here’s a massive discount on the Ask a Manager job-searching bible

how to get a jobLooking for a job?

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 off the regular $24.95 price: 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:

“Thanks to following Alison’s advice in this book, I’m about to start a new job in a stretch position. The director of HR kept complimenting my professionalism through the entire process, and really loved the questions I asked during my interviews. My new manager is so excited he was vibrating when I signed the offer last week. And partly due to selling myself well, and partly due to changing from clerical work to network administration, I have a 50% salary increase and room to grow.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

{ 45 comments… read them below }

  1. Spooky*

    Success story here! I used this book when I moved across the country to big bad New York City, with no connections and very little work experience. After only nine days, I had interviews with four different companies, plus an email from a fifth company complimenting me on my cover letter! I ended up as the top candidate for multiple jobs, and accepted an offer at a 25% salary increase from my previous job. Total turnaround time? 22 days. True story.

    It’s hard to beat numbers like that. Buy the book.

  2. Kate*

    How international is it? My brother is job-searching and I think this would be really useful for him but we not in the US (if it is suitable I’m not fussed if the discount doesn’t apply overseas).

    1. Bartleby*

      I’d say it’s as international as this blog is generally. If you find this blog mostly useful and applicable outside of the US, then you’ll find the book similarly useful.

  3. Emily*

    I’m sorry if this is listed someplace I’m not seeing, but what file type is the book? And is there DRM software on it such that it can’t be converted to another file type? Just want to figure out what devices I need to read it!

      1. SarahKay*

        Hi Alison, sorry to correct you but if it’s an ePub then I’m pretty sure that it can’t be read on a Kindle. Amazon have their own file type of AZW3 which will only work on Kindles, and MOBI which is more transferable.

        1. Sadie Doyle*

          This is true, but if you use an ebook management program (like Calibre), you’ll be able to convert it easily to add to your Kindle (which is what I did, with no formatting problems or anything like that).

          1. SarahKay*

            Very true, and I use Calibre for converting all my books, but it does need that extra step, which I know a surprising number of my friends (all perfectly computer-savvy) don’t/won’t/can’t do.

          1. Ask a Manager* Post author

            Yep, I have one. If you buy the book and want a MOBI file, email me and I’ll get it to you. (Longer-term, I’ll figure out how to include it in the initial download.)

            1. Cori*

              Oh, I just bought it 9/6 but would love a MOBI file as I read all my books on kindle. Any chance I could get a copy as well?

          2. Emily*

            I just downloaded it and there was indeed a mobi file included! Which was my hope in the first place, and why I asked about DRM, because I have no problem converting it in Calibre but DRM can spoil that! But no need to convert if the mobi is included.


    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      Not currently — it’s an interesting idea for the future! It does come with two free recorded webinars of me answering people’s job search questions though.

  4. Junior Dev*

    How much do you talk about “avoiding companies that aren’t a good fit”? (And finding ones that are)? Do you talk about networking? I’m going to start a job search soon that’ll 1) take place while I’m employed so I have somewhat higher standards and 2) probably be more based around personal contacts than applying to stuff I find on Indeed or whatever.

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      I’d say the first is a theme that runs throughout the book — in that the strategies will select for the places that fit you and against the places that don’t — but there’s not a specific chapter on it. I talk a bit about networking, but the bulk of the focus is on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, references, and job offers. If you’re looking for something very networking-focused, this is not that.

      1. Mimmy*

        I was kinda wondering about this as well–good to know. Can you recommend books or AAM articles that address networking-based job searches?

  5. Callalily*

    Amazing timing… I was freaking out about prepping for a little-notice interview tomorrow and this is just what I need to prepare.

  6. k.k*

    If you’re on the fence about buying this, DO IT! I was a bit worried I wouldn’t find much new in it since I’m an avid reader of the site and have combed through the archives, but I still found it very helpful. The book really expands on ideas and packs everything into a nice concise package.

  7. NPOQueen*

    I bought the book and had a new offer, in writing, with a 21% salary increase and better benefits, within six months. It’s amazing.

  8. Stop That Goat*

    I’m going to go ahead and pick it up. I have a question for you Alison that’s semi related. When I have some downtime, I’ll occasionally go through random posts. I think in the past, you’ve occasionally run a service offering to look at resumes and give feedback. Think you’ll be doing that again anytime soon? Sounds like a great opportunity.

      1. Stop That Goat*

        Thanks for responding. I’ll keep an eye out then. Looking forward to reading the book regardless!

  9. Newbie*

    Another success story here! Was in a I job where I was overworked, underpaid, overtime was a regular occurrence, lousy benefits and the commute didn’t help. Was burning out. Got out. Bough the book. It changed my perspective as well as my cover letter and resume. It changed how I interview. I’m now at a job where my pay is almost double, I have a good pension plan, work with a great team and have a much shorter commute. No job is perfect, but things are so much better now.

    Is it international? FWIW, I’m Canadian. :)

  10. Stinky Socks*

    I’d like to get this as a gift (heh) to my college kiddo who needs to line up an internship beginning in January. If I go through the purchase process on my end, can I send him the link or something to download the materials? Or is it okay for me to email it to him as an attachment? (I’m always wary of somehow not respecting copywrite laws…)

  11. Lady Ariel Ponyweather*

    Just bought it and am looking forward to reading it. I love the note to readers. It’s both helpful and friendly. Many thanks for the generous discount, this offer came at just the right time!

  12. FutureVeterinarian*

    Hi Allison:

    I am looking for a job. Similarly, I am a career changer looking to go into the field of veterinary medicine. I’ve been out of work for awhile and am eager to get back into the workforce again. I am seeking entry level positions which are fine as I have no experience yet. I will also be taking classes to get the necessary science background with my end goal being vet school and obtaining my DVM. Would your book be beneficial to my situation or should I stick to reading through your website for advice? My concerns going forward with my job hunt are explaining my absence from the workforce both in interviews and on my resume as well as providing references (‘I’ve been horrible keeping in touch with them, will be more cognizant of this going forward). Thanks in advance.

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      I think it would be helpful! But there’s also tons and tons of free advice right here on the site if you prefer to go that route — it’s just a lot more digging.

  13. FutureVeterinarian*

    Ah, almost forgot. Would I be able to view your e-book on all my devices after purchase (iPhone, computer, etc)? Thanks again.

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