Ninety percent of people who suffer from extended unemployment (remaining out of work for longer than 26 weeks) do so because of poor interviewing skills. The implication of this is simple. Improving your performance in the interview even slightly can result in your getting a job offer over someone else. Many employers say that they would have hired someone if that person had just done a bit better in the interview. Spending a little time to learn how to answer the questions covered in this chapter can make an enormous difference to you in getting a job over other qualified applicants.