QVC Host Sells a Job Interview Strategy That Works

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After losing his job, Rafe Gomez found a new career and shares his rehirement secrets in his new audiobook, WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

The way that most job seekers prepare for their interviews is completely wrong and doomed to fail

In 2008, Rafe Gomez was the host of a top-rated radio show called The Groove Boutique, which aired on smooth jazz radio stations in markets across the United States, including Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco, San Diego, and New York. He also performed live at jazz festivals and on jazz cruises, produced hit records, and sold jazz CDs as a guest host on QVC.

When the The Groove Boutique was cancelled due to the economic downturn, Gomez found that his other employment opportunities disappeared as well.

''I didn't realize how closely all of the other work that I did was connected to the existence of The Groove Boutique,'' says Gomez. ''I tried to find a new syndicator to distribute the show, but I wasn't successful.''

Gomez spent the next year and a half looking for a new job, but found all doors closed: smooth jazz radio stations were going off the air from coast to coast, and radio stations in general were laying off thousands of employees.

''My savings were drained, my options were running out, and my career as a jazz DJ, personality, and performer was over,'' Gomez says. ''I needed a new direction and a new job or my family and I would have been in serious trouble. My wife and I were very, very scared.''

Gomez devised an idea for a new program called Rockmixx and presented it to rock radio stations using sales and presentation techniques that were successful for him on QVC. The response to his new show was overwhelmingly positive, and in July 2009, he signed the show to ABC Radio Networks for national distribution.

Gomez realized that the unique approach that he used to successfully sell Rockmixx would be highly effective in job interview situations. He wrote, performed, and produced an audiobook version of his rehirement strategy and has made it available on Audible.com as WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? A POWERFUL NEW INTERVIEW STRATEGY TO GET YOU HIRED IN TODAY'S ECONOMY.

"The way that most job seekers prepare for their interviews is completely wrong and doomed to fail," says Gomez. ''They don't understand that the interview isn't about them, it's about the benefits that they can deliver to their potential employer. The 'what's in it for me' which I use in the audiobook's title is the thought that's going through the mind of an interviewer when he's meeting with a job candidate. And if that candidate doesn't clearly identify the what's-in-it-for-me benefits that he can bring to the company, that candidate will not get the job, regardless of his accomplishments, credentials, and experience.''

In addition to explaining how to effectively sell the benefits that job seekers can bring to their potential employers, Gomez also teaches how to gain control over the interview process, which increases confidence and reduces anxiety.

''I lay out a comprehensive strategy that gives job seekers a strong sense of focus and a decisive edge over their competition,'' Gomez says. ''It's an exciting, revolutionary, and - most importantly - effective way of handling the interview process that will present you as the best candidate for a job and an essential solution for an interviewer's organization.''

Incorporating jazzy music, entertaining pop cultural references (including a detailed analysis of the success of the Snuggie infomercial), and plenty of real world examples, Gomez shares valuable insights that will be a revelation to most job seekers.

''The detailed, logical, and easy-to-understand information that I present in WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? got me hired in a difficult economy as well as an industry - radio - that's having a very tough time. It will be just as valuable for anyone who's looking to gain an empowering perspective that will help them get the new job that they want and need.''

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