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The Interview Expert by John Lees

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CHAPTER SEVEN

How much preparation is enough?

THIS CHAPTER HELPS YOU TO THINK ABOUT:

  • Why we give lip service to interview preparation
  • The ways we fail to interrogate job information properly
  • Looking at all the dimensions of interview preparation
  • Anticipating the interviewer checklist

THE STANDARD APPROACH

Strangely enough, even though interview advice always talks about preparation, candidates don’t really believe in it. How do we know? Every day employers see candidates who have no idea about the role, the organisation, haven’t thought about the questions that might be asked, and have given very little consideration to what questions they might ask themselves. As an approach it’s very popular, as evidenced by the interview stage of ...

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