Acing the Interview

How to Ask and Answer the Questions That Will Get You the Job

 Acing the Interview

Author: Tony Beshara
Pub Date: January 2008
Print Edition: $16.95
Print ISBN: 9780814401613
Page Count: 288
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814409527

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Acing the Interview

New AMACOM book gives readers the guidance they need to get the job they want.

According to the Department of Labor, only a meager 18,000 jobs were added in December 2007, the smallest monthly increase in four years. Clearly, job seekers are facing more and more competition in a tighter and tighter market. To make themselves stand out, they need to go in well-prepared for every interview, with ready answers for the most difficult questions that might be thrown at them and with the questions they should be asking of their prospective employers.

"What do you consider most valuable—a high salary, job recognition, or advancement?" "You really don’t have as much experience as we would like—why should we hire you?" "How many hours in your previous jobs did you have to work each week to get everything done?" Tony Beshara, the employment expert Dr. Phil called “the best of the best," has seen these questions—and other trickier and more perilous ones—cost plenty of competent, talented, and well-qualified people jobs in the past. ACING THE INTERVIEW: How to Ask and Answer the Questions That Will Get You the Job (AMACOM 2008) helps readers take charge of the situation, providing them with candid advice for answering even the most unexpected questions.

Having heard just about every conceivable interview question and answer since joining the placement and recruitment field in 1973, job placement expert Tony Beshara knows firsthand which responses will get people hired. In ACING THE INTERVIEW, he arms readers with the surefire answers that will keep them from getting weeded out from the large pool of eager applicants. Packed with more than 450 sample questions, the book takes readers through the entire process, from the initial interview to evaluating a job offer, and even into salary negotiation.

The book prepares candidates to “ace” the job search interview with a crucial examination of today’s hiring authority, their competition, and the techniques they need to know to get a foot in the door. Readers will learn the four basic questions employers will typically ask, along with hundreds more that they never expected, and most importantly, the guidance on how to answer each of them. In addition, the book includes essential questions applicants should be asking those on the other side of the desk, such as, "What would you say are the worst parts of this job?" "What are the major problems facing the company and this department?" and "Why aren't you promoting from within?"

Written by one of America’s top placement and recruitment specialists, ACING THE INTERVIEW will help every deserving applicant that walks into an employer’s office walk out with the job. Providing little know facts and secrets only an expert in the job search field would know, it is the ultimate no-nonsense guide to interview success.

About the Author:

Tony Beshara has been in the placement and recruitment profession since 1973 and is the owner of Babich and Associates, the oldest placement and recruitment firm in the Southwest. He is recognized as the #1 recruiter in America according to the Fordyce Letter, a recruitment industry journal. He has appeared numerous times on the nationally syndicated Dr. Phil Show. His previous book, The Job Search Solution, was chosen by nationally syndicated columnist Joyce Lain Kennedy as one of the top 10 best career books in 2006. In an earlier column, she wrote: “Beshara’s unrivaled trench experience is smartly packed into an extremely helpful new book, The Job Search Solution.” He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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