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Knock 'em Dead 2014: The Ultimate Job Search Guide Paperback – October 18, 2013

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"The Joy of Cooking of the job-search world...this 'oldie but goldie' remains my go-to job search guide. This is a useful career-management guide even if you're not actively in job-search mode." --Forbes.com

About the Author

Martin Yate, CPC, is one of the foremost experts in the field of job search and career management. He is the author of Knock 'em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for Success in an Uncertain World, Knock 'em Dead Resumes, Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters, and twelve other career management books. Yate has helped millions of people learn how to turn their careers and their lives around and change their professional destiny forever. You can visit his website at www.knockemdead.com.

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Product Details

  • Series: Knock 'em Dead
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media; 1 edition (October 18, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440562199
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440562198
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #466,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I originally read and used an earlier edition of this book at least 15 or 20 years ago, and upon my recent job search I used it again, this time the updated 2014 edition. It remains the definitive book on the subject of Getting the Offer.

I had my most recent job for almost a decade before being phased out on a budget cut, and upon returning to the world of job hunting and interviewing, I found myself rusty. At first I tried to wing my way through my first few phone interviews, relying on just my experience, and I found myself rambling and struggling for crisp responses to the questions being presented. I realized I needed a refresher, so I picked up this updated edition of Yate's book. It was EXACTLY what I needed.

This book puts you in the mind and chair of the interviewer, helping you understand his/her purpose and motivations in order to deliver the right responses. There is also still no better book that presents "Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions" than this one...it doesn't give you a word-for-word script (which would only prove to be obvious if you tried to respond that way in an interview), but instead it sets your FRAME OF MIND with the right ways to craft those responses in a natural way.

I especially appreciated how it prepared me for the "behavioral" interview style, where interviewers ask you NOT "how would you hypothetically handle this situation?", but instead "Provide actual EXAMPLES, ACTIONS YOU TOOK, and RESULTS" of given situations...a much tougher interviewing approach.
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Our recruitment firm has counseled thousands of jobseekers over the years and Knock’Em Dead is our go to recommendation. This book is the “how to book “ of job change , it is jam packed with tips on networking, interviewing and all aspects of the job change process. There is no philosophical mumbo jumbo just practical advice simply delivered..
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This book is well written and well organized. It makes transitioning manageable. Must read if looking for new job and trying to get an edge.
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I have been searching for a job for six months now. I decided I needed help, and I am glad to say that I have found it! This book, what I have read so far anyways, has helped me realize what I'm doing wrong. I love the author's focus on "get into conversation, as quickly and as often as possible, with the people who can hire you."

I look forward to reading the rest of this book ASAP!
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Reads well. Good writing style. Organized well. You can't go wrong. Highly recommend A must for any library. Buy it. :-)
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This book served as an invaluable resource in my transition from academic to "real" job market.
First, I used Target Job Description (TJD) exercise to understand, which skills I need to have/advertise and which topics are hot.
Second, I worked through the behavioral interview part, writing a short story in response to each question.
Third, I learnt to write strong cover letters, which get noticed.
Fourth, well... I got a job!
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I purchase several books on this subject, but no one else comes close to this. Every conceivable subject is covered in depth and it is very well written. A fantastic resource that is completely up to date.
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By far the most comprehensive book covering the employment seeking process. Great resume writing tips along with several tough interview questions and how to answer them. If you want the edge on others, buy it, read it, and use these techniques. So glad my professional resume writer shared this gem with me.
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