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The Peak Interview - 3rd Edition

The Peak Interview - 3rd Edition [Kindle Edition]

Bill Burnett
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The 3rd Edition of this powerful interview book brings additional elements of competitive advantage to the job applicant. Used successfully by CEOs this book has been the best kept secret in the job search world. Once you read it, you won't want your competition to know about it. But when you land, give the book to a friend.

"THE BEST INTERVIEW OF MY LIFE" "Recently, I had the most important job interview in my 20-year career, and for some last minute advice on 'winning over the competition' I phoned a dear friend and her husband, an executive with a Fortune 500 company. Instead of providing advice on how to answer interview questions, they provided me with some great questions to ask the hiring manager. The questions came from Mr. Burnett's "The Peak Interview". I quickly acquired a copy of his book and devoured it in just a couple of hours. I applied the book's techniques and as a result, the interview was the best interview of my life. They called with the job offer last night!" Lisa Wadlington, Memphis TN, 10 Aug 2010 New insights into the job interview process can give you an edge to win the interview and get the job. By the time you get to the job interview, the company has determined you are qualified for the job. But so are all the other interviewees. Your experience, skills, competencies, and abilities will not differentiate you. Your competition is just as qualified as you are. You need an edge. Great jazz soloists know that when they are playing a solo, they have to hit one or two peaks in the body of the solo and end with a flourish. That's because people evaluate an experience based on its peaks (good or bad) and how the experience ended. The rest of the experience is remembered, but the evaluation of the experience is based on its peaks, and how it ends. This is called the 'Peak/End rule'. Psychologist Daniel Kahneman is credited with describing this rule. His insight had such a big impact on the study of Economics that he won the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics, despite being a psychologist who never took any economics courses. The Peak Interview shows you how to leverage this insight as you prepare for, and produce an outstanding interview. This insight can boost your chances of winning the interview and getting the job.

About the Author

With more than thirty years of business experience, Bill Burnett is a problem solver and a proven leader. He has led both line organizations larger than 250 people, and staff groups with less than ten people. Burnett's special talent is his ability to recognize and leverage hidden inventiveness of knowledgeably internal employees. His track record of building and leading problem solving teams at both the global and local level has delivered ingenious performance improvements in Product Development,Business Models, Customer Service, Operations, Network Infrastructure, Systems Functionality, and Policy Management. Burnett has traveled to and worked with a multitude of cultures in local businesses in over sixty-five countries.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1238 KB
  • Print Length: 119 pages
  • Publisher: WBurnett LLC; 3 edition (23 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FROU6A8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #707,249 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly relevant, despite the 'Atlantic Gap' 4 Dec 2013
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Seems we have no review from the old side of the pond on this book.

In short, this book is about how to approach and conduct an interview in a manner which will make you stand out from the other candidates. Don't be put off by the fact it's American - having worked for two American firms in my careers, I can vouch for the fact that there's no difference between the two countries when it comes to recruiting, especially mid-senior staff.

I've spent my 16 corporate years selling, and much of this book taps into modern techniques high level salespeople use in the loosely defined area of 'client value'. Unlike other books on getting jobs, this isn't about mind games, saying the right things, or even doing the right things. This is about approaching the whole process from the start in a particular and innovative state of mind.

As a career seller, I have no real concept of how nerve racking interviews must be for non sellers, it's second nature for me. However, this book reaffirmed what I would consider best practice at presenting yourself to a prospective employer, or indeed any situation where you need to make a positive, lasting, impression.

Thoroughly recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Peak Interview - A Must Read 17 Jun 2013
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The "Peak Interview" is more than a book that tells you what to do in an interview, it shows you how to interview. I was lucky enough to hear Bill speak at the Executive Networking Group meeting in Arlington Heights, IL. Both his material, presentation, and book created a sense of calmness and confidence for me. A few weeks later, I was at an exclusive Networking Roundtable meeting where the speaker asked all 25 of us to present ourselves and tell the group what the last book was they read. Two of the 25 said "The Peak Interview", which got the rest of the group asking us lots of questions. After reading the book, I used it's concepts in interviews with great results to close on two offers. My friend Mike read the book and he used Bill's suggestions to land a job on the second interview. This is a must have book for all people. It has a simple, straight forward message that can be applied to so many personal and business situations in daily life. I highly recommend "The Peak Interview" and give it 5 Stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You absolutely need this book before you take any interview 24 May 2013
By Vishali Chandramouli - Published on
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I read this book for the first time about a month ago, a couple of days before my interview. Prior to this, I had read many blogs and books on how to win the interview, how to beat it and so on. I had also attended several successful and not-so-successful interviews. No other words stuck in my mind and memory as much as what I read in this book. The three "Peaks" that Bill Burnett talks about, all lead to the lesson that the interview is not just about yapping on about oneself. It is also about being sensitive to the listener's thoughts, words and really listening to the interviewer. They are humans too and being able to connect in that short 30 minute or 1 hour of an interview means that you are half-way there in winning them over. Consciously following through on connecting with my interviewers helped and I got the role I wanted. I dont know if my interviewers(now my colleagues) can really identify the exact tipping factor...But I felt really positive, good and felt like I had made a connection thanks to the lessons from this book. This is a must-read! The book is a quick read with interesting stories and anecdotes that really drive the message home.
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for those in transition 22 Mar 2014
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A mix of science and common sense provides great advice for those interviewing. A quick read, with a lot of good ideas to help one get ready to deliver a strong performance.
4.0 out of 5 stars Practical guide 20 Jan 2014
By Jan Davis - Published on
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I've tested the key questions in interviews, and they really do work. It's absolutely true: the interviewer who talks most rates the interviewee highest!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 7 Jan 2014
By Tim Scott - Published on
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This is an easy read packed full of real, practical advice. I was able to apply what I read immediately and the results were amazing.
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