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Let me guide you step-by-step as I reveal important do's and don'ts based on my 20 years of experience as a hiring manager. I'll give you real-world practical tips and information so you stand out from the crowd and get noticed, a must in today's tough job market!

Plus, find out how to conquer nervousness and have clear, calm confidence when you need it most in that important job interview! Let me take away the pain and agony of your job search. Using this powerful program, you'll have a great resume, interview with ease, get the edge over your competition, and dramatically improve your chances of landing that job!

©2003-2004 David R. Portney

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Skip this one - no stars

I really didn't find anything in this book that wouldn't be covered by common sense. Save your book credit for something useful. The author of this book drones on and on in some sort of therapist voice, using the word "confidence" over and over in what seemed like every other sentence. It sounds like some sort of self hypnosis tape and you become so annoyed that this author doesn't have a thesaurus (and you paid to hear this) that you begin to block out everything that is said. It felt like some sort of practical joke to see how long you would listen.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Randy
  • Coraopolis, PA, USA
  • 02-12-07

Skip this one

The audacity of this author to include the word “book” in the description of this meager effort, as in “Audio-book,” is absurd and an insult to anyone even slightly engaged in a writing vocation. Its silly tone and elementary content may be appropriate for teenagers looking for their first part time job, but is severely inadequate for anyone seeking employment beyond the level of a fast food establishment, let alone career advancement in a profession. If paid a single dollar for every instance the author slovenly invoked the word “confident,” the need to change careers would be removed from my current list of requisite and unpleasant tasks, as I would be independently wealthy. Number one: dress well for the interview – thanks for the tip. Do not waste your time on this one.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Al
  • 10-30-06

Definately skip this one

This is not a book on how to ace a job interview. There are few, if any hints on what to do/what not to do. There are no insights on how to answer questions. Instead the majority of the book is taken up with some kind of visualisation exercise in which you're supposed to visualise yourself "becoming confident".

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Too bad you can't ask for a refund

This book very much surprised me. Apparently one can publish a book all about completely common knowledge garnered from common sense and everything your mother told you. There was not one thing in this book that anyone reading it would not already know. I rate it ZERO stars but was forced to select one star to submit this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Common Sense

This book was a waste of my time. The author writes as if his readers have the intelligence of a middle schooler. I was hoping to take away a little knowledge from this book, but I didn't find anything insightful. Don't waste your time, it's all common sense.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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the little train that could

A good introduction to those who haven't yet had a serious job interview. Pointers on improving your chances of being selected for an entry level job. Suggests that if you can imagine yourself confident, then you can be confident.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing

Not really helpful at all; the visualization exercise is not my style, but even so, not helpful, when the book sends you to other sources for the real the important questions asked in an interview; definitely not worth the money/credit in my opinion

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  • Sean
  • victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • 02-07-08

wholly inadequate

The novice tips that are included in this feeble attempt at professional advice clearly target first time job seekers fresh out of high school who are seeking entry level positions.

The melodramatic music and the repetitive strains of weak verbal clich?s are monotonous and exasperating.

I don’t know how this slipped into my audiobook library – but I have deleted it as being not worth the space on my hard drive.

Quite frankly nothing here will give you ‘the edge over the competition” and there is nothing at all to “take away the pain and agony of your job search”. The only agony is paying to listen to this drivel.

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  • Linda
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • 05-08-07

Awesome!!!

David Portney really knows his stuff!!! I am SO thankful to have discovered him!!! I listened to this audio cd a few days before my interview and it really helped me to feel confident and prepared!!!! I aced the interview AND I got the job!!!
Linda C. Tucson/AZ

0 of 7 people found this review helpful