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For the next few days, I’m offering a discount on
my e-book, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager. Use this discount code today for a massive 40% discount: newjob

If you’ve ever wished that you could look into the brain of a hiring manager to find out what you need to do to get hired, this is for you. Written from my perspective as a long-time hiring manager, this e-book gives you step-by-step guidance through every stage of your job search … explaining at each step what a hiring manager is thinking and what they want to see from you … from getting noticed initially, to nailing the interview, to navigating the tricky post-interview period, all the way through your offer.

You’ll learn things like:

  • what hiring managers are looking for when they ask common interview questions
  • how to talk about sensitive issues when you interview — firings, bad bosses, and more
  • how to avoid companies that aren’t a good fit
  • 6 ways you might be sabotaging your job search
  • 2 ways you can turn rejection to your advantage

Here are some things readers have said after purchasing it:

“This morning my husband had an interview. I bugged him for over a week about reading your guide and he ignored me. Yesterday, I twisted his arm and finally got him to read it. He liked the advice so much he read it a second time. He really took it seriously and followed all of the advice you gave … He just called me to tell me the interview was done and that it had been the best interview he had ever had.” — Kim J.

“I used to have 50/50 luck getting past phone interviews and into the actual in-person interview. Once I read your book, I went 100% in getting past the phone interview, and I was ALWAYS in the top running for every position since then. I absolutely know it was because of your advice in the book. I could just feel the quality of my interviews go up exponentially after I read it.” — Russell B.

“I just received an offer for an excellent position, and your advice helped me clinch it. I never had a more relaxed interview, and my interviewers were all smiles the entire time. I literally had an offer before I made it back to my car.” — Kat S.

Get your copy with your 40% off discount code (newjob) now!

{ 43 comments… read them below }

  1. LTR*

    Buy this e-book. It’s seriously brilliant. It helped me land my last two jobs!

  2. EmilyG*

    This is a great book! I found it after I’d submitted an application for what is now my not-so-new-job and it really helped with the interview and will-they-call-me jitters. I’ve made sure to get my college-age relative to read it. I think it could be particularly helpful to young people, who seem to get a lot of bad advice about being “proactive” from college career offices.

  3. Not the Droid You Are Looking For*

    I snagged this the last time it was on sale when looking for a new job was only a fleeting thought in the back of my mind.

    It was such an incredible resource when I started my search!

  4. BRR*

    Buy it! Even if you read the site every day, this book is a wonderfully organized, job hunting resource that is invaluable to me in my job hunts.

    Also a great gift for those new grads who are on the market.

  5. Sunflower*

    Soo Allison I’ve never bought and E-Book and don ‘t know how they work. Do I need a reader to use it? Does it ever expire? How do I store it? Do I have to download it to my desktop?

    1. BRR*

      It’s not like other ebooks (it’s a cool ebook). It’s a pdf document so it will save and open like one. Doesn’t expire. I believe you will have to download it though.

    2. Ask a Manager* Post author

      You’ll get two versions so you can pick which one to use: an epub file (which you can read in an e-reader like a Kindle or iPad) and a PDF, which you can read on your computer. Doesn’t expire. You download it.

  6. Michelle*

    Just purchased! I’m hoping it will help son with his job search. He had a job that he loved but the management was terrible and they had a rogue coworker who was basically running the place. Yeah, it was bad.

  7. Elizabeth West*

    I just scrolled through four days of tweets (sync is off on my phone) to find this so I could retweet it.

    Back to work now, at the job I got by using this book! :)

  8. Becky*

    Get it, people! I bought it at the beginning of the year to help with my first job search in over 14 years. A job search from 600+ miles away. Currently on the road, moving to my target location. Job starts Monday! Thanks Alison!!

  9. Hotstreak*

    Fantastic resource. This helped me land my current job, and prepared me to talk about my accomplishments for raises as well. Huge help in focusing on what’s important, and saved lots of time I would have spend sifting through hundreds of other resources to try and find good, practical advice. 5 Stars.

  10. lionelrichiesclayhead*

    Hopping on to say that this book is fantastic! I quit my job last year with nothing lined up and the process of revamping my resume, creating a memorable cover letter, and even just going in for an interview was so daunting. There is a lot of work to be done when searching for a job but this book helps you navigate each step and makes you feel confident that you know how to handle anything that might come your way.

    Thanks to the tips, tricks, and advice in this book, I landed an incredible new job in a new-to-me industry doing something I love. I was also able to negotiate a great hiring package including a big jump in salary and benefits. I’m sure I would have found a decent job without this book, but I absolutely feel that I was able to find something incredible with it.

  11. Alina*

    Hi Alison. Do you still offer a 30-day money-back guarantee if this doesn’t meet the reader’s needs?

  12. Colette*

    I ordered this and used an email address that isn’t mine. I’d blame the painkillers, but I haven’t taken any today. (All is well, I downloaded i from the confirmation page.)

  13. Vladimir*

    Well this is timely, thank you. I just started job search (while still employed). I presume the majority of advices will be useful despite living in Europe, which is quite different in its work culture then US, as I think hiring practices will be very simmilar. So I bought the book and looking forward to read it. Thanks

  14. nerdgal*

    Can I order this as a gift for someone else, and then email the epub file to the recipient?

  15. A. Non*

    I’m probably going to buy this regardless, but it would be nice if the post told you the price (with & without discount) without you having to click on “Add to Cart”.

  16. Deborah*

    Has anyone else had an issue trying to make a payment through PayPal? I tried using a MasterCard, but I keep getting an error message that the card can’t be used. I even called my credit card company and they assured me that the problem isn’t with my card.

    1. Ruffingit*

      I had that issue trying to purchase something recently through PayPal. I just used the bank account attached to PayPal rather than my debit card and that worked fine.

    2. DoDah*

      I HATE PayPal. I’ve even called them and had them told me–“yah, it’s being held up–and we can’t see why–and we can’t help you.” (That happened a month ago.) I won’t use sites that use PayPal because of it.

  17. S0phieChotek*

    I purchased it and am looking forward to reading. Great price and couldn’t resist. Not looking, but suspect I will be soon and would rather read now at a more leisurely pace than rush to read it later!

    Thanks AAM!

  18. Honeybee*

    Adding a plug that if you are on the fence, buy the book! I bought it during my last job search and I have to say it was essential in helping me shape my approach towards the process and my materials. So worth it,

  19. Ruffingit*

    Bought it! Not job hunting currently, but this is a great tool to have when I’m ready to do it again. Thanks!

    1. Punkin*

      You may want to print it & put it in a folder or 3 ring binder if that works better for you.

  20. some_guy*

    Bought it, thanks.

    You mention job hopping briefly in the e-book but don’t go into it much. Any chance one day you could do an article on job-hopping? How to avoid doing it, how to explain it at a job interview, if it’s worth looking like a job offer to take a good opportunity, etc.

  21. Timssphere*

    I was the OP for #4 at this link: I used the advice in that thread to get that horrible VR counselor replaced and some services changed, but my state’s VR programming just doesn’t seem to be effective for my specific issues, so I’m still pretty much going it alone when it comes to finding suitable employment.

    Does this book have advice for “hard cases” like mine? $25 might be chump change for most of the people who read this blog, but not for someone who’s dealing with chronic unemployment. The advice on this blog is really good, but I want to be sure that there’s amazing value to be had from this ebook before paying so much money.

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      It doesn’t have a special section on “hard cases” in particular, but I’d say that all the advice in there is what I’d recommend someone in a hard case be doing!

      If you do get it, make sure to use the discount code, which will take the price down to $14.97.

  22. LawCat*

    Can someone help me with how to put my book on my Kindle? I think the EPUB document can go on the Kindle (?? not sure 100% though).

    I’ve only gotten Kindle books via Amazon so I am not clear how to do it with a file I downloaded on my computer.

    Thank you for the discount, Alison!

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      Hmm, maybe I should be offering it in a MOBI file too (what Kindle uses). For now, though:

      The easiest way is to email it to your Kindle. To get your Kindle’s email address, go to Tap on “Your Devices,” then choose the relevant Kindle from the gallery below. Next to “email,” you’ll find the Kindle’s email address.

      Now click “Settings” and scroll all the way down to the “approved personal document email list.” Click “add a new approved email address,” and add the email address you intend to send your books from.

      (You have to be on wifi for this to work.)

      If that doesn’t work, email me for a MOBI file, which I’m creating right now!

      1. Heather*

        Kindle doesn’t play well with ePub in my experience. There’s a free program called Calibre which will convert ePubs to Mobi for Kindle use, but the easiest would be to email Alison for the Mobi file. :)

  23. Sasha*

    Can someone offer advise on how to pay for the book when purchasing it from outside the US? My credit card is European and the site only accepts US cards :(

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      Hmmm, I’ve been googling and can’t find anything saying they won’t accept European cards. I’m sorry not to be able to help!

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