129 Chapter 9: Competency #4--Analytical Skills 137 Problem Solving 137 Attention to Detail 145 Chapter 10: Competency #5--People Skills 153 Team Orientation 154 Customer Service 161 Communications 167 PART III: THE END OF THE INTERVIEW 177 Chapter 11: Closing the Job Interview 179 Some Closing Mistakes 180 The Closing Statement 181 Chapter 12: The Interview Follow-Up 184 Follow-Up Pointers 185 Competency-Based Follow-Up Letters 186 Contributors 197 About the Author 199

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