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

Paul Boross' Pitching Bible is a must for entrepreneurs. Crammed full of useful tactics to maximise communication and the psychology involved in the successful pitch, it's a confidence booster and an entertaining read too.

Trish Gant

Peter Freeth has a unique approach to putting theory into action. I recommend his book to Learning and Development professionals, HR managers or trainers.

Manny Richter, Human Resources Manager, Bostik

After hearing positive remarks about this book through repeated mentions on various forums, blogs, etc., I made the purchase.

Peter Freeth has a clear writing style that feels like a relaxed conversation between the author and reader. The chapters aren't filled with unnecessary dialogue in an attempt to be overly complex. The material is very thorough, well structured and clear...and the exercises included are relevant to the material presented in the prior chapter. Hard to put down.

With about 20 NLP books on my "shelf", this is one I wish I had purchased earlier in the game.

Simplyhere

I have received the book 'Unsticker' by Peter Freeth Expert in High Performers, Author, Coach. It's amazing book. It has tons of questions to make me powerful problem solver. The questions are easy to understand and very helpful to be more creative. A question on each page make this book unique. One of the coolest thing about this book is that you don't need to read from the begining to end. You can pick up any 2-5 pages (2-5 questions) and they are good enough to solve your problems. Almost everyone should have this book with them all the time. Much recommended.

Mayur Bardolia, Lecturer at Dept. Of HRD at VNSG University

Job hunting is not what it used to be and you need to keep up to date if you want to have the best chance of getting the job you want. This is a great little book...lots of practical advice and tips a must for anyone looking for a job ....very current, highly recommend it! You could even have it with you while you are waiting to be interviewed, all the advice is short, sweet and to the point!

Brian Colbert

Couldn't put this book down. Well worth reading , Funny, witty, full of emotion, an experience to treasure. One can learn so much from this book, that a family's love and perseverance can conquer that which seems insurmountable. Many thanks to the Authors.

J M Swarbrick

Boross is the boss when it comes to successful, effective, memorable pitching. Gavin Duffy, Dragon's Den Ireland

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

Working in a dynamic environment with foreign management with differing work ethics and cultures can lead to a lack of cohesion. The Business Cohesion Model highlights the challenges that leaders face and recommends the course of action to be taken to achieve cohesion. A must read for all leaders.

Ian Price, Senior General Manager Dealer Operations, Automobile Division, Suzuki GB PLC

Genius At Work ... will fill your toolbox with valuable insights on how you and your team process information. Highly Recommended!

Paul Colaianni