Interviewing Skills That Win the Job: Simple Techniques for Answering All the Tough Questions

By Michael Spiropoulos | Go to book overview

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Effective answers to
common questions
By now, as well as recognising the basic ingredients of a good interview response, you should also be able to put together your own effective answers. You should know how to:
• find out as much about the job as possible before finalising your answers;
• use the four steps to bring together the major parts of your answers, including what you did, how you did it, the context in which you did it and the outcomes;
• put all your information together so you can articulate clear and coherent answers which do not meander all over the place;
• answer a broad range of questions, including those concerning duties that you have performed before, duties that you have not performed but whose skills you have mastered and duties that you have not performed and don't yet have the skills for;
• use your body language and other interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain rapport.

There's no simple formula for a good answer

It is important to reiterate at this juncture that, even despite useful guidelines on how to answer questions, there is no single blueprint or structure for an answer that is applicable to all interview questions.

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