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This eBook explains why most of the factors that determine whether an interview is a positive experience or an ordeal are decided well before the interview itself and what you can do to make your interview a success.The first step in preparation is to check that the role and the organization are a good match with your own skills, character, and values. You can do this by looking at the organization's website, mission statement, and promotional literature as well as the job ad. It is better to apply for a few suitable jobs and to prepare properly than to apply for dozens, prepare poorly, and hope for a lucky break.

Preparing for Management Interviews

In this eBook, you will learn: what research you need to do before applying for a job and where to find the information, how building up a rapport with a respected employment agency can get you into interviews you would otherwise miss out on, what competency-based questions are and why they are such an essential part of the management interview process, how to use the job ad, role description, and employee specification to identify and rank the required job competencies, and how to match your existing competencies to those you have identified as being essential for the role and identify any weaknesses.

  • Management Interview Preparation
  • Preliminary Interviews
  • Using a Recruitment Agency
  • Understanding the Role Description
  • Matching Competencies to Role Responsibilities
  • Matching Competencies Example

"This free book told me everything I needed to know to prepare for my first management job interview."

Amanda Hare
Management Trainee

This interview skills book is available for download in PDF, Kindle and ePub format.

Competency Based Interviews Book in PDF Format


Competency-based questions are behavioral questions, in which the interviewer will ask you to describe a situation which demonstrates your abilities that will be integral to the role you're applying for. Organizations use a competency framework that reflects the competencies and associated behaviors that are required at each level of management. 

Competency Based Interviews

In this eBook, you will learn: how to recognize competency-based questions and how to relate them to an organization's competency framework, how to use the STAR method, which describes: the Situation, the Task required as a result, the Action taken, and the Result of that action, how to use the SOARA method, which describes: Situation, Objective, Action, Results, and Aftermath, how to pre-plan answers that ensure you give the best possible example of a particular behavior, and how to formulate a narrative that works well as an answer to a competency-based question.

  • Competency Based Interviews
  • Competency Based Questions
  • STAR Method
  • SOARA Method

"This book contains a lot of practical advice for preparing answers to the types of competency based questions you will be asked in a management interview."

Jayne Fisher
Personnel Manager

This interview questions book is available for download in PDF format.

Interview Questions Book in PDF Format


Your success in an interview relies on your ability to demonstrate that you have the Capability, Commitment, and Compatibility to perform the role effectively. These are often referred to as the '3Cs'. If you have not prepared properly you can find yourself on the defensive, trying to justify yourself in the face of tough questions rather than having the chance to 'sell' your benefits.

Management Interview Questions pdf

In this eBook, you will learn: the three fundamental things that you must convince the interviewer about if you want the job, how to categorize questions in a way that ensures your answer ticks the right box, the key behaviors you need to impress the interviewer, including how to deal with disagreement, why you need to pay particular attention to questions about your self-image, and what questions to ask the interviewer to demonstrate that you understand the issues and responsibilities you will face in the role.

  • Interview Questions
  • Interview Behavior
  • Capability Questions
  • Commitment Questions
  • Compatibility Questions
  • Questions About Your Self-Image
  • Questions About Your Application
  • Questions You Should Ask

"This book is a big help in understanding how interviewers structure their questions. It helped me to work out what they are really looking for, and to give better answers to their questions."

Ali Kashani
Software Engineer

This interview questions book is available for download in PDF format.

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