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Guide to Job Interviewing Resources and Tools
Essential job interviewing tools and resources for all job-seekers.
What follows is a collection of the best job interviewing resources and tools -- including tips, articles, and tutorials -- to help you succeed in any employment interview situation, including traditional, behavioral, and case interview methods.
And don't forget that for the complete list of career books (including books about interviewing), check out the Quintessential Careers Bookstore, in association with Amazon Books.
FEATURED QUINTESSENTIAL INTERVIEWING RESOURCE
Job Interview Questions Database -- two new job interview features that are designed to help job-seekers master the critical job interview. The interview question database contains questions and answers to 150 typical traditional and behavioral job interview questions that employers ask of job-seekers. The practice interview section is a chance for job-seekers to write responses to common interview questions and compare your answers to sample excellent responses.
QUINTESSENTIAL CAREERS JOB INTERVIEWING BOOK
The Quintessential Guide to Job Interview Preparation, by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., and Randall Hansen, Ph.D. (Quintessential Careers Press). A free book that covers all the essential information job-seekers need to know about job interviewing. This comprehensive guide to succeeding in job interviews shows you exactly what to expect -- and what's expected of you every step of the way. You'll learn the secrets of interview preparation that will enable you to wow your interviewer... and much more. A must read for all job-seekers.
QUINTESSENTIAL CAREERS JOB INTERVIEWING TUTORIAL
Job Interview Tutorial -- a free tutorial designed to help you become more knowledgeable about all aspects of job interviews, with more than 50 pages of tips, suggestions, and expert advice.
QUINTESSENTIAL CAREERS JOB INTERVIEWING FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions About Interviews: Comprehensive Job Interviewing FAQ -- have questions about job interviewing? Chances are you can get them answered here -- in this comprehensive collection of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about interviewing.
QUINTESSENTIAL CAREERS JOB INTERVIEWING QUIZ
The Quintessential Careers Job Interviewing Quiz -- test your knowledge about all aspects of interviewing -- and then check your answers with the advice from experts.
QUINTESSENTIAL CAREERS JOB INTERVIEWING RESOURCES
Case Interview Resources -- the case interview, where the job-seeker must analyze a situation and provide a solution -- during the interview.
Guide to Researching Companies, Industries, Countries -- research is critical for job interview success, and this guide has all the resources and tools job-seekers need.
Interviewing Prep: Job Interview Checklist -- a comprehensive interviewing checklist for job-seekers that will help you prepare and succeed on your next job interview.
Interview Question Collections -- a list of the best collections of typical interview questions -- by types of interviews and by industry.
Job Interview Questions for College Seniors/Recent Grads -- a list of the typical "traditional" questions college seniors and recent college grads can expect at job interviews.
Questions You Can Ask at the Interview -- examples of the types of questions job-seekers might ask at a job interview.
Sample Behavioral Interview Questions -- a list of sample questions job-seekers may face in behavioral interviews.
Traditional Job Interview Questions -- a collection of the typical job interview questions job-seekers should expect in traditional job interviews.
QUINTESSENTIAL CAREERS INTERVIEWING ARTICLES
Avoid These 10 Interview Bloopers -- to succeed in job interviews, job-seekers need to excel in interviews and avoid these typcial bloopers.
Behavioral Interviewing Strategies -- excellent tips, strategies, and guidelines to have better success at your behavioral interviews.
Best Bet for Interview Prep: Rehearsed, Mock, and Video-Recorded Interviews -- all job-seekers can benefit from practicing interview skills. This article explains the best bets for interview prep: rehearsed, mock, and videotaped interviews.
Closing the Sale and Overcoming Objections in the Job Interview -- shows job-seekers how to use proven sales techniques in the job interview, to overcome any objections, close the sale, get the offer.
Don't Get Stumped by Off-the-Wall Job Interview Questions -- how should job-seekers handle an off-the-wall question during an interview? Why do employers ask these wild card questions? Find the answers in this article.
Interviewing Do's and Don'ts -- a collection of the most important rules of job interviewing.
Job Interview Damage Control -- learn these critical damage control techniques for times when the interview goes bad.
Mastering the Case Interview -- key tips, strategies, and resources for handling the case interview, where the job-seeker analyzes a situation.
Mastering the On-Site Interview: A Guide to Company Visits -- the ten things job-seekers need to know to successfully navigate the waters of an on-site interview.
Phone Interviewing Do's and Don'ts -- a collection of the key rules of phone interview.
STAR Interviewing Technique -- A short, but thorough discussion of a technique job-seekers should learn for answering behavioral-based questions.
10 Best Job Interview Tips for Job-Seekers -- succeeding in job interviews takes research, practice, persistence. Find 10 best job interviewing tips for job-seekers to help you obtain job offers.
10 Deadly Sins of Interviewing: Top Ways to Bomb a Job Interview -- a discussion of the things never to do in job interview. Not getting job offers? Review these top ways to bomb job interview.
10 Sticky Job Interview Situations and How to Handle Them -- job interviewing can be an unnerving experience, but if you know how to handle some of the stickiest situations, you can be that much more confident.
Top 20 Executive Interview Pet Peeves from Hiring Decision-Makers -- a list of the top 20 executive interview pet peeves that hiring decision-makers reveal as landmines aspiring executives should avoid in job interviews.
24-hour Countdown to the Interview -- exactly what you need to do in the day before the interview to ensure top performance.
Types of Job Interviews -- a guide to the two types of job interviews -- and what you should know about each of them!
The Ultimate Guide to Job Interview Preparation -- must-read material for all job-seekers looking for help with job interviews.
When Job-Hunting: Dress for Success -- make a strong first impression in the interview; read expert dressing and grooming tips for both men and women.
Believe it or not, we have even more articles related to job interviewing in our
Job Interviewing Articles for Job-Seekers.
And have you checked out our entire collection of articles for job-seekers? Go to this section:
College, Career, and Job-Related Articles.
QUINTESSENTIAL CAREERS INTERVIEWING TIPS
Critical Interviewing Tips: Key Job Interview Advice -- a no-cost collection of job interviewing tips and strategies designed to help all job-seekers -- from entry-level to career-changers to executives -- find jobs.
BEST OVERALL OTHER JOB INTERVIEWING RESOURCES
Job-Interview.net -- a truly great resource for job-seekers looking for assistance with job interviews. Great lists of possible interview questions, organized by type and profession. Also includes links to just about every interviewing site on the Web. Mostly free to job-seekers, though there is a fee-based course.
BEST BETS FOR BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEWS
Are You Ready for a Behavioral Interview? -- provides some good information and advice on preparing for behavioral interviews. From Career Development Services at the New Jersey Instittue of Technology.
Behavioral Interviews -- explains what behavioral interviews are, how they're different from other types of interviews, and how best to answer behavior-based questions. From the Career Services Office at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
OTHER JOB INTERVIEWING RESOURCES
AceTheInterview.com -- an interesting collection of interviewing resources, including technical interview questions (and suggested answers) as well as other information on other aspects of job-hunting, such as resume and networking. Free to job-seekers.
Best Employment Interviewing Tips -- some good tips and guidance on job interviewing, from the publishers of Interviewing with Confidence.
Hired4Sure -- a job interview question and answer site moderated by several career experts. Job-seekers can find employment questions (with answers) that have been asked all over the world. Every question is categorized according to occupation, industry, and specific employer. You can even add a question. No cost to job-seekers.