Hire Me, Inc.: Package Yourself to Get Your Dream Job

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Comprehensive job search guide with an entrepreneurial twist

This innovative book helps you think of yourself as owning your own company— positioning yourself as the sole product. Hire Me, Inc. puts you in charge of marketing yourself through all phases of the job search. The cover letter presents the “product” and demonstrates its competitive advantage. Business cards and resumes brand the applicant. The interview is the sales pitch. It’s a whole new concept of how you can present yourself—as a special commodities the hiring organization must have. This theme is carried through the entire job search process, from researching job openings and attending job fairs, to applying and interviewing, to negotiating the final offer. Exercises and activities make this book interactive.

From the Back Cover

Become the Next Big Thing

Entrepreneurial thinking grew Starbucks from a mom and pop coffee shop to a global brand. Donald Trump used it to move from a run-of-the-mill real estate investor to a mega-millionaire. And, now, it can change the way you tackle job hunting forever. Instead of being a job seeker, envision yourself in a uniquely entrepreneurial way-as the ultimate product.

Your company is Hire Me, Inc.-and you are its only product. From packaging to features and benefits to negotiation, Roy J. Blitzer shows you how to present and sell yourself the way a CEO would sell his best product. Use this easy to read, easy to absorb, easy to implement method and you’ll never approach a job opportunity the same way again. The result will put you one step ahead of the competition and hiring companies will be convinced they can’t function without you.

Get the ultimate job by packaging yourself as the ultimate product!

Hire Me, Inc. Interviews : That Get Offers (Paperback)

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

To land your dream job, take cues from the interviewing experts: the world’s best salespeople! After all, isn’t an interview actually a sales pitch?

In the original Hire Me, Inc., Roy Blitzer showed you how to package yourself as the ultimate product. Now, he reveals the secrets successful salespeople use so you can sell yourself and land the job of your dreams! He offers strategies to:

  • Make an unforgettable first impression, from style to grooming to your handshake
  • Create an instant rapport with your interviewer
  • Identify company needs-and tailor your answers to address them
  • Impress your interviewer with savvy questions
  • Convince the company that you’re the best person for the job

Get the ultimate job by pitching yourself as the ultimate product

About the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

Hire Me, Inc. Resumes and Cover Letters : That Get Results (Paperback)

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Hire Me, Inc. Resumes and Cover Letters

Here’s the secret to getting your foot in the door for the job of your dreams: Market yourself with your resume and cover letter using the same methods a CEO uses to sell his products. Career expert Roy J. Blitzer shows you how to use these tools to stand out as a top candidate that any organization will jump to hire.

Blitzer reveals why standard, template resumes aren’t enough. Instead, he shows you how to focus on measurable results and accomplishments to prove your worth and outshine your competition.

Valuable sample resumes, lists of the top action words, exercises and fill-in-the-blank work sheets help you craft a resume that gets you noticed-and hired.

About the Author

Roy J. Blitzer is an executive coach and management consultant with 30 years of experience as a human resources and business management professional.

Find the Bathrooms First (Paperback)

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

This is not one more book about how to dress or how to conduct yourself in a new job. It is about taking care of yourself in a new job, and how getting your needs met can be the best strategy for making you a productive contributor in any new situation. It is also about actively directing your career, about the basis for making good choices, and measuring your choices carefully.

5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous, September 16, 2001
By Iain Duncan-Smith (Westminster, Canada) - See all my reviews

Roy Blitzer is spot on in his helpful guide to starting a new job. I’m only days into my new job and already I have found the advice invaluable. There’s so much to take in both in terms of the tasks to be done and the people to meet and this book helps ease that awkward transition. The title may be jokey, but the advice is actually sound - knowing where the toilet is situated is pretty important. In my last job I immediately made the wrong impression on my colleagues after I went awol from my desk for almost 45 minutes wandering around aimlessly with an expression on my face which must have given away the fact that I was clenching the turtles neck for all I was worth. The boss finding me squatting in the bushes next to the car park, jettisoning a foul payload didn’t exactly enhance that impression. But full marks to the author for a fantastic guide.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Foundation, September 16, 2011

There is a lot of good examples in here. This book provides a solid foundation.

Office Smarts: 252 Tips for Success in the Workplace

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Office Smarts: 252 Tips for Success in the Workplace

  • Publisher: Globe Pequot; 1st edition (May 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564403866
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564403865

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Articles And Publications

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Roy J. Blitzer, an Executive and Management Consultant, has 30 years’ experience as a human resources and business management professional.  He has held numerous positions, such as Manager of Training and Corporate Communications, Founding Principal, Vice President, and Senior Executive Consultant

Roy J. Blitzer, is the author of five books, Office Smarts: 252 Tips for Success in the Workplace, Find the Bathrooms First, and the HIRE ME, INC. series (Package Yourself to Get Your Dream Job, Interviews that Get Offers, and Resumes that Get Results), Roy has been published in numerous journals and magazines many of which are archived in this website.

Can Coaching Help Your Business?

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Roy J. Blitzer

Wednesday, February 11, 2009; 12:00 AM

The economy is in the tank right now, and managing costs will be a key ingredient to companies’ survival and growth. And even though an AON 2008 consulting survey discovered that 58 percent of all organizations are faced with leadership shortages, many of those same organizations are cutting the executive development budget to help in the cost-cutting category.

Before you do that, think twice and think hard. Taking development away from your executives may not be the wisest move. Leading in difficult times is a special skill, and a key leader can benefit from executive one-on-one coaching that teaches him how to navigate the storm.Effective Executive CoachingThough already-on-staff personnel can use the coach’s external perspective, an added benefit is this one-on-one time frees the boss, who’s often the mentor when there’s no coach, to put her energies to other assignments. The effective coach works with leaders (both those who’re in high gear or those who’re getting into trouble) to do the following:

  • Recalibrate their success metrics
  • Polish their leadership styles
  • Realign their priorities
  • Lead teams more powerfully
  • Navigate for the uncertain future

The coach crafts a program personally tailored to the individual; measurable and agreed-upon by both the boss and/or board of directors; and fits the goals of the organization, especially during times of intense change and ambiguity.

New-to-the-company staff leaders can also benefit from coaching. A staff leader can use the coach to help him do the following:

  • Clarify new boss expectations
  • Build all-important peer and cross functional relationships
  • Understand the cultural and political nuances
  • Assess what has worked in the past that can be integrated into the new environment

One-on-One Coaching Model

In either case, the coaching relationship will enhance the skills that are required to lead or manage in changing and difficult times. Investing in this kind of talent development is a long-term strategy decision and one that can be justified in the one-on-one coaching model, which looks like this:

Coach meets with the manager and HR to discuss candidate goals and reach an agreement on targets.Coach meets with candidate to gather personal history and career data and reach an agreement on goals and engagement expectations.The assessment process begins, using various instruments and 360 feedback from employees that work closely with the candidate.Feedback is collected and analyzed to determine assets and liabilities and presented to the candidate.Candidate creates a behaviorally specific developmental plan and determines the desired outcomes that include input from a manager and/or an HR contact.Plan is implemented to include time frames and appropriate tools.Coach works with candidate to integrate the new behaviors with regular one-on-one sessions.Coach reassesses the close-working employees, evaluates and reports input and incremental shifts. Engagement closes or extends with revised objectives.

Selecting a CoachSelecting the appropriate coach means finding one who best fits a candidate. While personalities may vary, an effective professional should have the following qualifications:

Industry experience and exposure to senior staff issues and concernsGraduate level education in business management or the behavioral sciencesExposure and/or certification in a variety of assessment tools (and the ability to give feedback)Five-plus years of corporate coachingBroad exposure and expertise in organizational change

When the going gets tough, the tough should use executive development to help meet goals, rather than eliminate the opportunity. A coach can reinforce necessary skills for both the existing and new personnel required to move the organization forward, and the coaching engagement is directly related to helping leaders move forward and manage successfully in tough times.Roy J. Blitzer (Palo Alto, Calif.) is an executive coach and career management counselor with more than 30 years’ business management experience. An adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco, San Jose State University, and Menlo College, he sits on the board of directors for the Institute of Social Responsibility and the Institute for Effective School Leadership. He is also the author of five books includingHire Me Inc.,Hire Me Inc. Interviews, andHire Me Inc. Resume and Cover Letters, available fromEntrepreneur Press, and sold by all major booksellers.

The Palo Alto Story Project interviews Roy Blitzer

Friday, March 13th, 2009

The Palo Alto Story Project interviews Roy Blitzer, a Palo Alto resident who recalls a memorable night as a Human Relations Commissioner. Recorded at the Palo Alto Weekly on Aug. 19, 2009. The Palo…