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60 Seconds and You’re Hired!

Book by: Robin Ryan
Publishing Year: 1994
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Interviews are perhaps the most crucial hurdle one must overcome to get hired for a job. Robin Ryan, America's top career coach, delves into the issues faced by any job seeker and offers pragmatic resolutions. In this insight, you will learn several strategies to solidify your chances of getting the perfect job. These strategies are well proven, which will help you to excel at a job interview. Some of the techniques are quite common and are well-known, but there are several unique tips and strategies which can take your job interview skills to a new level. You will learn to secure a job, negotiate good salary packages, procure health benefits and other services, and so much more. Let's look at the insights so that tomorrow you can walk into the interview and rock the interview.

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Lesson 1- What Should You Know First?

A successful interview will guarantee your possibility of securing a job position. The first and foremost thing you need to do is believe in yourself. Being invited for an interview can be very pleasing and self-satisfying. However, it is also the most difficult part of getting a job. Before we start talking about what you should do and what you should avoid, let us look into the employer's psyche.

There are primarily three thoughts that dominate the mind of the employer. These are-

  • Can you do the job?
  • Will you do the job?
  • Will you fit in well so that they can manage you?

 

You should focus on making your presence felt in the first 60 seconds. The 60 seconds is the formula for an excellent interview. Let us find out why:-

    • Limited attention- Lengthy answers to questions are bound to bore the employer, causing them to lose interest. In fact, it can cause you to lose the job. Lack of confidence, nervousness and unpreparedness are some of the reasons for unnecessary rambling during an interview. It would be best to keep your answers brief to make your point in 60 seconds or less.

 

  • Do interviewers really listen? - Interviewers can ask you questions for hours and not pay attention to what you say. They are tired and bored after having interviewed dozens of candidates. So keep your answers precise and to the point. Show materials and modulate your voice to intrigue interest and make your presence felt in the interview.
  • Social conditioning- We live in a fast-paced world where news is delivered in a short and concise form. Employers are not looking for lengthy essay type answers. So use the correct words and frame brief answers to questions asked.

 

Therefore, without any uncertainty, we can say that the best way to approach an interview is to keep your answers brief. Avoid lengthy explanations at all costs. The following insights will help us grasp the strategies associated with a fantastic interview.

 

Lesson 2- Five Point Agenda + Sixty Seconds Sell = Job

The 5 Point Agenda is a method employed to focus on your strengths, breaking the monotony and keeping the interviewer engaged in what to have to say. The strategy is used to focus on the needs of the employer and the job. You will need to determine five marketable points about yourself and keep reiterating

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Robin Ryan is a career counselor, bestselling author, and speaker renowned for her expertise in job search strategies and career development. Her books and media appearances offer practical advice on resumes, interviews, and career transitions, guiding coun...

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Chapter List
  • Lesson 1- What Should You Know First?
  • Lesson 2- Five Point Agenda + Sixty Seconds Sell = Job
  • Lesson 3- What are the Latest Trends?
  • Lesson 4- The Importance of Etiquettes.
  • Lesson 5- How to Deal with Interview Questions?
  • Lesson 6- How to Deal with Salary Questions?
  • Lesson 7- What Questions Should You Ask?
  • Lesson 8- Why Should You Negotiate and How?
  • Lesson 9- Mistakes to be Avoided.
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In the summary of 60 Seconds and You’re Hired! book, there are 9 key lessons. These lessons include:

  1. Lesson 1- What Should You Know First?
  2. Lesson 2- Five Point Agenda + Sixty Seconds Sell = Job
  3. Lesson 3- What are the Latest Trends?
  4. Lesson 4- The Importance of Etiquettes.
  5. Lesson 5- How to Deal with Interview Questions?
  6. Lesson 6- How to Deal with Salary Questions?
  7. Lesson 7- What Questions Should You Ask?
  8. Lesson 8- Why Should You Negotiate and How?
  9. Lesson 9- Mistakes to be Avoided.

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