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The First 60 Seconds

ISBN: 9781402216763

By: Daniel Burns

Published: 05/12/2009

The First 60 Seconds is an innovative book that shows job seekers how best to impress in that crucial first minute and gives strategies to constantly differentiate themselves from the competition.

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Description

In the first 60 seconds, interviewers can decide whether you will be moved to the top of the list… or dropped from consideration! In today's crowded job market, The First 60 Seconds is an innovative book that shows job seekers how best to impress in that crucial first minute and gives strategies to constantly differentiate themselves from the competition. From preparing a credentials package to connecting with the interviewer, candidates will learn how to set themselves apart every time—especially essential with a 5% national unemployment rate. Author Dan Burns has provided consulting and employee placement services to Fortune 500 companies for the past fourteen years. He'll show you how to tackle: • The 60 Days before the Interview • The Next 60 Minutes (after the First 60 Seconds) • The Close and the Follow-Up • The 60-Month Career Plan Whether you're a new job-seeker or out on the market after years of steady employment, The First 60 Seconds gives you the best tools to win your next great career opportunity.

About the Author

Daniel Burns

For the past 15 years, Dan Burns has served as owner and Executive Vice President of Innovative Systems Group, a technical and management consulting company, providing employee placement services for Fortune 500 clients.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: It All Happens in 60 Seconds

Section 1: The 60-Day Plan
Chapter 1: Overview of the 60-Day Plan
Chapter 2: Assessing and Understanding Your Job and Career Market
Chapter 3: The Company Profile
Chapter 4: The Job Profile
Chapter 5: Your Personal Profile
Chapter 6: Your Professional Experience Inventory
Chapter 7: Preparing Your Credentials
Chapter 8: Presenting Your Credentials
Chapter 9: Arranging the Job Interview
Chapter 10: Honing Your Communication Skills
Chapter 11: Preparing for the Interview
Chapter 12: Dressing Up Your Image

Section 2: The First 60 Seconds
Chapter 13: What You Can Accomplish in 60 Seconds
Chapter 14: The Final Countdown
Chapter 15: The First Look
Chapter 16: The Greeting
Chapter 17: The Relationship
Chapter 18: The First 60 Seconds: Final Thoughts and Considerations

Section 3: Managing the Next 60 Minutes
Chapter 19: Setting the Stage for the Interview
Chapter 20: Summarize Your Qualifications
Chapter 21: Continue Developing a Relationship with the Interviewer
Chapter 22: Understand What's in It for You
Chapter 23: I'm Available! What's Next?

Section 4: The Close
Chapter 24: Post-Interview Communications
Chapter 25: The Offer Letter and Employment Agreement
Chapter 26: Your First Day

Section 5: Your 60-Month Career Plan
Chapter 27: The Future Begins Now
Chapter 28: Goals and Plans
Chapter 29: Prospecting for Career Growth and Opportunity
Chapter 30: Preparing Yourself for Your Next Career Opportunity
Chapter 31: The First 60 Seconds for Life
Epilogue : The First 60 Seconds for Life

List of Exhibits
Index
About the Author

Excerpt

Excerpt from the Introduction

It All Happens in 60 Seconds

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 13.44 oz
Page Count: 288 pages

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