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YOU’RE HIRED! A Book for Young Job Seekers

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Are job interviews a test of skill or a test of knowledge or a test of imagination? Are job interviews a check of personality, or a check of organisational fitment? You’re Hired! the latest from Popular Prakashan, walks you through live interviews that test all of skill, knowledge, imagination and personality. Not only that, it hand holds you through the whys of what are asked in interviews and tell you lets you know what interviewer is looking to hear.

They say there are no right answers at a job interview. There are really no wrong answers too. Answers to an interview are really a matter of perspective. You’re Hired! takes you for an interview to a mobile company, an NGO, a new airline, an ad agency, a start-up, a PE firm, a TV broadcaster … and more.

‘You’re Hired!’ is a simulation of real life interviews. With real settings. Real interviewers. Real interviewees. Real emotions. Real questions. Real answers. Real dilemmas. Real tears. And real feedback. This highly-detailed book is a must-read for all job seekers. It is interactive and powerfully informative.

About the Author:


In Jan 2011, Sandeep Goyal sold his 26% equity stake in his seven-year old India joint-venture with Japan’s Dentsu Inc., the world’s largest ad agency. The stake sale made this small town boy from Chandigarh, a dollar millionaire many times over.

A gold medallist in English literature from Panjab University, an MBA from FMS-Delhi (1984), and an OPMer from Harvard Business School, Sandeep was president of the iconic ad agency Rediffusion DY&R before becoming Group CEO of Zee Telefilms Ltd. In 2001-2, Sandeep was India’s second highest paid professional CEO of a listed Indian company. That year he was also the first Indian on the jury of the global Emmy Awards. He wrote a best-seller on marketing, ‘The Dum Dum Bullet’, in 2005 to rave reviews. Goyal is currently pursuing his PhD thesis on ‘celebrities as human brands’.

“I dream for a living,” says Goyal. This is what has perhaps helped him over 25 years to conjure up winning campaigns and marketing break-throughs for brands as diverse as Airtel to Apple, Citibank to Colgate, Honda to Horlicks, KBC to KFC and many many more.

Over the years Sandeep Goyal has hired thousands (and perhaps fired hundreds!) of professionals. He should know a thing or two about job interviews … both good, and bad!


Carol Goyal is quite like any kid her age… inquisitive-indefatigable-irreverent-insomniac … bubbling with ideas, bursting with energy, brimming with joie de vivre.  A student of Law at Symbiosis, Pune, 19-year old Carol did her schooling at Villa Theresa, Mumbai, and her A-levels from Podar International. She was on an international student exchange programme to Holland in 2010.

A keen photographer, she has shot four well-reviewed calendars in Japan, Israel and New Zealand. A nature enthusiast, Carol loves wild cats and adores her pug, Jambo. Carol has recently received her driving license. Racing a red Ferrari is now on her must-do list in the coming year!



Author: Popular Prakashan Pvt. Limited

An 85-year-old publishing house, Popular Prakashan is a name synonymous with high-quality publishing in both English and Marathi. Having pioneered the fields of social sciences and medical publishing in India, Popular has also carved a reputation for itself in the area of general books and children’s books. While authors like the sociologist G S Ghurye, the historians D D Kosambi and Romila Thapar, and the political thinker Jayaprakash Narayan have laid the foundations of Popular’s social science programme, celebrity authors like @SanjeevKapoor and @AmitabhBachchan, among others, have added a new dimension to its list. Popular’s association with Encyclopaedia Britannica, Star Television, Discovery Channel, Chandamama Publications and others has ensured that its books are widely distributed in India and abroad. Its avant-garde list in Marathi, which includes authors like V V Shirwadkar, Vinda Karandikar, Vijay Tendulkar and Gangadhar Gadgil, has given Popular a unique status in Indian literature.

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