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Barry Cohen: Interview Preparation

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Barry Cohen is a Senior Career / Life Coach Consultant with numerous awards, media appearances and 20+ years of experience assisting thousands of thousands of job seekers, from welfare mothers to CEO’s in getting hired into new and more rewarding positions, 60% of whom have landed jobs within 60 days.  He has worked with a wide range of candidates, including downsized employees, CEO’s, returning seniors, Green Card H-1 seekers, college graduates, refugees, veterans, political asylum applicants and welfare mothers. He is the author of “Power Interviewing: How to Get the Job You Really Want!” (Llumina Press, 2003 – revised 2013).

Prior to joining Mullin International Career Consultants, he served as the University Employment Coordinator – Office of Academic Affairs for the City University of New York overseeing career counseling and job placement for 14 New York City colleges. He is credited for placing over 10,000 individuals into new positions, which earned him the prestigious “Human Resource Administration’s Roundtable Employment Award.”  Before transitioning to the career management field, he was the first National Sales Manager for SNAPPLE Beverages taking a start-up to national prominence.

About our discussion he says, "'In this tough-to-get-a-job' economy, showing up for an interview is not enough anymore. A judgement of a hiring manager of an interviewee is made within 5 - 7 seconds. The decision NOT to make a hire is made within 20 seconds! Showing up on time with a resume is not enough anymore. Although, 'you don't judge a book by the cover,' everyone does and everyone will. The key is to MANAGE the hiring manager's PECEPTION of you. Learn how to do just that."

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