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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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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
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* 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.
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!
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.
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.
So there I was, straight out of the Military, full time student, and unemployed. I spent countless days and weeks writing resumes and learning interview techniques that all seemed to come to a dead end. I would spend hours applying for jobs through the internet using the "mass resume" technique, but of course, another dead end. After 6 months without even a phone call from employers, I was obviously doing something wrong and wasn't communicating effectively to the hiring managers through my resume.
I was introduced to "The Unspoken Rules of Getting Hired" when I magically landed on Landon Long's website. At first I was quite skeptical about how effective the book would really be, because of all the bogus information on the internet today, but after a few minutes I decided to purchase the book and give a shot. Not only did I read the book, I was totally motivated by all the information that was provided to the reader. After reading the book, I knew what I was doing wrong with my resume, and my interviewing skills. This book provides detailed information on simple to complex techniques that can be used to get information about the company and the hiring manager, how to realized your body language style and use better body language to communicate to the hiring manager, information on how to improve your interviewing skills and reduce interview anxiety, and even how to negotiate for more salary.
Honestly, this book has really helped me get a lot more phone calls from hiring managers that were actually interested in me, and I became way more confident in my interviewing skills, and the way I approach a job search situation. This book is very helpful, and if your are going through a job search right now and need help, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!
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Some parts are long-winding, but the story line I think is designed to get in line with a college students mindset so as to explain why that mindset in not always as beneficial in... Read morePublished on June 17, 2013 by E. Bolton
This is a very good book for people looking to find a job in the international arena. Relevant, up to date and different. Exactly one should be when hunting for a job.Published on January 22, 2013 by Pen Name
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. Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Aims
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. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by Prissy
The Unspoken Rules of Getting Hired is rather a unique approach to Job Searching that is not taught in schools. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by Yaz
After my engineering diploma, I didn't know much how to get a job.
This book and the tools liked to it help me to easily get lots of interviews, and at the end get a position... Read more
When I first bought this book, I have to be honest and say that I was not very optimistic about my job search, to say the least. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by Doug
Hi Landon !
First thanks a lot for this really powerful book, it is easy to read and to understand, which is good for a French young graduate like me ! Read more
If you want to make a positive, lasting impression on your interviewer - you must read this book first. Read morePublished on January 20, 2013 by M. Featherson