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Publisher's Summary

Harvey Mackay has written five New York Times best sellers, including one of the most popular business books of all time: Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive. Now he returns with the ultimate audiobook on how to get, and keep, a job you truly love, whether you’re 21, 51, or 71.The average person will have at least three career changes and 10 different jobs by age 38. In this era of downsizing and outsourcing, you can never be sure your job will still exist in five years—or five weeks. So you’d better think of your career as a perpetual job search. That demands a passion for lifetime learning and the skills for relentless and effective networking.

Mackay shows you how to be at your best when things are at their worst. His hard-hitting topics include:

  • Beating rejection before it beats you
  • Acing interviews
  • Negotiating the job you want, not the job they offer
  • Taking advantage of the way bosses make hiring decisions
  • Blending the latest contact tools with old-fashioned face-to-face networking

Uplifting, amusing, and jam-packed with proven tips, Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door will guide you through the toughest job market in decades. It’s also the definitive A-to-Z career resource for the rest of your life.

©2010 Harvey Mackay (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp

Critic Reviews

"Harvey Mackay hits the bull's-eye. An important book for important times in our lives. The Shark Man at his very best." (Larry King)
"Harvey Mackay knows how important the mental game is. Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door helps you form a good game plan, execute it, and win." (Shaquille O'Neal)
"Harvey Mackay was born to write this book. I have seen him use his head to open a million doors, and drawing on his amazing experiences, he shares invaluable advice. Harvey gets it. Without question, I know he can help every listener with this masterpiece." (Lou Holtz)

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  • Keith
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • 05-22-10

Missing Harvey Mackay as the reader

His books are very helpful and I really enjoy his memorable points. However, this is the first Audible book by Mr. Mackay that has not been recorded by him. I miss not hearing Mr. Mackay and only hope that there was just not time in his schedule to record the book for Audible, and that there is not a health or other reason why we cannot hear from him on this, his latest book.

I'm disappointed that the narrator does not have the same folksy style and instead has a rapid pace, clipped style of presentation. The narrator is very capable, but he just doesn't match the style of the author -- and that's what I always look forward to in Audible and the reason why I choose Audible...instead of reading. For this one book, I suggest buying the printed copy. But do buy the other versions narrated by Mr. Mackay on Audible.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • VB
  • 04-08-17

Worth listening to more than once

Would you consider the audio edition of Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door to be better than the print version?

I haven't read it, but after listening to it, I would definitely listen to it again. I've read motivational books before and they can be tedious to get through

What did you like best about this story?

a lot of universal examples that cut across industries and professions

Have you listened to any of Erik Synnestvedt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no I haven't, I'll look for others

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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  • CHICAGO, IL, United States
  • 02-23-11

waste of time and audible credit

Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door: Job Secrets No One Else Will Tell You. The title of the book has absolutely nothing to do with the content.
I was expecting a book that give me tips about networking, resume writing and interview answers. He wrote a whole chapter about anger. If I have anger issues I will be listening to Tony Robbins. Another chapter about rejection where he talks about it but doesn't tell how to handle it. Again I didn't choose to listen to this book to learn about feelings.
I would be satisfied with at least one tip. Nothing.
Also I have trouble understanding what he was saying. My guess is that he used a thesaurus and chose always words that he didn't even know.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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the book is dull, long and full of technical step by steps that are hard to memorize. it sort of shoots the creative spitirt in people and programs them for an employee attitude. in these difficult times, a free mind and entrepenurship will save the world, and not submitting to the rat race which is what this book attempts to do.

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So logical that it is maddening. Why is it we do not see the obvious.

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  • Joseph
  • 05-09-10

Extremely annoying narrator.

The 1 star does not in any way reflect the content inside the book. Unfortunately I couldn't listen past the first 10minutes as the narrator has the most annoying American accent. He hangs on the last syllable of the last word in every sentence for *way* too long.

***I'd highly recommend you dont waste any money/credits on the audiobook and instead buy the actual book.***

1 of 1 people found this review helpful