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Business writer Vicky Oliver has compiled her own experiences and those of thousands of others into 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions to provide job seekers with the responses that can make them better candidates. While listing common questions and superb answers, she also explains why each response is appropriate and which techniques can gain extra points from an interviewer. Helpful advice and tips for dealing with trick questions and other interview challenges abound.
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Apparently, interviewers ask trick interview questions.
I didn't know this, which may be why I still don't have a good, solid entry-level job. These trick interview questions are questions that can easily undo everything that you have built up so far in the interview. I'm not going to pretend to be able to help you identify and beat these questions, however, I found a book that might be able to do just that. It's called 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions by Vicky Oliver. I'm not an expert but she is. It's a pretty easy read and, if you're like me and crack in interviews, it's a confidence booster. It's nice to know that there are right and wrong answers to questions and there are also right and wrong questions. I suggest that this book be studied for at least a week before an interview. Hopefully it helps! Good luck!

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Vicky Oliver is the author of 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions and an award-winning copywriter with experience at leading advertising agencies in New York. Her clear, compelling, and often counterintuitive perspective provides a rich vantage point to understanding employers.

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Good reading before going into an interview. Now, we all know that after the interview we all come up with what we could have, and should have, said. This book makes it easy to answer questions the right way. One theme this book really presses is "never unsell yourself". When given questions where you have the opportunity to show negative qualities, or situations that didn't turn out well, Vicky Oliver gives you ideas on how to work around these questions.
Sometimes interviewers do a poor job, and may ask leading questions that work against EEOC laws. Once again, Oliver has you stay on target and guide your answers to what is job-related. She will often have a question, the good answer, and then ways you can add to the good answer to make it more personal. If you are going on a job interview, this book may be one that you want to browse through simply to get a bit of a refresher. She lays these questions out in non-threatening ways, and gives you strategies on how to work around them. I like the central theme "do not unsell yourself". This insight alone may help you pause long enough to get the right answer out of your mouth before something knocks you out of the potential hire pool.
-----Stephanie Manley, Top 500 Amazon reviewer

If you want to get ready for job interviews and see what kinds of questions you might be asked–this book is for you. It also provides the answers to those tough questions. Every interview will turn into a pleasant conversation if you know what to say!

-----Beth G., Amazon Reviewer

If you're more into the traditional approach, take a gander at 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions by Vicky Oliver. These answers are smart, succinct, and unique, and can help you land the job of your dreams.


Power Sales Words: How to Write it, Say it, and Sell it with Sizzle by Vicky Oliver explains how to compose attention-grabbing copy.

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There is a fantastic book out called Power Sales Words by Vicky Oliver you should get – easy way to spice up your copy!
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