Job-Seekers Need Not Struggle to Find Tools to Prepare for Interviews

Research shows job-seekers who actively prepare for job interviews perform better in job interviews. In response to these needs, Quintessential Careers has expanded its no-cost interviewing tools and resources, including doubling its interview question database.

DeLand, FL, May 19, 2008 --( Most career experts agree that few job interviewees prepare adequately for interviews; authors Barone and Switzer go so far as to note that, while college students spend in excess of 4,000 hours studying and attending class to prepare for their career, the average interviewee spends less than an hour preparing for a job interview. Making more tools available to help job-seekers prepare for interviews is the motivation, the publishers said, behind adding several new resources to Quintessential Careers, (, an online career-development site.

"Lack of preparation is a significant issue in job-seeker's lack of success in acing job interviews," said Quintessential Careers' Founder and Publisher, Dr. Randall S. Hansen. "However, with recent studies suggesting that candidates are doing more to prepare than in the past, we wanted to ensure that
prospective job-interviewees have plenty of material to help them prepare."

The site has added new interviewing tips at, along with five new articles related to interviewing (

The most significant addition is eight new Practice Interviews, interactive question sets that enable users to practice writing responses to frequently asked interview questions -- for both experienced job-seekers as well as recent college graduates -- and receive via e-mail a set of excellent responses for each.

“Many career experts recommend composing written responses to interview questions as a way to prepare for interviews,” said Quintessential Careers' Associate Publisher Dr. Katharine Hansen. "We've conducted research that strongly suggests that composing responses in writing helps interviewees solidify effective answers in their minds so they won't be caught off guard in the interview, making them sound exceptionally confident and prepared.”"

In addition to the Practice Interviews, Quintessential Careers offers the 150 questions from the Practice Interviews, along with sample excellent responses, at Interview Question & Response Database:

As with all the other tools and resources on Quintessential Careers, there is no cost for these new interviewing tools, said Hansen.

The new sets of Practice Interviews, which all underwent beta-testing before publication, include:
-- Intermediate Traditional Interview Questions:
-- College Intermediate Behavioral Interview Questions:
-- College Intermediate Mixed Interview Questions:
-- Experienced Job-Seeker/Career Changer Intermediate Traditional Interview Questions:
-- Experienced Job-Seeker/Career Changer Intermediate Behavioral Interview Questions:
-- Experienced Job-Seeker/Career Changer Intermediate Mixed Interview Questions:
-- Off-the-Wall/Wild Card Interview Questions:
-- Situational Interview Questions:

A set of Personality Interview Questions is currently in beta-testing and will be published soon, the publishers said.

About Quintessential Careers: For more than 12 years, this comprehensive career development site has been empowering job seekers of all ages find their ideal careers and jobs. With more than 3,500 pages of content -- from articles, quizzes, and tutorials -- Quintessential Careers offers visitors no-cost content that can improve their lives.

Quintessential Careers
Dr. Randall Hansen