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!

{ 26 comments… read them below }

  1. Laura*

    Hi! I’ve really loved the free interview guide and would really love to buy this one too – but I’m not in the USA and wanted to check if the content is also directed at international readers? Cheers!

    1. Blue Anne*

      I found it very applicable to me when I lived in the UK, although I guess business standards aren’t very different between US and UK!

    2. Ask a Manager* Post author

      I think the biggest difference is cover letters and thank-you notes, but those are pretty small portions of the guide. From the feedback I get from readers, the rest seems to apply in the UK.

  2. Just Employed Here*

    A couple of possibly stupid questions (that I didn’t find the answers to by clicking Add to Cart):

    1. Which format is the book in?
    2. Does it matter what country I’m in?

    1. epi*

      I purchased it today.

      It comes in a ZIP file that contains the book in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats so you’re probably covered. I’m in the US so I can’t say for sure if there are any rights or compatibility issues that might affect you, but format-wise, you’re probably covered.

      1. Ask a Manager* Post author

        Yes! You’ll get it in EPUB and MOBI, which will cover you for any e-reader or tablet you use, and PDF in case you don’t want to use one of those. Should work in any country.

        1. Just Employed Here*

          Done! :-)

          (I was a bit unpleasantly surprised, though, that it seems I had to open a PayPal account (or, in my case, dig out a decade+ old one) to be able to buy the book. I thought “PayPal, credit, or debit card” meant just that: that I could use a card and not have to (re)start an account somewhere. I’m trying to simplify my life at the moment…)

          1. Ask a Manager* Post author

            Nope, you don’t need to open a Paypal account! It will take you to a Paypal screen because they’re the payment processors, but you can just pay with a credit card.

            1. Just Employed Here*

              It didn’t let me through without filling out those fields (after having filled out my name, credit card details, and address). I had to either give my existing PayPal info or open an account to get further in the process.

              1. Ask a Manager* Post author

                Hmmm, it may have been a fluke! I just tested it and it’s offering the “pay with credit card” option starting from the first page of the shopping cart.

                1. Just Employed Here*

                  I just tried it again, just to check, with two different browsers, and I didn’t have a “pay as guest” option.

                  I’m in the EU, which might explain why we’re seeing different things.

  3. BRR*

    I would 1,000% recommend this book. I know how fake this sounds but I actually had the pdf open when this posted to reference some common interview questions.

  4. TheAssistant*

    I got so excited I just bought it without the discount code! Ha. I’m sharing this with my partner, who is awesome in every way and takes rejection SO PERSONALLY that it is causing a strain in our relationship.

    Even full price it is way cheaper than couples’ therapy! Here’s hoping she gets out of her toxic job soon.

  5. k.k*

    I purchased this book a while ago and highly recommend it. I found the section on interviews most helpful. I often struggle with coming up with useful questions to ask my interviewers and this has really helped.

  6. Just Jules*

    Help! I’m sure it’s user error on my end, but the download button wouldn’t work. I tried refreshing the page and now that page went away. I promise I’m usually very computer literate, but I can’t find a download link on my Paypl receipt and I’m at a loss on how to proceed. Any suggestions? I’m so excited to read the book!!

  7. Lisa B*

    Any issues if I buy it but send it to someone? I mentor someone trying to break into a new field and I think this would be excellent for them! I went up to the payment screen but don’t see an option to give her e-mail address as the recipient instead of mine as the purchaser.

      1. Gumby*

        I did the same thing – ordered two so I could give one to a friend. Is there any problem with just forwarding the email with the link to her? Or should I provide her email separately?

  8. Hopeful*

    Been thinking about this for a while and am excited to have just purchased my copy! Looking forward to reading it and using it as part of my job search post-maternity leave.

  9. vr larson*

    Thanks for the coupon code on this ebook! I had actually looked at this book a couple of weeks ago when I was interviewing and considering accepting a new job offer but didn’t quite want to pay $25. I do a pretty good job of interviewing, and I will start my new job in about a week and a half. But I’m still curious and it’s always good to learn more directly from a hiring manager! I know my new job will not be my last!

    The table of contents look great–just the topics to which most people want answers!

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