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The Interview Expert by John Lees

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CHAPTER ELEVEN

What will they ask me?

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:

  • Your best strategy for anticipating questions
  • Getting into the interviewer’s mindset
  • Predicting the key items on the employer shopping list
  • Emphasising organisational fit, attitude and working style

Every time I sit with a client and try to predict interview questions, it becomes clearer that there is little new under the sun. While in theory an interviewer could ask you anything at all, a large proportion of interview questions are entirely predictable. So why do we worry so much about what will come up, or the prospect of ‘awkward’ or ‘difficult’ questions? It could be nervous avoidance, but could also be an admission that we haven’t really put enough effort into preparation. ...

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