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60 Seconds And You're Hired! By Robin Ryan

60 Seconds and You're Hired!

60 Seconds and You're Hired!
By Robin Ryan

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Now fully revised and updated-the must-have guide to acing the interview and landing the dream job

For the past decade, 60 Seconds & You're Hired! has helped thousands of job seekers get the perfect job by excelling at the crucial job interview. Now, in this new edition, America's top career coach Robin Ryan offers proven strategies to help readers take charge of the interview process and get the job they want. Brief, compact, and packed with useful tips, 60 Seconds & You're Hired! features:
• Unique techniques like "The 60 Second Sell" and "The 5-Point Agenda"
• More than 100 answers to tough interview questions
• Questions you should always ask
• 20 interview pitfalls to avoid
• Negotiation techniques that secure higher salaries
• And much more!

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #23217 in Books
  • Published on: 2008-01-29
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .54" h x 5.72" w x 7.24" l, .35 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 208 pages
Editorial Reviews Review
A vocational counselor for 20 years and the author of five career-related books, Robin Ryan says job interviews are like everything else these days: With time shrinking and distractions growing, you must sell yourself in short sound bites or you probably won't sell yourself at all. And as she believes that--even in job interviews--this means many of us can no longer truly focus our attention for more than a minute at a time, that's how she oriented this snappy career guide. The updated edition of 60 Seconds & You're Hired! (originally published in 1994) incorporates recent hiring trends and some strategies to meet them, but essentially reiterates Ryan's original method for effectively consolidating top attributes into five key themes and then repeatedly communicating them in precise, under-a-minute exchanges. She clearly explains how to distill strengths into verbal bullet points, refine them for specific interviews, and succinctly deliver them in appropriate responses. (For example, "What do you know about our company?" is a chance crisply to combine what the firm needs with one or more of your key themes.) The advice can be absorbed and utilized even the night before an interview, but more preparation would undoubtedly increase results. --Howard Rothman

"Robin Ryan is America's foremost authority on job search and hiring."
-Kansas City Star

"This book is an absolute MUST if you are looking for a job."
-Today's Business Journal

"a very thorough interview guide book with valuable advice for answering those tricky interview questions"
-San Francisco Chronicle

"Pinpoint advice to excel at the job interview"
-Salt Lake Tribune

"vital advice on HOW to land the job."
-The Providence Journal

"A must use guide ."
-Minneapolis Star Tribune

About the Author
Robin Ryan has appeared on over 1000 TV and Radio shows including Oprah, Dr. Phil, CNN, Fox News, PBS and ABC News radio. She has a busy career counseling practice providing job search, resume writing, and interview coaching services to clients nationwide. She's been featured in Business Week, Money, Fortune, USA Today, NY Times and the Wall Street Journal. She is the best-selling author of seven books including: Winning Resumes and Over 40 & You're Hired.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful.
5very concise
By Haseeb
This book is based on the idea that if you prepare for an interview properly, you will be hard to top in the selection process. The author of this book is regarded as one of the top career authorities in the nation. She suggests that the "60 second sell" (sometimes called an infomercial) is the most important part on the interview. The 60 second sell is a concise statement detailing the skills and qualities that would be most useful in working on the job one is interviewing for. The 60 second sell comes out of "a five point agenda" which are five statements regarding one's achievements that are relevent to the targeted position. The other information includes the types of questions one is likely to be asked, some suggested answers, questions you should ask, negotiating salary and pitfalls to avoid. If the information in this book is used the right way, I can't see why a person wouldn't get hired to any job he's qualified for.

I've been on many interviews over the years and failed miserably on some due to a lack of foresight and preparation. I really needed a book like this because there was so much that I was overlooking and now I can see exactly where I went wrong. I will study this book and prepare for my interviews accordingly. I would like to point out that the questions in the book and answers are not to be taken literally. Don't answer all interview questions by memorizing the answers given in this book. Use them only as guidelines to make up variations of the same questions and consider the suggested answers and use your best judgement.

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
5The most helpful job book I own (I own a lot)...
By Andrea PS
While the book requires some soul-searching on the part of the reader, it isn't new-agey or hoakey. It gives practical advice on finding your strong points, then tailoring them to answer specific interview questions.

The salary tips are great, as is the section on questions to ask the interviewer. On my last interview, my now-boss kept saying how impressed she was with my "intelligent questions."

Overall, this book is easy to read, interesting and helpful. It's a keeper.

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
5If I'd only had this book sooner!!
By A Customer
This book is VERY effective. I got the job I was applying for AND the additional salary thanks to Ryan's techniques. My roommates both got jobs they were applying for after I 'loaned' them my copy. Using Ryan's techniques, you can really turn those hard, off-the-wall questions into opportunities to show employers why you're the best job candidate. Pluses include the section of what NOT to say in interviews. I found myself guilty of a couple (I'm not telling which ones though!). Also liked the salary negotiation section, especially the part regarding when it's appropriate to bring up salary questions. This book's got great information that the average job seeker (myself included) just doesn't think of. It really gives you an advantage over the other job candidates. Don't be caught speechless, winding up saying the wrong thing again! Get this book, and I'll betcha you'll never leave another interview saying, "I can't believe I said that!"

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