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Reviews for 60 Seconds and You're Hired!: Revised Edition:

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Nov 05, 2017

I'm still to prove this book IRL situations but it was good and informative
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Feb 23, 2011

I got this book because it promised interview techinques, which it delivered... to a point.
I found a similar problem with this as with many other resume-writing and prepare-to-get-a-job type resources in that they seem to assume I've got a lot more work experience than I have. No, I've never been CEO of a multinational corporation nor have I increased their bottom line by 60%. It wasn't ridiculous though, because they at least offered different examples.

This isn't the sort of book you can I got this book because it promised interview techinques, which it delivered... to a point.
I found a similar problem with this as with many other resume-writing and prepare-to-get-a-job type resources in that they seem to assume I've got a lot more work experience than I have. No, I've never been CEO of a multinational corporation nor have I increased their bottom line by 60%. It wasn't ridiculous though, because they at least offered different examples.

This isn't the sort of book you can easily read from cover to cover. The middle section has sample interview questions, and there are too many of them. They become repetitious. It would have been better had the author lumped all the same type questions in the same group, because many of the answer suggestions were "just like you'd answer that other question."

Also, the book hammers home the point of the "sixty second sell" and "five point promise" but I had a very hard time finding where this information was outlined. It was presented as if it were obvious and well-understood, but I didn't find a satisfactory description of what this meant, or what the difference was between them.

If you're only looking for one book on how to do a good job interview, this isn't the one. If you have a stack of them and are willing to flip through and look for information, this is an okay resource. ...more
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September 28, 2017

would be nice to find a better job with great environments to work for
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Jul 11, 2019

Okay so Im a little biased in giving this four stars because after submitting my resume to two places, I was asked for interviews within three days where I proceeded to get job offers. Okay so the interview question are spot on because I was asked the same ones mentioned and thankfully I prepared my answers ahead of time as suggested by the author. Im usually a fly by the seat of my pants kinda gal and though it works most times, I didnt want to screw this up. There is something I disagree with Okay so I’m a little biased in giving this four stars because after submitting my resume to two places, I was asked for interviews within three days where I proceeded to get job offers. Okay so the interview question are spot on because I was asked the same ones mentioned and thankfully I prepared my answers ahead of time as suggested by the author. I’m usually a fly by the seat of my pants kinda gal and though it works most times, I didn’t want to screw this up. There is something I disagree with which I find is more field related. You cannot be an effective teacher if you leave your emotions at the door and this works the same in an interview when talking about past classroom experiences. Anyhoo, this book is definitely worth a shot if you’re in the market for a new job. ...more
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Aug 26, 2018

This is a very well organized and informative book. Basically, the book puts the reader in the mind of a Hiring Manager. The book has a great number of interview questions that you will most likely be asked in an interview and the author perfectly explains why the hiring manager or interviewer is asking this type of question. The author also has tips for the job seeker so that the job seeker may get ahead of the competition. The reason I rated it 4 stars was for two reasons.

1) I felt that the This is a very well organized and informative book. Basically, the book puts the reader in the mind of a Hiring Manager. The book has a great number of interview questions that you will most likely be asked in an interview and the author perfectly explains why the hiring manager or interviewer is asking this type of question. The author also has tips for the job seeker so that the job seeker may get ahead of the competition. The reason I rated it 4 stars was for two reasons.

1) I felt that the book was tailored mostly for professionals. There are tips for recent graduates, but the recent graduate job seeker will be kind of stuck when it comes to following the tips (especially if the recent graduate has no work experience).

2) I disagree with some ways the questions were answered. This is more of a personal opinion so it probably won't matter to others.

Overall, this is a very good, well-written, organized, and informative book. If you are unsure whether or not you want to buy it, don't be. Go ahead and purchase it, there is a TON of valuable information. The book is definitely a keeper and what I like to call a "go back to" type of book.

For those seeking jobs: May you get what you are searching for. :-) ...more
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Mar 06, 2011

"Believing in yourself is the starting point. Effectively communicating your abilities to others is the necessity."

When going through the long and arduous process of applying for jobs and participating in the interview process, it is necessary to have a seamless game-plan. The authur, Robin Ryan, shows how effective a prospective employee can convey/"sell" who they are to any employer in 60-seconds. I have learned to use Ryan's 5-Point agenda method to prepare for interviews. In choosing your 5 "Believing in yourself is the starting point. Effectively communicating your abilities to others is the necessity."

When going through the long and arduous process of applying for jobs and participating in the interview process, it is necessary to have a seamless game-plan. The authur, Robin Ryan, shows how effective a prospective employee can convey/"sell" who they are to any employer in 60-seconds. I have learned to use Ryan's 5-Point agenda method to prepare for interviews. In choosing your 5 most marketable points (specific to the job you're applying for, of course), you are able to repeatedly state your strengths in every answer within the interview process.

This resource also includes strategies to answer the most difficult/tricky interview questions in 60-seconds, incorporates examples of the 60-second sell/5-point agenda specific to certain careers, introduces questions you should always ask during and at conclusion of an interview, pitfalls to avoid during the process, and preparation for 15 different types of interviews.

This is a quick read and a great tool to brush up on your skills before any and every interview. ...more
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May 21, 2017

I read this book thanks to Blinkist.

It wasn't particularly interesting.

The key message in this book:

Interviews are an art, and anyone can land the job they want by following some helpful pointers. To impress your interviewer, answer her questions in 60 seconds or less while tying your responses to your main strengths, experience, and the skills relevant to the position for which youre applying.

Actionable advice:

Send a handwritten thank-you note to follow up after your interview.
Sending a I read this book thanks to Blinkist.

It wasn't particularly interesting.

The key message in this book:

Interviews are an art, and anyone can land the job they want by following some helpful pointers. To impress your interviewer, answer her questions in 60 seconds or less while tying your responses to your main strengths, experience, and the skills relevant to the position for which you’re applying.

Actionable advice:

Send a handwritten thank-you note to follow up after your interview.
Sending a handwritten note after an interview will automatically set you apart from the crowd as few people will take the time to make such a gesture. Be sure that you write this thank-you letter on professional stationery, including a short message thanking the employer for their time and reiterating your interest. Just be sure to mail it within 24 hours of your interview. ...more
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Jan 21, 2019

A confirmation that what Im doing is right. The basics that work. More relevant for the people failing at interviews. A confirmation that what I’m doing is right. The basics that work. More relevant for the people failing at interviews. ...more
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Jan 28, 2019

Pretty decent book to brush up on interview skills - whether you are the interviewee or the interviewer.
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May 21, 2018

My favorite interviewing/job-hunting book, it has easily referenced sections with help answering tough questions
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Sep 09, 2019

I appreciate the rapid fire tips in this book. There's nothing groundbreaking but the content serves as a great streamlined refresher of what to do and not to do when interviewing.
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Feb 10, 2019

Some general information but a great beginners guide to interviewing.
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Mar 02, 2017

I got this book from goodreads first reads mainly to give to either a new-to-the-job-world college friend or a recently downsized friend. Most of the info would not be useful to either of them. If you've been in the working world a while and are moving up or around this is a good book for you. Otherwise, this book really tries too much to be something for too many different people. I gave it an extra star because the interview questions portion made me reflect on my job and prefect my elevator I got this book from goodreads first reads mainly to give to either a new-to-the-job-world college friend or a recently downsized friend. Most of the info would not be useful to either of them. If you've been in the working world a while and are moving up or around this is a good book for you. Otherwise, this book really tries too much to be something for too many different people. I gave it an extra star because the interview questions portion made me reflect on my job and prefect my elevator speech for events and conference. ...more
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Aug 18, 2017

Excellent advices!!! Brilliant way to communicate your experiences during an interview.
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Aug 06, 2013

A great book! It's short enough that you can use it to prepare for an interview in a day. Definitely recommended for people who don't have a lot of interview experience. The book includes potential questions and what you need to think of when answering those. Even if u don't necessarily encounter the exact same questions at the interview it is a great way to put your thoughts and skills in order to make u feel and be prepared to discuss your skills and assets.
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Nov 13, 2010

meh... it wasn't too bad. there were a lot of potential questions you might face in an interview presented and possible answers to base yours on given. Ryan was big on this 60 second sell where you try to summarize your 3-5 key skills and abilities to the interviewers and using it for a large percentage of questions.

some of the advice seemed good, but for an individual in the public administration field - i felt the focus on business examples were largely not applicable.
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Feb 01, 2012

Comprehensive read equally relevant to the interview and the interviewee. The 60 seconds is analogous to the elevator pitch and a lot of the examples are relevant to several aspects of business. Worth reading whether you are looking for work, or looking for staff. I got bored at times but forced myself to finish the book and found useful information even in sections that I felt weren't relevant to me.
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Jun 14, 2016

What a cute little book. Well worth the 20 minutes it took to read it, but it probably could have been condensed to three sentences: "Give responses to interview questions in 60 seconds or less. Increase the effectiveness of your responses by tying them in to your main selling points: your experience and skills. And LISTEN."
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Jun 09, 2011

This seems like a common sense guide but it is amazing how many things I hadn't thought about when it comes to interviewing. Right now I am giving it three stars because I haven't had the opportunity to use what I've learned. So maybe an update is forthcoming if I have any job interviews in the near future.
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May 10, 2012

It was quite informative and a great study/prep book; but in all honesty, I stopped reading shortly before a big interview so that I could focus on my preparation for it and never picked it up again (since I got the job).
5

January 29, 2020

great book gave me a gameplan built confidence in myself
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Nov 21, 2017

Very American in focus, and I did feel sorry for any Americans looking for a job, it seems a very competitive market, where employees get little holiday, and are expected to work evenings, and to put sick children in childcare.

Using these methods in full would mean coming across as a bit weird to a British boss I think, but the concept of short snappy prepared answers is a good one, just not original to this book.
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Aug 04, 2018

I thought the first and last chapters most helpful. The title is the key point - have a 60 second sell for the interview and do it out of the gate based on a few key qualities you want to get across (he proposed 5, Ive usually done 3 in interviews myself). For the last chapter Nothing particularly new on negotiating salary but good advice overall imo. I thought the first and last chapters most helpful. The title is the key point - have a 60 second “sell” for the interview and do it out of the gate based on a few key qualities you want to get across (he proposed 5, I’ve usually done 3 in interviews myself). For the last chapter Nothing particularly new on negotiating salary but good advice overall imo. ...more
5

Feb 13, 2018

This book is extremely helpful for anyone searching for a job. It is a quick and easy read and has great tips and tricks to stand out in an interview. The practice questions are an extremely valuable tool and help in preparing for an interview. The book helps you feel prepared and not as nervous. Definitely recommended.
3

Apr 07, 2020

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Very insightful for me as a recruiter and writer of endorsement letters. 5 talking points in one minute. Handwritten thank you note sent within 24 hours. And the moment they ask about the money, it's a question of if they're interested in the money or the actual work!

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