Getting a Job is a Job: Nailing a Job in a Hard Knock World

Getting a Job is a Job: Nailing a Job in a Hard Knock World


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“A mother lode of timely, hard-earned, bite-size, street-smart golden nuggets … invaluable for job seekers, employed or unemployed.”
—Stephen Covey

You are looking at the ultimate briefing on how to get hired and trading-up for a higher-paid position. This concentrated game plan is drawn from Harvey Mackay's road-tested tips assembled over decades of intense interviews, extensive hiring experience, and life-changing presentations.

It's a tough time for job seekers, and you will need every advantage you can get. With a rapidly changing marketplace shaped by increased automation and technology levels along with the devastating 2020, finding a job has become exponentially more challenging. When unemployment rates are high, you'll need an iron-clad strategy to stand-out.

As an essential resource, this book offers resources and tips to move you to the top!

The resources included are 16 pre-interview questions, 44 interview prep items, and a powerful, 22 item, post-interview checklist.

You will learn:

  • How to win video job interviews
  • How to negotiate a job offer for higher pay
  • Tips to win for 55+ job seekers
  • How to compete if you are not tech-savvy
  • What to do if you are a recent college grad.

There is more opportunity in the job market than you can imagine. Armed with these tools, you'll be the most competitive job candidate on the market.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641465403
Publisher: Made For Success Publishing
Publication date: 01/05/2021
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 767,185
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Harvey Mackay is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt, both books are among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time, according to the New York Times. His books have sold more than ten million copies worldwide. His newest book Use Your Head To Get Your Foot In The Door: Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You, was released on February 18, 2010. When Larry King interviewed Harvey in late February 2010, Larry said, "I really believe this is the most important book right now." The book is already in its 4th printing as of March 1, 2010. It immediately climbed the bestseller list at and hit #1 in four categories: Job Hunting, Counseling, Vocational Guidance and Education. It can also be found on the Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller list.

Harvey writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column and is one of America's most popular and entertaining business speakers. he is also the founder and chairman of MackayMitchell Envelope Company. He has been married to Carol Ann for forty-nine years. They have three children and nine grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword ix

Chapter 1 The Context

It's a Jungle Out There 3

Despite Gloomy Picture, Job Seekers Will Survive 5

Healthier, Smarter … and Poorer 9

Bouncing Back from Being Fired 10

Misery is Contagious, Too 14

Assessing Your Market Worth 15

It's not Always about The Money 17

Melting Ice Cream: How the Sideline Clock Ticks Against You 20

The Rigor of Routine: High-Performance Unemployment 23

Rejection: Bulletproof Your Psyche 32

Chapter 2 The Drill

Networking to Land Work 37

Look Beyond Human Resources to Find a Job 41

Monetizing Favors 45

Re-Certifying Your Credentials 47

Maximize Your Internet Minutes 49

Playing the Community Card 51

Putting Social Media to Work 53

Chapter 3 Your Pitch

Body Of Evidence: Merchandise Your Achievements 59

Résumés that Resume Employment 61

Assemble Your Elevator Pitch 64

Chapter 4 The Warm-Up

Smartphoning: More than the Hardware You Pack 69

Engaging Gatekeepers 72

Revving Up References 74

Boning Up for Job Interviews 77

Sizing Up Potential Employers 81

Person-to-Person: Scope Out that Boss-to-Be 84

Chapter 5 Game Day

Why (and Which) Appearances Matter 89

Conducting a Winning Interview 91

The Closer: Second Interviews and Scoring Strategies 94

Negotiating Terms 97

Chapter 6 Tips for Special Teams

When Overqualifieds Should Consider Downsizing 103

Baby Boomer Gloom: Professional Pep for Those 55+ 106

How Non-Techies Tackle a Tech World 108

Giving Recent College Grads a Standout Edge 110

Chapter 7 The Toolkit

The Mackay Sweet 16 for Acing First Impressions 115

The Mackay 44 Interview Prep Checklist 119

The Mackay 22 Post-Interview Wrap-Up 123

Follow Your Passion 127

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