Updated: Apr 28, 2021
For twenty years now, I have used the advice from Robin Ryan’s book, 60 Seconds & You’re Hired! in my career counseling. And it is still the best! That’s why I’ve purchased the book three times. I used to tell people that if all they did was read the first fifteen pages, that would be worth the cost of the book. I now try not to be so flippant, but the fact of the matter is, it’s still true!
In the first fifteen pages, Robin Ryan describes two tools that she feels are invaluable to acing the interview: the 60-Second Sell and the Five-Point Agenda. She describes, gives examples, and summarizes the rationale for these two tools, all in the first fifteen pages.
So, what does she write about in the rest of the book? She describes how to answer over 100 common interview questions, explaining how to explaining how to weave your 5-Point Agenda or 60-Second Sell into your answer. She also covers salary questions/negotiations, interview etiquette, and other great advice.
This book is one of the best job search resources I have read. Everything you need, all in one place. If you are a person who learns best by reading, I highly recommend it. Of course, if you are a person who prefers human interaction in your job search process, hire me!