How to Turn an Interview into a Job: Completely Revised and Updated

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A completely revised and updated edition of the bestselling, classic how-to on mastering the art of the interview
Getting and winning the interview is the key to being hired. Everything else -- research, resumes, e-mails, phone calls -- is all backup for that crucial meeting. In How to Turn an Interview into a Job, America's leading interview authority, Jeffrey Allen, presents proven advice on the A to Zs of successful interviewing.
Incorporating current etiquette and the new work ethic, Allen covers every step of the process, including:
• Making the initial phone calls
• Scheduling appointments
• Selecting an interview wardrobe
• How to have the toughest interviewer extend an offer
• The follow-up letter
• Maximum salary negotiation

This new edition for the twenty-first century is also packed with ways to maximize current technology such as fax machines, voicemail, e-mail, and the Internet.
For every kind of job seeker, How to Turn an Interview into a Job remains the simplest, most practical, and most streetwise guide to the fastest hire.
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About the author

Jeffrey G. Allen, J.D., C.P.C., is America's leading authority on the interview process. As a recruiter, human resources manager, certified placement counselor, attorney, and author of more than twenty books for jobseekers, he has more than thirty-five years of experience.

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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Apr 15, 2004
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9780743269391
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Careers / General
Business & Economics / Careers / Job Hunting
Business & Economics / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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