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96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire Paperback – Aug 27 2003

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: AMACOM; 1 edition (Aug. 27 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081447909X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814479094
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.3 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,038,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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..".invaluable in telling how to organize interviews to best identify high-performance candidates and how to spot evasions and untruths." -- Midwest Book Review

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Every harried interviewer knows the result of throwing out vague questions to potential employees: vague answers and potentially disastrous hiring decisions. Presented in a handy question-and-answer format, "96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire" provides you with the tools you need to elicit honest and complete information from job candidates, plus helpful hints on interpreting the responses. This book gives you everything you need to: select the most qualified of your potential new hires - move beyond cursory responses to discover the real person you're interviewing - uncover evasive or false information - use the reference process to get a more complete picture - negotiate effectively to win over a great new member of your organization Updated and expanded, the book includes new material on background checks, specific challenges posed by the up-and-coming millennial generation, and ideas for reinventing the employment application to gather more in-depth information than ever before. Packed with insightful questions, this book helps you uncover the real person behind every job candidate. PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: "Customized, pinpoint interviewing questions for practically every hiring scenario, with examples and real-life applications. This catalog of dynamic questions and questioning techniques from the pros' perspective will help you land prized candidates by walking you through the interviewing, reference-checking, and offer stages of the hiring process." --Vic Faraci, Senior Vice President, Warner Brothers Records "Any HR recruiter or line manager responsible for hiring employees must read this book. Falcone presents insights into the underlying reasons behind interview questions and shows you how to interpret the responses in a straightforward and useful way." --Linda Marcot, HR Management Consultant, A. Foster Higgins and Co., Inc. Paul Falcone, M.A., is Vice President of Human Resources at Nickelodeon and the best-selling author of a number of AMACOM books, including "2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews, 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems," and "The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book." Mr. Falcone is also a longtime contributor to "HR Magazine" and a nationally recognized speaker on hiring and performance management. He lives in Valencia, California. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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From a job seeker perspective, this book has been worth personally more than 2000 times its list price. It is like being able to read the other team's playbook before the championship game! If you are seeking a job in Corporate America, don't go in without reading this book because this book will get you half way there......and in some unfortunate "buzz-word company" cases - all the way. It tells you everything they want to hear and why. Satisfy HR first, and then worry about your potenital new boss. Why waste your money on learning what you could say during an interview from other books. This book truly allows you to switch seats with your interviewer. This book is truly deserving of the yellow cover with black stripes and should be entitled, "Interviewing in Corporate America"
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Paul Falcone worked as the Employment Manager for a very large mortgage company. His 96 questions are a compilation of questions that he gathered over the years that help narrow down a candidate pool. These questions are above and beyond the normal tested legal quidelines, they ask whether a person can do the job as described.
If you are a hiring manager, this will help you to have a template to ask great job related questions. For those organizations who like to have structured interviews, this can be used to pick and choose questions for various managers to help compile a great profile from the interview process. Structuring allows you not to repeat the same questions and shows the candidates that you are careful in your selection process and are interested in getting the best.
If you are a recruiter, manager or even a job seeker wondering what may be asked in an interview, this is a great tool to have in your library.
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This book is a must read for anyone that will be interviewing others, or will ever be looking for a job themselves. It provides insight into the standard set of HR questions, that an interviewer ought to know. "What are your strengths"... "Weaknesses"... Why ask these questions unless you know what you are looking for? This book provides an indepth discussion of these and other questions with sample answers, what you should look for in an answer, and possible follow up questions. It clarifies the interviewing process. From a job hunting perspective it helps to hone your skills, and to prepare you for the HR onslaught of seemingly arcane questions.
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I have been interviewing & hiring candidates for several years now, but recently decided to do a little more research into the topic. This book is excellent. It is written in a manner that is easy to open and read at any relevant chapter, making for a quick reference style use or for more in-depth reading if needed. The suggested questions are insightful and the analysis for each question helps you take the candidates answers to the next level. The sections on checking references have also helped me move beyond the paralysis of not knowing what I am legally able to ask, therefore making reference checking the useful tool that it is meant to be.
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There are 96 questions on this book and you can find most of them on google. If you are students or job seekers, I would recommend using google for your interview preparation. However, if you are recruiters, I would like to say your time and tell you that this book is filled with shallow opinion and BxxxSxxx.

Let `s see the example

QUESTIONS 32 WHY DO YOU CHOOSE YOUR MAJOR ?
Why ask this question?
Let `s be practical, because most larger universities probably offer close to one hundred majors from which to choose. the four with the most direct real life practical application are engineering, pre-med, computer, science and business. does that mean that those economics, German, anthropology majors have little to offer ? of course not, as a matter of fact, study after study has been published regarding which students fare better in business. those with liberal arts orientations or those with specialty degrees. Keep in mind, however that unless you are hiring for one of the big 4 accounting firms. you will have about a 95% chance of interviewing students with majors that have little relevance to your direct line of business., so employing this query will allow you to tunnel inside their heads for a moment and gauge what interestgs them and why.

Part of the reason I bought this book is becasue its review on amazon. I really really dont understand why someone said this book is so popular and he has to take it to home because everybody wants to borrow it ? Apparently. those reviews are all FAKE !
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By A Customer on Sept. 10 2002
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I had to take my copy home, because at work all the other managers kept "borrowing" it every time they had to interview a job candidate. It is a quick read, easy to find what you're looking for if you just want to glance at a certain section, but full of incredible information.
It tells you all the "why's" behind the standard interview questions like "where do you want to be in 5 years?", and red flags to look for in candidates. Reading it also helped me know what to say when I was being interviewed!
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