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The Unspoken Rules of Getting Hired: 107 Job Hunting Secrets That Employers Do Not Want You To Know Paperback – January 18, 2012


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (January 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439254788
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439254783
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,139,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Stunning and eye-opening.

I couldn't put this book down. Whether you're a college student or Fortune 500 CEO, this novel is filled with brilliantly taught new stuff about interviewing in today's ultracompetitive job market. I only wish I read this when I was 20!" -- Jeff Andrews, Vice President of IPC Technologies

About the Author

Landon Long is the founder of Interview Mastermind. As an ex-recruiter that worked for one of the top 10 largest staffing and recruiting agencies in the U.S. As an author, resume expert and interview coach, Landon has helped thousands of job seekers in all types of industries. His methods have been tested in some of the toughest screening environments (ie Fortune 100 and 500 corporations) and they’ve also been used by some of the top job seekers in the country. For more information about Landon Long, visit: www.InterviewMasterMind.com For a FREE Bonus Video Course on How To Write A Resume When Nobody's Hiring, visit: www.ResumeRebelVideoBlog.com

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This book really made things "click".
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The number one reason that made this type of "coaching" book so appealing is that it was written in the form of a story instead of regular texbook.
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This book gives professional advices and divulges some secret techniques that job seekers can use in applying for their dream jobs.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. Young on October 8, 2009
Format: Paperback
I'm a computer professional with nearly a decade of experience. Even though this book seems focused on a younger audience, it helped me land a 10k raise by using a few of the psychological techniques described within it.

Basically, I reminded my employer of my value to the market, my value to the company and introduced the suspicion that I was looking elsewhere.

A few recruiters had called the main office asking for my contact information. I replied back to the admin person and made a side comment/joke about my loyalty to the company. She responded with saying that she thought that she should mention my loyalty to the owners.

We had just gotten off a very successful project, and I sent an email to the owners asking if they'd write a recommendation for me on LinkedIn. I framed the request as wanting to get the recommendation now while the success of the project was fresh in their minds. Each one replied something like, "Woah! You aren't leaving, are you?"

These events did three things: reinforced my scarcity, reminded them of my value to the company and let them consider the possibility of me leaving.

I was then planning to contact the owners and request a raise. However, before I got around to it, they offered me a 10k raise without me even asking for it. No joke.

Oh... the other cool thing about this book is that it reads like a novel, not like a manual. So that made it pretty easy to read and internalize the information.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By TheReader on January 22, 2012
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Some ideas are based on deceit - suicide call. It can be even illegal in some way !!!

* BTW, you can actually get lots of info about the job and what kind of person they are looking for just from the job description itself.

Shallow language.

In the end of the book you are suggested to buy CD's and take a course - so obvious!

Many of the "secrets" in the book you can actually hear in colleges.

Misleading title! The book is very general with very simple ideas that could be written in a few short chapters.

The information provided about the techniques is vague. Very general and vague.

No need to study? Well, reading this book is study, going to college, MBA, school is study!... MBA can be very helpful to someone and not so helpful for someone else.

This book is kind of teaching you to be someone else and pretend.

There are much better books out there for the money!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jinisha on January 22, 2013
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This has been long overdue. About a year ago, I was at despair to find that no company small or large wanted to hire me almost 6 months after graduation. I began to realize that I was one of the thousands of unemployed grads with no specialty. So, I began to look for every resource that helped to prove my worthiness to future employers. Landon was the only individual who could! He made me realize three things about myself:

1)My value is more than $23,000. One of the chapters in his book is about the cost of hiring and training a new employee which may be viewed as the opportunity cost of hiring the wrong candidate from an employer's standpoint. Soon, I realized my own worth and started dressing and behaving like I was worth $23,000

2)It is just as important for me to interview the employer as it is for them to interview me. In several scenarios the book describes, Landon eloquently interviews the employer with questions that demonstrate his willingness to outperform his future colleagues. Or, become an A-player like he describes it. Much to my surprise, employers explicitly admitted to have been impressed by the questions I was asking.

3)I must negotiate. It's quite simple...you are worthy of what you think you deserve.

Naturally, I found myself happily employed within weeks.I finally became the choser and selected the offer I liked most. You must pick up this book....it's practical yet nothing like what we grew up reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aims on January 22, 2013
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I bought this book in Feb 2012. The book is written as a story which makes it a quick easy read. It happens to be somewhat entertaining as well. Each section is recapped at the end of the book which makes looking for the key take aways super simple. All of the advice is sound and though not all of the ideas were new to me, Landon definitely gave me new approaches to try and different ideas that I had not previously thought of. This is much better than any career workshop or resume writing workshop that I have ever been to. Though much of the story is geared towards recent college/university grads, many of the lessons are applicable to those that have been in the work force for some time as well. I personally have been working for 15 years and have always thought I wrote a pretty good resume, but this book definitely helped me improve. I found a job within 2 months of reading this book and applying at least a couple of the principles. I also only applied for 3 positions, interviewed for 2 of them and got job offers for both that I interviewed for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Prissy on January 21, 2013
Format: Paperback
I got interested in this book after putting out literally hundreds of applications and resumes with ZERO response. I would have even liked an interview for crying out loud. I am happy to report that after using the résumé writing techniques and interview etiquette that I am employed now. Btw I am almost done with my graduate studies, which I thought alone would be impressive enough. Not so, it was the way I interviewed which helped me the most. Don't give up and push forward. I also really liked and enjoyed the way the author spoke, he uses real life verbiage and is really funny :) seems like a guy you could have a few beers with!
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