Learn the secrets to excelling at interviews, direct from top interviewers and recruiters, in this conversation between James Reed, chairman of recruitment specialists REED and the former Mrs Moneypenny, Heather McGregor, the owner of Taylor Bennett, the executive search firm.

You can’t prepare an answer for every interview question. So, of the thousands of questions they might ask, which ones will they ask?

After extensive research among hundreds of interviewers and thousands of interviewees, finally here’s the talk based on the book Why You? that will give you the answer.

Why You? is based on direct input from top interviewers in REED’s unrivalled recruitment network. It offers powerful preparation techniques, the lowdown on how to answer the most common questions and – above all – how to adopt a winning mindset at interview, one that will help you succeed on the day.

From classic questions like ‘tell me about yourself’ and ‘what are your greatest weaknesses?’ to puzzlers like ‘sell me this pen’ and ‘how many traffic lights are there in London?’, James Reed reveals what interviewers are really asking.


Mrs Moneypenny’s Financial Advice for Independent Women by Heather McGregor

Welcome to the world of Mrs Moneypenny, where it’s all about who you know and what you know. Where you can’t have it all, but you have to do it all. And where women wanting to reach the top need to learn to say ‘no’.

The high-flying, uber-connected Financial Times columnist and star of Channel 4’s ‘Superscrimpers’ is on a mission to help you get ahead at work.

In this incisive, hilariously frank book, Mrs Moneypenny tells you everything you need to know about taking control of your career. From nurturing your personal network and getting noticed, to the art of outsourcing and understanding numbers, she distils a lifetime’s experience of running businesses and shaping careers into original, practical advice.

Whether you’re just starting out or a rung from the top, whether you’re a store manager or a CEO, let Mrs Moneypenny be your ultimate mentor – and guide you to success.

A highly enjoyable, high-energy new book about success and getting it. Ambitious or not this book will amuse you, provoke you, challenge you, help you and cheer you up.” — The Times

A practical, pacy and punchy toolkit. A masterclass in how to succeed and stay sane. A fiercely practical, eternally upbeat and utterly enjoyable textbook for success … incisive, self-deprecating and hilarious.” — Management Today



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