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Publisher's Summary

This book is written for everyone involved in the hiring process.

It will help hiring managers and recruiters find and hire more top-notch people for any job, from entry-level to CEO. Using the two-question Performance-based Interview, anyone who is involved in assessing candidates will quickly be more effective and more accurate.

Just as important, it will help job-seekers find better jobs by giving them an inside view of how most companies look for, assess and hire new employees. Hiring top talent starts by clarifying expectations up front. This has been shown to be the primary reason people perform at peak levels. This book is based on the Performance-based Hiring process Lou Adler introduced in his Amazon bestseller, Hire With Your Head.

The audiobook edition of The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired includes access to a PDF document of Supplementary Materials with all the images, charts and appendices that make the print version of the book so popular and useful.

Performance-based Hiring is now used around the world in small and large organizations and companies. However, it is a non-traditional hiring process. Performance-based job descriptions-which we call performance profiles-replace the commonly used skills- and experience-based job descriptions. Instead of emotions, feelings and biases, evidence is used to assess competency and fit within the organization. Rather than weed out people who don't posses some arbitrary list of prerequisites, compelling career messages are used to excite and attract the best.

On the other hand, understanding how companies make these critical decisions can help job-seekers navigate these tricky waters, the poorly designed hiring processes still in use. But no matter which side of the hiring desk you are on, hiring the right person or getting the right job will increase satisfaction, performance and motivation. All it takes is a little common sense, which surprisingly seems in short supply in the world of hiring.

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Excellent, Must Read!

Where does The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a great book, easy to follow and will create many great opportunities for you in recruiting and sourcing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lou of course.

What about Scott R. Pollak’s performance did you like?

Everything.

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I'm not the target group initially

As the header says, I wasn't really looking for it. However, I found this book very interesting and informative. I learned that most of the job descriptions out there are boring and don't peak my interest at all After looking into several job describe after completing the book, it's so true and companies rally should change their way of hiring staff. Further more, I even learn what it would mean to be a candidate and how to prepare eventually.

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Packed with good ideas

Many new books stress the importance of cultural fit and hiring character. This book provides the old school hiring method based on skills and ability to do the job. This book presents a nice counter-point to the culture/character books allowing the hiring manager or recruiter to see both important qualifications- do they fit our culture AND do they have the ability and motivation to do the job.
THE BEST PART - the best part of this book is how it explains how to best post a job on boards.
There really is a lot here and I’d suggest it as required reading for any hiring manager.
My background: solo attorney running a small injury law firm.

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great book if you are looking to hire or be hired

very good in its explanation of the recruiting process for hiring great talent every time. also to help you set up for finding the right job and when I think would be a tough Market these days.

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What did you love best about The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired?

Corporate mind set advice based on subject mater expect appears reputable for a job seeker having been skipped over on multiple interviews but now better prepared to parallel the interview session with the interviewer's approach

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired?

excellent PDF supplemental material

What about Scott R. Pollak’s performance did you like?

practical approach

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

locating the corporate minded strategy is daunting without this type of inside coverage

Any additional comments?

I will write additional comments after my next job interview to determine if this resources indeed delivered on its word

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Best book to recruit top talent or be hired!

This is my bible for recruiting top talent and is used by many of the largest and innovate companies around the world. If you want to apply best practice to your hiring process then this is the book for you. I have been using Lou's system for several years in my recruitment agency and also as an in-house recruiter and keep this book handy for new recruits and hiring managers looking to improve their hires.

For job seekers, if you want to get shortlisted for the job you deserve then this book is a must.