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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (October 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598696726
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598696721
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #916,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Finally, someone has put together the ultimate job-seeker’s handbook." -- Kansas City Star

"No job hunter can afford to bypass the Knock ‘em Dead books." -- Tony Lee, Editor, The Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly

"The best book on job hunting." -- Financial Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Martin Yate is the author of the New York Times business bestseller Knock‘Em Dead. He is an internationally bestselling author with an unparalled body of work focused on lifetime career management. His previous positions include National Director of Training for Dunhill Personnel System, Inc., and Director of Personnel for Bell Industries’ Computer Memory Division. His other books include Cover Letters That Knock ‘Em Dead, Resumes That Knock ‘Em Dead, and many others. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Customer Reviews

`Knock `Em Dead' is one of the best books on job hunting ever.
Stephen Amos
The book sincerely helped me in being PREPARED for an interview, which is the key to landing a job.
Daniel J. Hansen
I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for new jobs or changing career.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Harold McFarland HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 15, 2002
Format: Paperback
I've taught at colleges where graduating students were offered placement services as well as having to interview people myself for a job. The contents of this book are of more value than the entire program at the college. Filled with brilliant ideas for how to organize and prepare your resume as well as how to get an interview and how to answer the interviewer's questions it is a valuable resource for the job seeker.
I especially like the way that the book details how to handle situations where the interviewer asks right up front how much you are expecting to make, or when your years of experience don't match the number they are looking for, or when your education is not at the level they are looking for and similar situations. Things that are an interview killer are covered in detail as well as how to get past them unscathed.
Better than any placement program I've seen, some of the most detailed advice that you will find anywhere, and up to date with modern technology and techniques, this is your best source for competent advice on how to actually get the job you want. Don't send another resume, make another phone call or go to another interview without reading it first.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 5, 2000
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This is a great book to use if you're looking for a standard business job like accountant or manager, where there are zillions of openings and zillions of candidates, and you have to set yourself apart from the herd. However, in my field, economic/technical consulting, and in government or academia, job openings are fewer and more specialized. Success as a candidate depends a lot on technical qualifications and experience, and jobs do tend to be listed in the paper or in your professional publication. So this book didn't help me much with identifying positions.
The best part of Knock `Em Dead is the section on interviewing, not so much for the specific answers as for general attitude: it helps you to understand that people doing the hiring have certain tasks they want done, and you should target your answers to showing how you can help with those tasks. There is also good pep-talk type stuff on overcoming obstacles and responding to objections. On the other hand, I would think twice before using these answers. The people I work with are smart and have pretty sensitive BS detectors. An answer like, "I believe in doing a day's work for a day's pay... This requires organization, time management skills and a positive attitude," in my experience, will not fool anybody, but will come off as smarmy and manipulative - not the impression you want to make in an interview!
Finally, the "updated" section on Internet job-hunting is OK, but the up-front part focuses way too much on search services that cost money, while the free stuff - the best and only way to go - is buried way back in an appendix.
The bottom line: good for general issues, but lacking in the specifics.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By reader on February 23, 2006
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I highly recommend this great book for anyone looking for a job. I was unemployed for 2 years and getting interviews for only mediocre jobs and no offers. I bought this book and saw the mistakes I was making. The best jobs aren't even advertised and I was giving all the wrong answers at interviews. I took Martin Yates' advice and got 3 interviews in 1 week at great companies. His advice on what to say, and especially what not to say, gave me the confidence to handle myself better at interviews. After 2 years of unemployment, I finally landed my dream job in my preferred field. I will definately keep his book on hand and I advise anyone looking for a first time job or a better job to read it. Thank you Martin Yates!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By infotechguy on June 9, 2000
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This is an excellent book. I found it after losing a job in 1993 and it completely turned my interviewee skills around. I have returned to it and referred others to it ever since. I have received an offer from every job applied for since first reading it. It provides comprehensive advice including preparation, professionalism, appearance, technique, communication, confidence, body language, mistakes, intro/cover letters, follow-up/thank-you letters and calls, questions to ask and/or defer, and how to separate and distance yourself from other interviewees. It also contains helpful advice for proactively recognizing potentially poor employers and/or interviewers (based on bad or illegal interview questions.) It may have some "b.s.-ish" suggested responses, but the author notes such as general guidelines and recommends paraphrasing such in one's own style and demeanor. A must-have for any professional's library.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 19, 2003
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I live in NYC and I have been struggling off and on in the daily grind for a job for months. I tried employment agencies and the internet but hadn't been receiving any positive responses to my submissions. ***I admit I was beginning to take it personal.*** I didn't know if I wasn't getting the response I had hoped for because the market is so competitive, because I had been out of the job market for so long (I took about 3 years off to be a stay at home mom), or because maybe I wasn't marketable anymore.
So, I figured I better revamp the old resume and try again. I would start with online submissions before I took it to the agencies. I couldn't afford to get it professionally redone so I bought the "Knock em Dead" book along with the "Knock em Dead Resume" book in the hopes that I could get some fresh ideas.
In the span of one week, I redid my resume based on the formats given in the book and emailed it to a few corporations to see if I got any bites. I did. I landed an interview with a huge company the following week. In fact they were so impressed with my resume and presentation that I received a very lucrative offer last week. (The whole process took about 3 weeks total!) I simply followed the steps as Mr. Yate laid them out and I am starting this coming Monday.
His advice was dead on! I knew I had an edge on the competition based on my interviewers response to me. I actually had one interviewer stop me in the middle of our meeting to compliment me on one of the best presentations he has ever had the pleasure to participate in. HA!!! HE THANKED ME!!!! This had to be the Twilight Zone!!!
I can't think of any other way that I can express my gratitude to Mr. Yate for writing this book other than this endorsement...
BUY THIS BOOK IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING THE JOB YOU WANT!
Mr. Yate, I couldn't have done it without you and some serious prayer!
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