201 Knockout Answers to Tough Interview Questions

The Ultimate Guide to Handling the New Competency-Based Interview Style

 201 Knockout Answers to Tough Interview Questions

Author: Linda Matias
Pub Date: October 2009
Print Edition: $13.95
Print ISBN: 9780814415009
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814415016

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

201 Competency-Based Interview Questions at a Glance

PART I: THE FUNDAMENTALS

Chapter 1: What Are Competency-Based Interviews?

Competency-Based vs.Traditional Interview Questions

Proficiencies That Competency-Based Questions Measure

Industry-Specific Competencies

Chapter 2: Preparing for Competency-Based

Interview Questions

Identify and Highlight Your Accomplishments

When You Lack Specific Experience

Industry-Specific Accomplishments

Identify Your Core Competencies

Keep SOAR in Mind

Chapter 3: Leverage Your Competency-Based Résumé

Competency-Based Résumé Tips

Accomplishment-Based Information

The Objective or Profile Statement

The Professional Experience Section

Selected Résumé Formats

Chapter 4: Why Candidates Do Not Get Hired

When Examples Go Wrong

A Negative Mind-Set

A Potpourri of Other Interview Mistakes

Chapter 5: Seven Ways to Stand Out During the Interview

Write a Personal Brand Statement

ReduceYour Anxiety

ImproveYour Speaking Voice

Be Concise

Common Words and Phrases to Avoid

Make Specific Statements

Script or Outline Your Responses

PART II: COMPETENCY-BASED QUESTIONS

AND ANSWERS

Chapter 6: Competency #1—Individual Responsibility

Decisiveness

Independence

Flexibility

Career Goals

Chapter 7: Competency #2—Managerial/Leadership Skills

Leadership

Employee Motivation

Ability to Delegate

Strategic Planning

Chapter 8: Competency #3—Personal Motivation

Ambition

Initiative

Chapter 9: Competency #4—Analytical Skills

Problem Solving

Attention to Detail

Chapter 10: Competency #5—People Skills

Team Orientation

Customer Service

Communications

PART III: THE END OF THE INTERVIEW

Chapter 11: Closing the Job Interview

Some Closing Mistakes

The Closing Statement

Chapter 12: The Interview Follow-Up

Follow-Up Pointers

Competency-Based Follow-Up Letters

Contributors

About the Author

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