Shine! The book that will lead to your interview success!

April 13, 2012 Posted by

Shine! - The 7 Steps System To Selling Yourself, Getting That Dream Job And Enjoying The Interview ProcessAt last ‘Shine! The 7 Steps System To Selling Yourself, Getting That Dream Job And Enjoying The Interview Process’ is here and is a FREE resource for you.

I have decided to give away this valuable book.

All you have to do is complete the sign-in form to the right of this in the sidebar.

You will then have access to this excellent book.


This book is for you if:

You are going for your first job interview, or have been trying for some time – the Shine System guides you to success.

You are unsure how to prepare for your interview -the Shine System gives you the step-by-step fail safe guide.

You have had some setbacks from previous interviews – the Shine System reaffirms your skills and renews your self-belief.

You are affected by nerves – the Shine System gives you techniques to control and banish those nerves.


The 7 Steps System was developed in a practical training environment and has been used by 100?s of delegates to great success. This is a proven System.  This System changes the way you look at interviews and being interviewed.  I developed this guide so that the System could be readily available to more people than I could possibly train individually.  I created it to be fully accessible and easy to follow as if I am training you personally.

Here are some testimonials from recent training courses:

Training was excellent and has given me the skills I needed to have confidence in interviews. Jo Burt, Manchester UK.

The Training experience has been excellent.  Very relevant in preparing me for my next interview and future ones.  I feel a lot more relaxed about my coming interview. Thanks.  Natalie Hailwood, Manchester UK.

Melanie had my interest from the beginning of the session.  Her passion for her work came through and helped me to believe in myself.  Melanie helped me to begin my preparation.  Excellent training  well worth it and has helped during this very difficult time.  Caroline Sullen, Manchester UK.

The Training has helped me feel more confident in myself and about preparing for interviews.  Denise Murton UK.

Very relevant! Just at the right time! It has already had an impact on the way I perceive interviews. Michelle Swann, UK.

Today has made me feel much more confident about the whole interview process.  Debbie Baxter, UK.

Good course gave me the ability to be able to prepare in confidence with a focused starting point.  It really has impacted on my state of mind and confidence.  Lynne Swindlehurst, UK.

The content was extremely relevant.  It has given me an insight and the capability to apply up and coming jobs with confidence.  Jan Bradburn, UK

It gives you a concrete System of how to prepare physically, emotionally and mentally for your interview.
If you want that Dream Job then this shows you how to get there.  It will involve effort and commitment on your behalf, but doesn’t everything we really want involve that?  However, that effort will have a focus with the System, making it a very productive time for you.
The difference The Seven Steps System does is to get you into the mind-sets of preparation and success using practical actions that can massively build your confidence.

The 7 Steps are:

Step 1 – Choose Positive Words To Describe Yourself
Step 2 – Skills Audit –The Pegging Technique
Step 3 – Knowing The Types Of Interview Question
Step 4 – Identifying The Potential Questions
Step 5 – Increase Your Power Leverage In The Recruitment Process
Step 6 –The Confident Self – Conquering The Fears
Step 7 – Preparation, Preparation, Preparation!

Within each of the Steps there are practical actions for you to do that naturally build up your level of confidence and motivation for success.  For example, The Pegging Technique is an original method to enable you to recall information during the interview.

So if you feel you struggle at interviews or just want to get your confidence back after some setbacks then all you have to do is complete the form in the side bar and you will have clear focus of what to do to effectively prepare for your interview.

Here’s to your interview success and fulfilling your dreams



The Power of Purpose

July 11, 2011 Posted by

The Power of Purpose

Recently I went to a presentation given by Paul Dunn.  He is the Chairman of an amazing and powerful concept that creates a habit out of giving to social causes worldwide.  To make the world a better place for everyone.  Now you may be wondering what this has to do with interview techniques and tips.  Well I listened to his presentation with great interest as I saw a connection in his message of giving and purpose, to that of going for an interview.  When one goes for an interview what makes that person stand out from the rest is a clarity of their purpose.  What I mean by this is not a clarity of purpose to get the job that is too narrow a purpose, but an understanding in yourself of the WHY you want the job.  In other words what is your purpose?  Why are you here going for this job?

Have a look at a Tedx talk given By Paul Dunn which just might give you an insight to what I saw. 
In this talk he is describing the creation of the Buy1 Give1 company.

The presentation I saw had similar content to this recorded one.  Afterwards I chatted to Paul and asked if he would be willing to be interviewed for this website.  He was surprised to be asked to be interviewed about interviews but he willingly agreed and now I have 30 minutes of his wisdom and very useful tips on interviews.  I will be letting you know very soon how you can get to hear this interview.  In particular how you create the WOW when in an interview.

If you are interested in knowing more about Paul Dunn and his achievements. Have a look at his exceptional book The Firm of the Future: A Guide for Accountants, Lawyers, and Other Professional Services which he co-authored with Ronald J Barker.  Particularly visit the sample ‘look inside’ the book pages because there is so much value in that alone.  Although it is not directly relevant to Interview techniques and tips it does I believe have a relevance to how you present yourself. After all many of you will be wanting to do well in your new job and possibly be a leader in a Firm of the Future.


Practical Interview Tip for medical sales? Getting The Field Ride-Alongs!

July 10, 2011 Posted by

This is a particularly excellent video because it gives you a practical strategy to actually get insider knowledge while at the same time the chance to increase your confidence and potentially build your networking abilities.
This is aimed at the medical sales representative business. But try it within your own field. It will work in any situation.

When you are approaching people to get this kind of experience you are really honing your communication skills. This will strengthen your networking skills and your confidence will grow because you are taking action.

Just think laterally from this video idea. I have done this many times in my life. If something is out there that I want to get involved in or apply for or learn I look for the experts and ask to see them in action to literally go along with them for free! My first most significant example of this was in real estate. I was really interested in getting into this business and in particular as a qualified chartered surveyor. I contacted a local firm, that wasn’t advertising at that time for jobs, and asked them to let me a company a chartered surveyor as they went out to various properties to carry out valuations and surveys.

Although I actually didn’t go into this line of work but that experience has enabled me to build a small property portfolio. I was able to choose good property from bad and have a solid understanding of the business. And to think so many years later I got my information and also the confidence for free.

All it takes is for you to think about what you would like to know and from whom and then go out there and ask to volunteer to help out or just to observe. All it costs is your time. Whatever happens, you will learn something about that business about what you want and about who you are.
Just go ahead, think laterally and you can be surprised by what you can achieve. Nearly every entrepreneur that I have read about or met talks about how there is no need to reinvent the wheel. All you need to do is model yourself on what is happening out there, copy it then adapt it to your purpose. Peggy McKee (Snr recruiter – PHC Consulting – specializing in medical, laboratory, healthcare and clinical diagnostics sales and support personnel) explains using the ride along or field preceptorship to better prepare for the medical sales interview process.


Best Job Interview EVER!!!!

May 30, 2011 Posted by

Have an interview? Don’t screw it up! Watch this and forward it to everyone you know who’s job searching!
Video Rating: 4 / 5


VCN #5 The Phone Interview

May 29, 2011 Posted by

Veredus Corporation is a professional technology staffing firm headquartered in Tampa, FL with offices in Orlando, South Florida, Atlanta GA, Richmond VA and Raleigh NC. Visit us at for information about interviewing, open IT jobs, and help with your career within the field.
Video Rating: 5 / 5


Interview Preparation Presentation

May 29, 2011 Posted by

This Interview Preparation workshop video will help you prepare for job interviews. It helps you make a good first impression, prepare for Traditional and Behavioural Interview questions, and come up with questions to ask the employer. Additional interview practice videos can be viewed at the Bradford WORKS Employment Resource, 95 Holland Street West, Bradford, Ontario.
Video Rating: 0 / 5

Sales Position? What to bring to the job interview?

May 29, 2011 Posted by Peggy McKee (sales recruiter for over 10 years) gives you tips and ideas on how to think and strategize and then execute in the interview to differentiate yourself and get the job. Specifically, here she gives advice on what the best prepared candidate will bring to the interview. Brag Book, Resume, 30 day sales plan, etc…


Job Interview Tips Techniques and Skills Video by Job Interview Quesions

May 29, 2011 Posted by

Video Rating: 0 / 5

Successful Job Interview: 10 deadly job interview mistakes.mp4

May 28, 2011 Posted by Are you prolonging your job search by making these 10 Mistakes we make almost automatically as job seekers? They can seriously impact your search success. Learn the secrets to making your next interview your last interview.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Interviewing help, questions NOT to ask

May 28, 2011 Posted by

Interviewing tips, interviewing advice, interviewer questions, asking questions, Company You™ Workshops | The Interviewing Coaching Corner | Questions You Should NOT Ask

Successful Job Interview: 2 Tips to Creating the All Important Chemistry.mp4

May 28, 2011 Posted by In the interview process, both sides are asking: Do I like this person? Will I enjoy working with them? I and my recruiter friends always say “It always comes down to chemistry.” Without being phony, you have a great deal of control over the chemistry they feel. Here are two tips to get you started! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thank you for watching.

Job Interviews & Offers : How to Compose a Thank You Letter After a Job Interview

May 28, 2011 Posted by

In order to write a thank you letter after a job interview, the interviewee should thank the interviewer for their time and include something that stood out about the interviewer. Compose a thank you letter after a job interview withtips from a management and sales trainer in this free video series on career information. Expert: Gloria Dixon Campbell Bio: Gloria Dixon Campbell has an executive MBA in management from the University of South Florida, and a BA in Sociology from the University of West Florida. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Video Rating: 5 / 5

How to prepare for the toughest interview questions?

May 28, 2011 Posted by Peggy McKee – the medical sales recruiter gives tips and techniques on how to prepare for the toughest interview questions.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Second Interview Tips

May 28, 2011 Posted by Second interview tips for everyone. Learn how to succeed in the second job interview. Do not expect to beat the competitors with your resume or experiences in the second interview. Those are not important in this phase of recruiting. Learn from the presented second interview tips what really matters in the second interview.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

How to pass an Interview

May 28, 2011 Posted by

This video was originally done as a part of a presentation about how to pass an interview. At the time I filmed it, I ran into camera and computer issues, resulting in sound and video issues. The video served it’s purpose for class, so regardless of the quality, the information presented in an loosely based “The Office” format is still useful and relevant if you want a few tips and pointers on how to pass an interview. Credits: Russblue11′s “‘The Office’ String Quartet”