Chapter 13Great Answers in Those Nerve-Wracking Job Interviews

Job interviews are not just about asking questions to get relevant facts out of you. The more challenging ones are designed to go way beyond that – and to find out what happens when you are subjected to pressure.

In some cases, such as those where the successful applicant will have to make rapid, difficult decisions, there is a logical strategy behind hurling those nerve-wracking pressure questions at you. In other situations, the questions are designed to see what uncomfortable truths you might blurt out about yourself under duress.

Whatever the motives of a selection panel, you need to go into job interviews ready to stand up to potentially unsettling questions – and to use ...

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