Ace Your Interview
The Employment Game Has Changed!
The number one complaint I hear from hiring managers and recruiters is that candidates are not sufficiently prepared. I don’t think any professional, especially in today’s market, purposely goes to an interview unprepared. I just think the employment game has changed so drastically that candidates just don’t know how to fully prepare.
In the book I explain how to avoid the most common interviewing mistakes and tell you very practical tips and techniques that will help you to position yourself as the perfect fit for the job. Specifically I cover 6 interview preparation steps to help you ace the interview and get the job you want:
Step 1 – Project a Powerful Online Image
Social and professional networking is dramatically changing how people go about finding jobs and preparing for interviews. To receive job offers in today’s market requires an understanding of the many newer and fresher strategies that make you standout from the crowd, some of which you may find quite surprising. In step 1 you’ll learn what gets you eliminated and what helps to convince employers to hire you.
“In her sensible, focused and friendly manner that is so familiar to listeners of the podcast Quick and Dirty Tips for Public Speakers, (one of my favorites!) Lisa B. Marshall motivates you and explains the steps you need to get the job you want. What makes her advice stand head-and-shoulders above others in her field is that she outlines how you can create and strengthen your “personal brand” and turn Internet searches and social media sites to your own advantage. She shows you exactly how to practice, so you can come off as the confident expert who is the perfect fit for the job.”
| Joanne Ritter
Dir. of Marketing and Comm.
Guide Dogs for the Blind, San Rafael, California
Step 2 – Become an Interview Insider
In today’s job market, the more prepared you are, the greater the chances you will have of saying “I got the job!” Step 2 teaches you strategies and techniques for discovering insider information about the interviewers, the company, and the opportunity.
“I highly recommend Lisa B. Marshall’s book. I am extremely happy to report that Lisa’s advice about interviewing has paid off BIG TIME for my family. My daughter recently graduated from college. My daughter listened intently to Lisa’s advice, put it into practice and had an interview via Skype and was hired as a News Reporter for KPVI in Idaho. Lisa’s recommendations on phone interviews were especially helpful to get my daughter hired. Additionally, I put into practice many of the suggestions she gave on preparing for an interview, many of which are priceless. I was recently interviewed for a promotion at my workplace and I to got the job! It was a unanimous decision across the interview panel that I should be hired, which is very unusual. I attribute much of that success to Lisa’s book that truly helped my daughter and I get our dream jobs. Her advice works! I highly recommend it!”
| Shaun Zimmerman
IT Desktop Support Supervisor at Missouri Dept. of Conservation
Step 3 – Decide and Practice What You Want to Say
In Step 3, you’ll learn a proven, practical, step-by-step process to create and refine targeted answers, or messages that relate directly to the specific position and company where you’re interviewing. In this chapter you’ll learn how to create and use a career accomplishments, goals, and experiences (CAGE) document and a Professionally Asked and Answered Questions (PAAQ) to facilitate your interview preparation process. This chapter alone is worth the price of the book!
“Lisa B. Marshall has assembled a detailed and useful plan that will make anyone a MUCH better interviewer. She has left no stone unturned in her mission to provide the listeners a step-by-step program that is guaranteed to unlock the greatest mysteries in searching for a job. Her plan includes using social network sites as a real tool to market yourself electronically. In addition, her organization skills are evident as she combines PAAQ’s and “Ex” factors in a comprehensive approach to making you a much more formidable candidate for any position.”
| John Contrevo
CFO at Develcom, Bellmawr, NJ, USA
Step 4 – Practice Killer Responses
In step 4 you’ll learn how deliver clear, concise and compelling answers to common interview questions that many people struggle with. For example, you’ll learn how to answer, “Tell me about yourself” or “Tell me about your biggest weakness.” You’ll also learn how to structure the most effective persuasive responses to help you close the deal!
“This short book provides more homework than any other audiobook I’ve enjoyed – and I’ve listened to hundreds. Lisa B. Marshall’s insightful, tight, and well delivered book gives points novices or experts will readily want to implement. Her admonitions range from the simple, e.g., discussing the importance of smiling, to the complex, e.g., creating a cross-referenced database of accomplishments as they relate to job description components.
She offers practical, actionable to-do items – and plenty of them. Many of the techniques for acing a phone interview are apparent in the author’s reading. Many times you can see her gestures or smiles in the way she projects her voice. It’s as if she were in the room with the listener, driving home her points. Thanks for a valuable contribution to my library!”
| Ken Flowe, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, Person Memorial Hospital, Roxboro, NC
Step 5 – Ace The Telephone Interview
Today, phone interviews can easily get you knocked out of the race before the competition even heats up. In step 5 I’ll discuss common phone interviewing mistakes and how to prevent them. This chapter expands on the previously aired The Public Speaker episode.
“Although I have read many book on interviewing skills, this one is filled with practical tips, advice and links directly to the modern trends. This audiobook is essential for job seekers and job givers. Some of the ideas are just common sense yet it is amazing how many people overlook the obvious; Lisa’s witty sense of humor made it exciting, engaging and most importantly memorable. Considering the brevity of the advice, this book will save you time and facilitate your next career move.”
| Syed. S. Quadri
Advertising Acct Director, Connect Marketing Solutions
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Step 6 – Create A Powerful First Impression
People quickly form strong opinions based on the signals our actions send. For example, did you know that others perceive walking slightly faster, as confidence? In the final step, step 6, you’ll learn exactly how to create a strong, credible, professional initial impression.
The Public Speaker’s Guide to Ace Your Interview will give you the edge you need to get noticed and the confidence you need to get the job you want.
“I just wanted to thank you very much on your audio book. It helped me secure my job and I still use the tips in my meetings. Great work and outstanding ‘to the point’ guidelines.”
| Osama Alyousif
Cultural Attaché, Consulate General of the State of Kuwait
All of this for $7.93. What a bargain for the gift of employment!
Why not buy a few as gifts for your unemployed friends?
P.S. If you are in serious financial hardship and cannot afford this book at this time. Contact me.
Really. I’m willing to provide a FREE copy to those in need.
(And it would be great if you would also pay-it-forward by buying a copy or two to pass on to someone else after you’ve landed your new job!)
P.S.S. Prefer to listen to audiobooks? Click on the image to buy the audio edition of Ace Your Interview!