How to Turn an Interview Into a Job

How to Turn an Interview Into a Job

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A completely revised and updated edition of the bestselling, classic how-to on mastering the art of the interview
Getting and winning the interview is the key to being hired. Everything else -- research, resumes, e-mails, phone calls -- is all backup for that crucial meeting. In How to Turn an Interview into a Job, America's leading interview authority, Jeffrey Allen, presents proven advice on the A to Zs of successful interviewing.
Incorporating current etiquette and the new work ethic, Allen covers every step of the process, including:
• Making the initial phone calls
• Scheduling appointments
• Selecting an interview wardrobe
• How to have the toughest interviewer extend an offer
• The follow-up letter
• Maximum salary negotiation

This new edition for the twenty-first century is also packed with ways to maximize current technology such as fax machines, voicemail, e-mail, and the Internet.
For every kind of job seeker, How to Turn an Interview into a Job remains the simplest, most practical, and most streetwise guide to the fastest hire.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 128 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743253499 | 
  • April 2004
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CHAPTER 1

Resume Roulette: How to Play the Game

Literally hundreds of books and articles have been written about resume preparation. The "help wanted" section of any Sunday newspaper contains advertisements by services offering to prepare resumes designed to unlock the interviewer's door. However, the only jobs generated by most of these were for the writers. There is no way to insure that your resume will even be read, let alone forwarded!

This has led some people to wonder whether your chances of getting hired are actually better without a resume. The premise is that "if you never do anything, you'll never... see more

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