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Robin Ryan

How to nail the interview inside a minute

4.1 (256 ratings)
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In '60 Seconds & You're Hired!', Robin Ryan shares expert tips on how to crush your next job interview and land your dream job. She covers everything from researching the company to answering tough questions, preparing you to impress any employer within a minute.

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    Employers have to make quick hiring decisions; grab their attention.

    Have you ever been nervous before a job interview? Well, you’re not the only one. Employers get worried before interviews too.

    After all, they’re under tremendous pressure to make good hiring decisions because bad decisions cost their company money. Just remember that for every employee who’s sacked, the company has to pay three times their monthly salary plus all the costs of hiring and training a replacement as well as fixing their errors.

    Tony Hsieh is the CEO of the top online shoe and clothing store, Zappos. Hsieh says that bad hiring decisions have cost his company upwards of $100 million!

    These costs accrue because the people recruiting new employees are required to make rapid decisions. They receive hundreds of applications and, after reviewing several candidates, find these potential staff members all start to blur together.

    That’s why the 60-second strategy is necessary to secure the job you want. It’s all about grabbing the attention of your interviewer with concise answers of 60 seconds or less.

    Such brevity is important in a world that’s moving faster than ever. People are used to communicating through text messages, Twitter updates of 140 characters or less and news clips of just one to three minutes.

    Since everyone is affected by these rapid forms of communication, holding a person’s attention can be a gargantuan task. That’s especially true for job interviews, as employers want to make a fast hire and will get distracted by long-winded or rambling answers.

    By sticking to answers of 60 seconds or less, you can communicate your point quickly and in the right language, easily explaining why you’re the right person for the job.

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    What is 60 Seconds & You’re Hired! about?

    60 Seconds & You’re Hired! (1994) is your guide to nailing your next job interview. These blinks are packed with actionable advice on how to grab a potential employer’s attention, sell yourself and land the job of your dreams.

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    60 Seconds & You're Hired! (2009) by Robin Ryan is a must-read for anyone looking to land their dream job quickly. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • Packed with practical advice, it provides valuable tips and strategies to help you ace job interviews and stand out from the competition.
    • Backed by real-life examples and expert insights, the book offers actionable techniques for crafting a compelling resume and mastering the art of networking.
    • Engaging and informative, it keeps readers engaged by offering valuable job search tips and tricks, ensuring that the content remains engaging and far from boring.

    Best quote from 60 Seconds & You’re Hired!

    Believing in yourself is the starting point. Effectively communicating your abilities to others is the necessity.

    —Robin Ryan
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    Who should read 60 Seconds & You’re Hired!?

    • Job seekers
    • Career counselors
    • Students looking for their first job

    About the Author

    Robin Ryan is a job search expert, career counselor and the best-selling author of books on job hunting, interviews, résumé writing and salary negotiations. She has been a guest on Oprah, where she discussed her book and gave advice on hiring techniques.

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    The main message of 60 Seconds & You’re Hired! is to master the art of a compelling elevator pitch to secure your dream job.

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    The author of 60 Seconds & You’re Hired! is Robin Ryan.

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