Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Hired!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Book Review - Hired!

About the BookIn today’s tough economy, most people are too desperate to get any job, rather than seeking one that will provide the career satisfaction and growth they deserve. Worse, they treat the interview as an opportunity to focus on themselves. 

In HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews, Elinor Stutz asserts, “The interview is not about you; it’s about how well you will solve the company’s problems and fit in with the company culture.  This is the only way you will get a job you actually enjoy!”

Learning to persuade potential employers that the best candidate for the job is sitting right in front of them is key to landing that dream job. 

HIRED! is a must-read to learn:
    •    How to achieve the right mindset for successful interviewing.
    •    How to conduct specific research prior to the interview.
    •    The leadership skills required for advancing a two-way interview.
    •    Specific questions you must ask on the interview.
    •    Strategies for negotiation.
    •    How to steer conversation to learn what the company is seeking.

The goal of Hired! is to help job-seekers get the interviews they want and to make the most out of every interview. What works for one person might not work for another.  Making the style and approach unique is the key to winning an interview and hearing the word “Hired!”

HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews (EAN 978-1-60163-142-8, pages: 224, price: $14.99) was published by Career Press. The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Borders,, and many other booksellers.

About the Author
Elinor Stutz is CEO of Smooth Sale, LLC, a sales training company. Her previous book, Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results, is an international best-seller. Stutz hosts the Smooth Sale Success Show on, writes a blog, contributes articles to magazines, and may be found as @smoothsale on Twitter.  Her website is  She is available for speaking, coaching, and training. Stutz resides in Petaluma, California, with her husband.

My Take on the Book
As a person who works with students that are getting ready to enter the workforce, I strongly recommend that check out this book. The author looks at interviewing in a completely different way and helps you to see the interview process through a new lens. Using practical, real world examples and advice that all can understand, this book provides great resources for the would-be job seeker.This book will definitely open your eyes to the job market and give you tips that may just land you your dream job!

If this book sounds like one that you would like for yourself, you can find it on Amazon!

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