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The book that launched Ask The Headhunter
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By Nick Corcodilos
North Bridge Press, 1994


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Note: This book is similar to Nick's later book, Ask The Headhunter: Reinventing the interview to win the job (Penguin Plume, 1997), which is no longer in print.

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"Forget everything you have ever learned about how to behave during a job interview. The New Interview Instruction Book is an unusual opportunity to learn from an expert."

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Yes, 1995!
Who is Nick?

The New Interview
Instruction Book

A Guide to Winning Job Offers
Using Proven Techniques
Developed by Headhunters

By Nick Corcodilos
North Bridge Press, 1994

Long out of print, limited copies of
the original edition are now available on
the 20th anniversary of its release.
This is not a reprint - it's the original book!

20 years ago, Ask The Headhunter was a discussion forum on Prodigy, and
The New Interview Instruction Book was for sale only by mail order direct from Nick Corcodilos and the Motley Fool. It was in this book that Nick introduced the key concepts and methods that are still the foundation of Ask The Headhunter --  methods for landing the right job by demonstrating that you can do the job profitably.


"Nick Corcodilos explodes the myths about conventional job-hunting. Beware, this isnít a traditional guide to unloading resumes. This is a new approach to winning job offers. We got it, read it, and liked it. A lot." David Gardner, The Motley Fool

Originally released in 1995

The New Interview Instruction Book was published by North Bridge Press in December 1994 and released in 1995. It quickly became a mail-order best-seller. Major corporations took notice -- and used the book as a recruiting and hiring tool.

A later edition (now out of print) was published by Penguin Plume as Ask The Headhunter: Reinventing the interview to win the job and instantly became an international best-seller in the U.S., U.K., China, Taiwan and Brazil. As a result, The New Interview Instruction Book  was taken off the market -- but a number of copies were preserved in cold storage.

Now, on the 20th anniversary of the first release,
this rarity is available until the limited supply runs out!

Please Note: This classic book is similar to Nick's later book, Ask The Headhunter: Reinventing the interview to win the job (Penguin Plume, 1997), which is no longer in print.

If you're a long-time Ask The Headhunter fan and don't have either of these books, you'll love The New Interview Instruction Book! You'll see how Nick elaborated the methods that mark his advice today -- including powerful how-to steps for managing your interviews.

"Since 1994, I've answered over 35,000 questions from Ask The Headhunter readers. I've written over a dozen other books and thousands of articles and syndicated columns about job hunting and hiring. The New Interview Instruction Book still stands as my best work, encompassing the most important lessons I've  learned as a headhunter -- and that I teach to job candidates who win offers around the world."    Nick Corcodilos

The book features Nick's early, iconoclastic advice, fresh from his career as a Silicon Valley headhunter -- bent on smashing America's broken employment system. Check out the Table Of Contents, which includes these sections and much, much more:

  Winning The Job by Doing The Job
  Six Secrets of The New Interview
  Mastering Your Attitude
  Controlling The Interview
  Jump Starting A New Job
  Headhunter's Secrets
  Interview-itis: Have You Got It?

Is it any good today?

Does a 20-year-old book that teaches iconoclastic interview methods mean anything today?

"My interview preparation was focused on doing the job during the interview as per the advice in your book. This was probably the best advice anyone gave me. My focus was on practically demonstrating the value I would bring to my new employer from Day 1. I shudder to think what the results would have been in this very competitive environment had I not gotten or followed your advice." Artaj Singh, 1998

If you're familiar with the acclaimed Ask The Headhunter website, blog, and newsletter, you know that Nick's methods are so fundamental that they stand the test of time. 

Yes -- the methods in this book are just as valid and powerful today as they were in 1995! In fact, they're the time-tested basis of everything you read today on Ask The Headhunter!

Oh, there are of course some anachronisms in the book! Want ads? (What are they?) The Alta Vista search engine? (Say what?) And a few more anomalies of a distant time!

The Core Ask The Headhunter Lessons

Whether you'd like a copy because you missed it in 1995, or because you need its insider's insights and timeless methods today... The New Interview Instruction Book still delivers the core Ask The Headhunter lessons about how to win the right job!

  • The Four  Questions are still the best way to judge a job opportunity -- and to prepare for an interview.

  • Understanding Interview-itis still saves you valuable time and energy when selecting employers.

  • Broken jobs? You still must recognize and avoid them!

  • Doing the job to win the job is still the surest way to get an offer!

  • Taking control of interviews is still the best way to stand out!

  • Nick's Interview Instructions still work -- and always will -- because employers always want proof that you do profitable work!

  • The Power Of The Offer still helps job applicants negotiate powerfully and helps avoid the anguish of broken jobs!

The New Interview Instruction Book
is still
The guide to winning job offers
using proven techniques developed by headhunters! 


"An iconoclastic, cut-to-the-chase book on how to find and win the right job. And if youíre a manager, a new way to think about hiring." Electronic Engineering Times, 1995


Here's just some of what you'll learn from
The New Interview Instruction Book

  • How to control your next meeting with an employer

  • How to use the methods headhunters depend on to learn what job opportunities REALLY exist in a company

  • How to use The Four Questions to distinguish a right interview from a wrong one

  • How to go beyond resumes and traditional interviews to communicate directly with a manager who needs you

  • How to avoid personnel departments

  • How to get to the right hiring manager

  • How to get employees to recommend you to their boss

  • How to have references recommend you BEFORE you interview

  • Why one candidate loses, and another wins: The critical difference between "doing the interview" and "doing the job."

  • How the headhunter gets an employer to treat a job candidate like a valued employee -- you can do it, too!

  • How to eliminate delays between an interview and an offer

  • How to use the one thing you and the employer have in common to get and hold his attention

  • How to jump-start a job in the interview

  • How to gain a powerful negotiating position and optimize any job offer


  • Step By Step: How to DO THE JOB in your interview, rather than just answer questions

  • Worksheets that show you how to apply the techniques headhunters use

  • Exercises that teach you how to compellingly communicate your value to an employer

The New Interview Flowchart shows the key steps
to a job offer, from p. 154.]

The New Interview
Instruction Book

A Guide to Winning Job Offers Using
Proven Techniques Developed by Headhunters

The original edition! Not a reprint!

By Nick Corcodilos
North Bridge Press, 1994

The supply of original copies of this 1995 classic is limited!


Please Note: This classic book is similar to Nick's later book, Ask The Headhunter: Reinventing the interview to win the job (Penguin Plume, 1997), which is no longer in print.


$29.95 US

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