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Amazon.com – Salary Negotiations: How to Handle Questions About Salary

If you've ever felt uncomfortable or uncertain when asked about salary in an interview, or discussing a compensation package with benefits in a job offer, or felt that you didn't get everything you could have, then you NEED this new report on Salary Negotiations (available on Amazon).

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You CAN comfortably and professionally discuss salary, compensation, and benefits with potential employers--AND get a better job offer!

Read this report so you can discover:

• How To Find Out What You’re Worth In Terms Of Salary

• How To Deflect Salary Questions In the Interview

• Why Employers Would Rescind An Offer—So You Can Avoid Mistakes

• How To “Set The Bias” For A Higher Salary / Benefits Offer

• Put The Employer On Your Side (Instead Of Setting Them Up As An Adversary)

Words, Phrases, And Responses That Guarantee You The Best Offer Possible

If you do even a LITTLE of what I tell you to do in this report, it will be a whole lot more than you’ve done before. You’ll get such great results from it that you’ll feel empowered and you’ll be stronger next time. So then, next time you’ll be better, and the time after that you’ll be even better. Each time, you’ll get better offers.

Get the Salary Negotiations Report right now.

PS - You will see a couple of cranky reviews about this book--don't pay attention, because these were pre-revision.  I listened to what they said and responded with this version. I just uploaded the new, improved and EXPANDED version of this book yesterday (May 20, 2015).   Enjoy!

 

Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (How do you set and achieve goals?)

Amazon_LogoSay you're asked this in a job interview:

Give an example of how you set goals and achieve them.

What will you say?

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‘Job Interview Questions and Answers App Most Helpful Interview Tool’

JIQA APP - Copy (2)Hey app users...are you getting ready for an interview?  Here's a comment we got about our (free) Job Interview Questions and Answers app:

I just wanted to tell you that your Job Interview Q&A iPad app was by far the most helpful interview preparation tool I utilized during my job search.  Your tips truly helped me get the job I was seeking – I was prepared, confident and professional during my interviews thanks to you, and I am very grateful for your top notch advice.  Thank you Peggy! You’re a gem.

David E.
Financial Advisor

Learning and practicing your answers to interview questions is one of the most important and helpful things you can do before a job interview.  That's why we created this app (for Android, iPhone, and iPad users).  It lets you watch me deliver great interview answers and lets you practice them and record yourself so you can see and hear how you come across to the interviewer.

This app works for job seekers in all kinds of fields:  finance, accounting, medical, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, law, or any other white-collar job.

Get the Job Interview Questions and Answers App today.

 

How to Talk About a Layoff in Your Phone Interview [VIDEO]

If you've been laid off, you can still ace the phone interview and get hired for a new job.

Layoffs make some job seekers so uncomfortable that they don't do well in phone interviews--so they get screened out immediately. In this video, I'll show you how to address a layoff in your phone interview (and how to do well in the following face-to-face interviews). I'll tell you:

  • What questions interviewers will have for you
  • How to answer their questions so the layoff is no longer an issue
  • How to not only eliminate their fears about you, but make them excited about you in the job
  • How to take the focus off the layoff and put it on the positives you will bring to this organization

Here's more information about some of the things I talk about in the video:

References
Brag Books
30-60-90-Day Plans

Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (Describe the boss who could get the best work from you.)

Amazon_LogoSay you're asked this in a job interview:

Describe the boss who could get the very best work from you.

What will you say?

This question is looking at fit—how you’ll fit into the organizational culture, and how you’ll fit with the person who would be your boss. Your answer shows your personality, your work style, and your communication skills. It also sheds light on your past relationships.

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Job Interview Mistake: 5 Things You Say That Lose Job Offers

There are words and phrases we all say in everyday language that, if you say them in a job interview, can absolutely kill any chances you have of getting the job.

In the video below, I'll tell you the 5 things you say that lose job offers--and then I'll tell you the 3 things to say that encourage employers to offer you the job. Click on the video to watch.

 

Are you getting ready for an important interview? Download my Free Job Interview Prep Kit! This kit is the ultimate job interview guide that will show you how to research the company, how to prepare for interview questions, how to ask insightful questions, what to wear to the interview, and critical interview dos and don'ts.

Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (What will happen a year from now?)

Amazon_LogoSay you're asked this in a job interview:

Assume you come to work here. One year from now you go home at the end of the week and think that this is the best job you've ever had. What happened to make you feel that way?

What will you say?

If you ask others about the best job they’ve ever had, they almost never mention money. (If they do, it’s in relation to “I made great money while I was having fun!”)

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‘The 30-60-90-Day Plan Got Me 3 Job Offers On the Same Day!’

fireworks- anthonyIf you are getting interviews but no offers, you need to pay attention to this story.

Anthony was getting interviews, but never made it past the first one.

He improved his answers to interview questions (with my Job Interview Question and Answers App), but what really made the difference was a 30-60-90-day plan.  Job seekers can be hesitant about trying something new in job interviews, like a 90-day plan, but Anthony is a great example of why you must have a 30-60-90-day plan.

With a 30/60/90-Day Plan, Anthony:

  • got 3 job offers in the same day (for all 3 jobs he used it for),
  • was offered a more senior position than the one he applied for
  • ended up with 30K in additional salary from that more senior role

This is the power of the plan--powerful interviews, more job offers, better job offers, and more money!  Read Anthony's story:

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Monster.com – Peggy McKee on How to End a Job Interview

MonsterI'm excited to let you know I was interviewed for a Monster.com article on How to End a Job Interview!  This article by Margaret Steen, for Yahoo! HotJobs, has some great advice on what to make sure you do before you leave any job interview, including:

  • Know the Next Steps
  • Lay the Groundwork for Your Follow Up
  • Close the Sale

I am thrilled to have been a resource--thanks, Margaret!

Job seekers, this is need-to-know stuff.  Check out the article here:  How to End a Job Interview

 

How to Research the Company for your 30-60-90-Day Plan

Research the CompanyEven though you know how much stronger you'll be in the interview with a 30/60/90-day plan, you may have trouble finding the information you need to create one. Rest assured--if you're determined, you can find everything you need.

Step 1 - Start Online

Google the company first to see what's new with them lately, and then check out the corporate website.  After that, find the company's page on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.These kinds of pages often have different information than they put on their corporate site.

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Save Time and Money on Hiring With Video Conferencing

MAPS_earth-mapAccording to Forbes magazine, the average job gets well over 100 applicants. For an HR professional, sorting through those applications can be a job unto itself. Automated application systems can only do so much work for you - some applicants have learned to game those systems, while highly-qualified applicants can fall through the cracks. Phone screenings are efficient but it's difficult to interview efficiently when you can't see the applicant or their body language. In-person interviews are ideal but require so much time, and it's difficult and expensive to schedule in-person interviews for applicants outside of the area.

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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (Are you better at ‘managing up’ or ‘managing down’?)

Amazon_LogoAre you better at managing up or managing down? Your answer always needs to be, "I'm good at both."

Managing up or down is all about extreme communication skills.

Here’s how this works:

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30-60-90-Day Plan Gets You the Job Even If You Have No Experience

PattyAre you graduating soon? Or maybe you're transitioning from one industry to another?  Either way, your lack of experience could keep you from getting the job you want. Luckily, you can overcome this obstacle with a 30-60-90-day plan for your job interview.  See how it worked for Patty:

Hi Peggy,

I just want to give you a big THANK YOU. I purchased the 30/60/90 Business Plan video. It really walked me through step-by-step on the structure and preparation. I used it on my very next job interview. I was competing with 3 other candidates that were just as qualified. I actually didn't have the exact experience for the position. One of your videos indicated to erase that from your mind--that a company would not have scheduled me for a face-to-face interview if they didn't think I was capable. I kept that in mind during the whole interview. With the help of your videos I was able to prepare for the interview and find a way to present my 30/60/90 day plan. I completely wowed them. Needless to say, I got the job offer. With experience in the job but with no industry experience, I got it because of your videos...I am so grateful. Thank you!!!

Patty

Patty, we are thrilled for you.

If you know you want the edge that a 30-60-90-Day Plan will give you in your job interview...

Best of luck!

 

How to Prepare for a Job Interview: 7 Steps to ‘Crush’ It and Get the Offer

Portrait of business womanThe #1 Job Interview Rule for Crushing The Interview is:

You Must Be As Prepared As Or Better Prepared Than Your Competition.

An interview begins long before you step in front of the interviewer. Wise job seekers will prepare with this in mind. The best-prepared candidate makes the best impression, has the best interview, and almost always gets the offer.  When you get the interview, follow these steps:

Step 1 - Research the Company (and Interviewer)

Know as much as you can about the company's history, products/services, sales processes (if you're in sales), finances, plans, recent news, noteworthy executives, physical locations, operating challenges, operational approaches, and anything else you can find out prior to stepping into the room.  Do an internet search, but also check out LinkedIn and your network. Reach out to contacts, check blogs, and try to get the inside story on what is happening at your prospective company (and be prepared to talk about it).

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5 Job Interview Thank You Note Tips (with Sample Thank You Note)

Thank-YouJob Interview Thank You Notes or Thank You Email Tips

 

1.  Send a thank you note.  Everybody knows that you should send a thank you note after your interview, and yet many people don’t.  Thank you notes make you stand out from the other candidates, and really can make the difference in whether or not you get the job.

2.  Write a substantial note--not a form letter.  This is another opportunity to point out a key item or two in your favor.  It should mention that you enjoyed talking with them, some additional thoughts about how you and your skills are a great fit, and what you learned that makes you even more enthusiastic about working there. See this Sample Thank You Note.

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