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Monday Motivator for Your Job Search – Make a Habit of Excellence


We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, therefore, is not an act
but a habit.
- Aristotle


"Excellence is a habit" is a good thought to keep not just for your life, but also for your career and your job search.

In your career, some of those habits of excellence are continuing to learn (reading books, listening to audios, etc.) so you become more knowlegable and valuable, putting in extra effort, being the 'go-t0' person, and even maintaining your network.  Just like all the daily things you do in your career build over time to make you more successful, all the little things you do every day in your job search build to success.  Small steps every day eventually get you to where you want to go.  The right habits, little by little, make you better and stronger than you were before.

In your job search, these habits are the same types of habits that make you successful in your career:

Do something every day that you know will make you stronger, better, and more than before--and you will achieve excellence.

Best of luck!



How a 306090 Interview Plan Got Me the Sales Job!

Sales-Job-Interview (2)I wanted to share this with you--this job seeker used a 306090 Day Interview Plan and got the sales job on the spot.  They didn't even interview the other candidate.

Peggy, these are the kind of emails you love! Just last weekend, I bought your 30-60-90 Day Sales Plan for an upcoming interview this past week. I appreciate your encouragement, assistance, tips and template. The sales position was down to two final candidates. I was the first to interview.

For the interview, I was to make a presentation, present a 90 day sales plan, and have a sales call scripted out. I was pretty set on the presentation and sales script, but I was a little nervous about the 90 Day sales plan. I found your site online, and was convinced it was going to help me.

Well, Peggy, it more than worked! They were so blown away by the interview, the 90 day sales plan and the vision I demonstrated, they made me an offer right there on the spot. They didn't even interview the second finalist.

The CEO said, "This is the exact vision and energy I want for my company."

I don't think I would have made the impression that I did, if it wasn't for your guidance.

Thank you again for our brief, but very effective encounter!

Wes R.

If you want to make an impression like this and get the job in your next sales job interview, get my 30-60-90-Day Sales Plan now.



Amazon eBooks – Job Interview Questions and Answers

Amazon-Logo - CopyTo do well in the interview and get the job, you need to be prepared for as many job interview questions as possible, with powerful answers that sell you as the person they should hire.

I have 2 job interview questions and answers books on Amazon for you:

How to Answer Interview Questions                                      How to Answer Interview Questions II

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These are Kindle editions, but you don't have to have a Kindle to read them. You can read them on your computer.

The important thing is to read them both before your next interview!



So, You Want To Be An Architect?

architectureArchitecture is an enticing career path. It is not only lucrative, it is also well respected. An architect has the luxury of knowing that the demand is always there. If there’s one thing we can guarantee in the future, it’s that we will be building more than ever. As more people populate the planet and our need for space increases, we will always need architects. It’s a fine career choice, however it is not without its challenges.

Architecture requires a long degree and extensive qualifications. The job itself requires a very specific skillset. It bridges the creative, the mathematical and the scientific. If you are successful, you have a bright future ahead of you. There is plenty of variety in an architect’s job. Projects are rarely similar and there is plenty of outdoor work to keep you out of the office. So, what exactly do you need to know?

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Top Career Suggestions For People Who Like Working Outdoors

Outdoor-CareerIf you’re getting sick of your boring old job, now could be the best time to look for something a little more fulfilling. Presuming you’ve just left school or university, you’ll want to get things right first time around and avoid spending years working in a dead-end role. While some people like the idea of working in a warm office, others prefer to concentrate on more physical outdoor positions. Considering all that, we’re going to give you a hand today. No matter what skills you might have or what your personal preferences might be, you’re sure to find something suitable.

Your interview technique will play a big role in whether or not you get your ideal job. For that reason, you need to work on it and make sure your communication skills are up to scratch. Lots of people conduct interviews via Skype these days, and that can make things a bit harder.

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Things You Should Never Do If You Want To Be a Driving Instructor

Driving-InstructorIf you want to be a driving instructor, there are certain things you should and shouldn’t do. Anyone can become a driving instructor, but it takes a certain type of person to become a good driving instructor. This post will talk you through a few things you should never do if you want to be a good driving instructor:

Swear at Your Students

I’ve heard horror stories where driving instructors get frustrated with their pupils and swear/shout at them. You’re there to teach them and guide them in the right direction; not get angry at them for taking a while to grasp things. You may lose their custom if you aren’t careful. Try to take some deep breaths and practice correcting your students in a calm way.

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Get the Job with the 30 60 90 Day Interview Plan from Peggy McKee

job-interview-30-60-90-day-planThe big questions in any job seeker's mind before going into the job interview are:

  1. How can I show who I am and what I can do?
  2. How can I stand out from my competition?
  3. How can I communicate what I need to communicate in order to get the job?

The answer is a 30-60-90-Day Plan.  A 90-day plan is an incredible interview communication tool that shows that you can do the job, you will hit the ground running, and you have a tremendous work ethic. It helps them see you in the job, which puts you half way toward receiving the offer.

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Top Tips For Successfully Completing Job Applications

Successfully Completing ApplicationsDo you struggle to successfully complete job applications? This guide is designed to give you all the vital information that you need to successfully complete a job application. If you’re new to job hunting you may find filling out applications stressful, but this shouldn’t be the case. If you have a well-written CV, then you will have all the information that you need. If your CV requires a bit of a makeover, now might be the ideal time to get it sorted.

What are job applications used for? For many jobs, employers use applications to screen potential employees. The information from the applications is used to choose who they will invite to an interview.

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A Simple Tool To Compare Salaries by State

a simple tool to compare salaries by state

When you are looking at a job change there are lots of variables complicating your task. One of the challenges is getting an idea of how far your current salary would stretch in another state. Living costs can be quite different and the same dollar amount may translate into the equivalent of a nice raise — or an unwelcome pay cut.

Rasmussen College has a nice tool for comparing your options. Salary by State: Where Can You Really Earn The Most? is part of their Career Research Hub and this looks like it can be useful for more than a graduating senior.

Get An Idea Of Your Living Costs

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What You Must Bring to Your Sales Job Interview (Video)

Sales-Job-Interview (3)To stand out in sales job interviews, you must bring what will show the hiring manager who you are, what you've done, and what you can do for him or her.

That means you should bring your resume, your brag book, and your 30/60/90-day sales plan. In this video, I'll tell you why those things speak to your job skills and qualifications, and I'll give you tips and ideas for interview preparation and attitude so that you can show the hiring manager why he should hire you.

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Monday Motivator for Your Job Search – Write It Down and Make It Happen


The discipline of writing something down
is the first step toward making it happen.
- Lee Iacocca


Have you ever heard that writing down a goal is the best way to make it happen?  It's true. It's part of the power of positive thinking and optimism.  It sets it in your subconscious so that you take action.

Of course, your job search goal is a job--but it will help you to break down that goal into smaller ones.  Reach the smaller goals to get to the bigger one.  What should you write down as job search goals today?

What are good goals to write down?

I will quantify my resume.  Quantifying your resume will grab attention from employers and make them excited to speak with you. 

I will contact 10 (or another number) of hiring managers every day.  You are more likely to get interviews by contacting decision makers directly (rather than going through HR with an online application).

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Top 10 Sales Books to Boost Your Performance in a Sales Job Interview

A good sales book will naturally help you with your sales job, but it will also help you with your job interviews (whether you are interviewing for a sales job or not) because interviews are all about selling yourself for the job.

What about sales training applies to your job interview success?

  • Learning how to discover what your customer wants (so you can give it to them)
  • Reading body language
  • Closing the deal

The motivation you get from a good sales book will boost your job search confidence, too.

Here's my list of the top 10 sales books to boost your performance in a sales job interview:


Secrets of Closing the Sale  10.

  Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar

Zig’s advice is classic, and you get some humor with your motivation.

Always a good thing.




Little Red Book of Selling 


  The Little Red Book of Selling 12.5 Principles fo sales greatness: How to make sales FOREVER by Jeffrey Gitomer

Short, sweet, and to the point.




Reading People 


Reading People:  How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior–Anytime, Anyplace by Jo Ellen Dimitrius and Mark C. Mazzarella

This will help you make sure your own body language builds rapport in the interview, see how hiring managers are reacting to you, and judge whether or not you want to work for them.



4 hour work week


  The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris

The essential book for boosting your productivity and being more successful.






Selling to VITO


  Selling to Vito the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale by Anthony Parinello






New Account Management


  The New Successful Large Account Management:  Maintaining and Growing Your Most Important Assets–Your Customers by Robert B. Miller, Stephen E. Heiman, and Tad Tuleja







the tipping point


 The Tipping Point:  How Little Things Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell






New Strategic Selling 


 The New Strategic Selling:  The Unique Sales System Proven Successful by the World’s Best Companies by Stephen E. Haimen and Diane E. Sanchez





SPIN Selling 


   SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham







I left #1 blank on purpose.  What's your favorite book on selling or sales?

Add it in the comments.



Do You Make These Mistakes During the Phone Interview?

Phone-InterviewThe phone interview seems innocuous enough, but many applicants don’t realize its importance. Whether it lasts 10 or 30 minutes, that conversation can make or break your chances of getting hired. If you’re unlucky enough to annoy the interviewer, it could be over in seconds.

Unfortunately, because most phone interviews are short, not to mention it’s only done once per applicant, there’s very little time to recover from a poor response. So it’s best to prepare in advance.

Knowing what can go wrong can help you prevent it from happening in the first place.

Costly Mistakes to Avoid During Phone Interviews

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Stop Applying for Jobs–and Get Hired Instantly Free Training Webinar


Come to my free webinar, Stop Applying for Jobs and Get Hired Instantly. I'll show you how job seekers are going from no interviews to LOTS of interviews--fast.

STOP Filling Out Job Applications
--Discover This Easy, PROVEN Method That Makes You
Stand Out, Get Interviews, and Get the Job

What You Will Discover In This Free Job Search Training:

  • Why You Must STOP Applying for Jobs NOW
  • How to Get Interviews Faster Than Ever
  • 3 Deadly Resume Mistakes You’re Probably Making
  • How to Make Your Resume Stand Out and Get Interviews
  • How to Find the Right Person to Contact at Any Company
  • How to Get Anywhere from 2 to 20 Interviews in Days
  • The 4 Questions You Must Answer to Get Hired
  • How to ‘Crush’ Every Interview and Get the Offer


This Need-To-Know Information is Absolutely Free…

AND you get 3 Bonus Gifts, too!

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