"If you want the worm, be an early bird. But if you want the job, be one of the later birds interviewed for it. Harvey Mackay, a corporate executive, syndicated columnist and bestselling author, dispenses that seemingly counterintuitive advice along with scores of other useful and delectable morsels of wisdom for job seekers and ladder climbers. Mackay points out that with most job openings, the specs are usually vague at first, and they are refined as candidates are interviewed. "You don't want to be the test dummy, smashed into a wall, so the company can design a better set of wheels for someone else," Mackay writes. He suggests finding out how many candidates have already been interviewed and making excuses to avoid being among the first or doing something to make the interviewer remember you if you can't avoid being an early bird. The general thrust of this highly readable book is that in today's world of accelerated technological change, people must think of their career as a continual job search that requires ongoing upgrading of knowledge and skills and unceasing networking. Using real-life examples from his experience as an interviewer, Mackay provides expert guidance on how to behave during an interview, including both how to answer questions and what kind of questions to ask."
- Nationally Syndicated Columnist Cecil Johnson
"Harvey Mackay hits the bull's-eye. An important book for important times in our lives. The Shark Man at his very best."
"Harvey Mackay knows how important the mental game is. Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door helps you form a good game plan, execute it, and win."
"Harvey Mackay was born to write this book. I have seen him use his head to open a million doors, and drawing on his amazing experiences, he shares invaluable advice. Harvey gets it. Without question, I know he can help every reader with this masterpiece."
"Remember, you can't simply read this book! You have to study it, underline it, highlight it, and take notes. If you do not have a job after six months, I will refund your purchase price." (See inside the book for details.)
About the Author
Mackay is also a nationally syndicated columnist for United Features Syndicate and one of America’s most popular and entertaining business speakers. He’s been named one of the top five speakers in the world by Toastmasters International.
Mackay is chairman of MackayMitchell Envelope Company, a $100 million company he founded at age twenty-six.
He has been married to his wife, Carol Ann, for forty-nine years. They have three children and nine grandchildren.