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

Reviews

If your business or personal life depends on great communication, then you need the Pitching Bible by Paul Boross.

Tom Ziglar, CEO, Ziglar Inc.

The Pitching Bible is the recipe for any successful business pitch. Ainsley Harriott, Celebrity Chef

I have seen Paul Boross in action and marvelled at the effect his presentation techniques have on an audience. His book, The Pitching Bible, in a simple, straightforward way makes one think hard about the art of presenting; it isn't just a matter of standing up and doing it. Mr Boross explains in crystal clear terms the dynamics between Presenter and Audience and how the presenter, you, can Seize The Day. If Presenting or Pitching fills you with fear and loathing but you've got to do it, or you just want techniques on how to improve your already sparkling performance, this is the book for you. Highly recommended.

Stephen Price, Writer, Broadcaster and Media Strategist

Business cohesion, competitiveness and the value of the ‘Brand Offering’ are very applicable in the public and charity sectors and Roger Payne spells it out in his succinct and readable book. Readership should spread far beyond the commercial world.

Major General David Burden CB CVO CBE former Military Secretary and Receiver General Westminster Abbey

This is another exceptional book by an exceptional author, trainer and consultant.

Jeff Zadzilka, NLP Certified Master Practitioner

Must have books this month: Get your pitch down with The Pocket Pitching Bible. Irish Tatler

Change Magic is not just another book about how to think outside the box. No check list or recipes to follow but definitely full of ideas that challenge your established routines and conventional thinking. No matter how successful you have been in the business world, a must read for all. Very inspiring book... should be given to all employees and managers at every level of the organization when they come on board.

Jean-Baptiste Gruet, VP Global Sales, Workplace Options

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!

Michael Goulding

Paul knows the subject inside out and understands that every great manager needs to slow down sometimes in order to go faster in the long run.

Carl Honoré, bestselling author of ‘In Praise of Slow’

Highly Recommended!

Paul Colaianni