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Instant Interviews: 101 Ways to Get the Best Job of Your Life

ISBN: 978-0-470-47096-1
240 pages
June 2009
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"Every page of this exciting new book explodes with the energy of new ideas. You haven't read these techniques on the Net or anywhere else. Highly recommended!"
—Joyce Lain Kennedy, America's No. 1 Syndicated Careers Columnist

Get all the interviews you want—instantly!

It's a jungle out there—a jobjungle. You're crouching—and grouching—waiting impatiently to attack the next job that appears. You hear a rustle through the trees and hold your breath. Something moves— but before you can pounce, it's gone. Each time you get better and better. . .at blowing interviews.

Is that you? Why? What are you waiting for? You could be having more fun and more success than you've ever had in your life! Instant Interviews turns you into an interview magnet. If you're going to use traditional lead sources like the Internet, classified ads, or job fairs, this book will supercharge their effectiveness. You'll stop waiting for something to happen and start making it happen yourself.

Instant Interviews includes 101 easy, proven techniques for getting the only thing that counts in the job jungle—an interview. Get face-to-face with your future using these strategies and dozens more:

  • Find your ideal employer online right now
  • Incite potential employers to interview you today
  • Immediately reply to only the hottest job listings
  • Know now what employers want, not what they say
  • Read between the lines in help-wanted ads to get interviewed first
  • Develop your interviewing persona fast
  • Develop a list of personal references by tomorrow
  • Use temporary assignments differently to get hired right away
  • Get interviews through the back door this Saturday
  • Auction yourself to the highest bidder by next week
  • Develop an endless flow of job offers without delay

It's all inside. The techniques in Instant Interviews are designed solely to have you in the right place at the right time to land your dream job. Starting today. Smart, savvy, and sure—these are the ultimate skills for unlimited career success through unlimited interviews in any economy.

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Table of Contents

About the Author . . . .

Introducing Instant Interviews!

Foreword and . . . Forward March!

Do 1: Appearing Magically—Like a Genie!

Do 2: Making and Taking the Instant Interview Magic Potion.

Do 3: Maintaining Magic Potion Potency Throughout the Day.

Do 4: Breaking out of the Box—Job E-X-P-A-N-S-I-O-N.

Do 5: E-Mailing, Faxing, and Mailing Your Rest-You-May.

Do 6: Getting Your Resume Scanned.

Do 7: Writing the ASCII Resume.

Do 8: Getting You Covered with the Better Letter.

Do 9: Broadcasting a Letter with High Bandwidth.

Do 10: Faxmailing for Nofailing.

Do 11: Dollaring for Instant Interest.

Do 12: Maximizing Instant Availability Announcements.

Do 13: Blasting Instant Availability Announcements.

Do 14: Shifting into Overdrive with the Callback Card.

Do 15: Interviewing Instantly over the Internet.

Do 16: Courting a Corporate Partner—Online.

Do 17: Getting Personal to Get Interviewed.

Do 18: Surveying to Get Instantly In.

Do 19: Reading Between the Classified Ad Lines.

Do 20: Responding to Classified Ads.

Do 21: Mining the Yellow Pages.

Do 22: Breaking the Code in Business Periodicals.

Do 23: Teaching a Class.

Do 24: Giving a Speech.

Do 25: Making Your Own Recordings.

Do 26: Expediting Executive Recruiting.

Do 27: Writing for Newspaper Special Sections.

Do 28: Guiding a Counselor at a Free Career Center.

Do 29: Inciting Potential Offerors to Interview.

Do 30: Answering Inside Job Listings: Gold without the Shaft.

Do 31: Vacationing Free While They Interview Thee.

Do 32: Forming Your Very Own Job Club.

Do 33: Launching a Proactive Proposal.

Do 34: Interrupting the Interview Intervention.

Do 35: Arriving at Airports, Stations, and Depots.

Do 36: Transforming Ground Transportation into Interview Information.

Do 37: Tracking on Trains.

Do 38: Taking Off in Business Class.

Do 39: Developing Your Persona.

Do 40: Calling and Enthralling the Offeror.

Do 41: Reading the Offeror Like a Book.

Do 42: Increasing Your Interviewing Instincts.

Do 43: Bossing around Your Boss to Get You Interviews.

Do 44: Indemnifying an Offeror for Your Instant Dream Job.

Do 45: Networking Out at the Jobgym.

Do 46: Renewing Acquaintances Instantly.

Do 47: Obtaining Publicity about Instant Availability.

Do 48: Writing Letters to the Editor.

Do 49: Writing Articles or Columns.

Do 50: Using a Rent-a-Mentor.

Do 51: Sampling the Sweets at Job Fairs.

Do 52: Writing the Instant Bio.

Do 53: Writing a Press Release.

Do 54: Crashing Parties at Hotels.

Do 55: Granting Celebrities an Interview.

Do 56: Mixing and Matching at the Chamber Mixer.

Do 57: Learning to Play Ball from the Blue Crew.

Do 58: Promoting Interviews Using Postal Centers.

Do 59: Targeting Interviews with the F-O-C-U-S Principle.

Do 60: Outerviewing There and Now.

Do 61: Uncovering the Office Building Underground Instantly.

Do 62: Running the Routes with the Jobjungle Scouts.

Do 63: Banking Personal References Instantly.

Do 64: Banking Professional References Instantly.

Do 65: Getting Your Foot in the Store Door.

Do 66: Newspapering on Your Route for Instant Ins.

Do 67: Remembering Your Lines Instantly Like a S-T-A-R.

Do 68: Turning On Off-Offerors.

Do 69: Demonstrating the Instant You.

Do 70: Auctioning Yourself Off to the Highest Bidder.

Do 71: Lowering Your Interview Age Instantly.

Do 72: Partying Early at the Offerors-Only Warehouse.

Do 73: Generating Instant Revenues and Interviews.

Do 74: Grabbing the Bigbucks Instant Offerors.

Do 75: Interviewing as an Intern Instantly.

Do 76: Zipping Through It All at City Hall.

Do 77: Accepting Temporary Assignments.

Do 78: Temping Differently to Interview Instantly.

Do 79: Igniting Intense Interview Interest from Competitors.

Do 80: Bonding Instantly with Immigrant Offerors.

Do 81: Disabling a Disability Instantly.

Do 82: Recalling Offerors’ Names Instantly.

Do 83: Swap Meets for Top Greets.

Do 84: Supercharging Your Sphere of Influence.

Do 85: Interviewing for an Instant Increase.

Do 86: Magnetizing Muckety-mucks.

Do 87: Getting Paid for Instant Interviewing.

Do 88: Getting Leads from Leasers.

Do 89: Passing Instantly Through the Personal Screen.

Do 90: Passing Instantly Through the Professional Screen.

Do 91: Using Lead Cards for Instant Referrals.

Do 92: Controlling the Offeror Like a Robot.

Do 93: Sending Icon Introduction Letters.

Do 94: Slipping in the Back Door this Saturday.

Do 95: Making a Maven an Interview Mentor.

Do 96: Doing Informational Interviews Instantly.

Do 97: Consulting for Instant Resulting.

Do 98: Infiltrating the Secretarial Secret Service Instantly.

Do 99: Jolting Overworked Offerors.

Do 100: Pursuing Your Passion.

Do 101 and DONE! Deciding Which Offer to Accept.



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Author Information

JEFFREY G. ALLEN, JD, CPC, is the world's leading placement lawyer and author of more bestselling books in the career field than anyone else. For over four decades, Jeff has worked as an executive recruiter, human resources manager, and specialist in getting people hired—people at all ages, wages, and stages. This is the guy and this is the guide!

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