BOOKS: Three of a Kind - Sail through your job interview

Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions; Martin John Yate; Kogan Page £8.99

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

First published in 1985, this is the classic job-hunter's book. The 'tough questions' are only one part of the book, which includes sections on understanding the job market, securing an interview and negotiating a job package once you've got an offer. Comprehensive and no-nonsense. The only risk is that every other candidate for the job has also read it.

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Job Interviews: Top Answers to Tough Questions; John Lees and Matthew J Deluca; McGraw-Hill £8.99

Same concept, similar cover and same price as the Martin John Yate book. What's the difference? Well, mostly a lot more questions - 201, to be precise. The authors interpret the hidden meaning behind such innocuous-sounding enquiries as 'where did you hear about this job', and tackle classic interview questions about pay and career prospects. It's worth a read, even for practised interviewees.

Best of its kind

The Successful Candidate; Ros Jay; Prentice Hall £9.99

This book aims to help readers analyse exactly what an employer is looking for. If the job spec requires candidates to be 'dynamic, self-motivated and well-networked', it shows how to demonstrate in your CV and covering letter that you are all of these and more. It also considers what the related questions might be when you do the interview.

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