Applying for a job isn't easy. Lurking beneath the surface of any job application process are a number of hidden traps; icebergs that could send your hopes for a dream job spiralling to the ocean floor.

40 Interview Icebergs and How to Sail Round Them by Michael Heath

ISBN 978-1-908293-19-0

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"There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers."

Phillip Franklin, Vice-President, White Star Line

Applying for a job isn't easy. Lurking beneath the surface of any job application process are a number of hidden traps; icebergs that could send your hopes for a dream job spiralling to the ocean floor.

That's why Michael Heath, a respected interviewing skills consultant and assessment centre designer, has written this book.

In it, you will discover the icebergs that could easily sink your application and learn the skills and insider tips to successfully sail around them.

Michael has melted the application process into eight easy-to-navigate 'iceberg zones', dealing with stages of the process such as CVs and application letters, interview style, dealing with questions, presentations, assessment centres and what to do after the interview.

But don't think that this book only represents the experience of one expert. Michael has asked recruitment and HR professionals around the world the simple question, "What are the most common interview errors that stop you from hiring someone?"

Distilled into this easy-to-read book, you'll find their wisdom and Michael's insights; a combination which will deliver you safely into port - and the job you've always wanted and deserved.

  • Iceberg Zone 1: CVs
  • Iceberg Zone 2: Application Forms, Covering Emails and Letters
  • Iceberg Zone 3: Telephone Interviews
  • Iceberg Zone 4: Interview Preparation
  • Iceberg Zone 5: Interview Style
  • Iceberg Zone 6: Interview Questions
  • Iceberg Zone 7: Presentations and Assessment centres
  • Iceberg Zone 8: Post-Interview

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Beverly Harvey, Executive Career Expert and Author

If I wanted to read a book that would help me triumph over adversity, this would be it. So often this type of book can be maudling, but this one tells you in simple terms that if you set your mind to something you CAN do it (my capitals, not those of the authors). It reminded me of Jeffrey Archer's first book - the story of his own determination to triumph over bankruptcy - "Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less". I say that, not because the authors' own experiences were in any way similar to his. But because in their own way, in their very different social situation, they did it too. Well done to them - and thanks for the read!

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