A corporate recruiter tells why he says no-and how first-time job-hunters can get the yes. A college grad has specific questions when trying to land the first job after school. How are just a few candidates chosen from a stack of hundreds of resumes? What exactly do recruiters want to hear in an interview? What are the common job-hunting mistakes students make time and time again? "Confessions of a Recruiting Director" gives the inside scoop on the entire hiring process- from a top recruiting director who's seen and heard it all-and delivers a specific, step-by-step approach to beating the odds. Step 1: Resumes-how to pass the 15 Second Test Step 2: Networking-how to use connections to get a job Step 3: Cover Letters-why nine out of ten never get read Step 4: Ace the Interview- the shocking truth about what recruiters want Step 5: Thank-You Notes- making a lasting impression Step 6: Follow Up-the fine line between persistence and stalking Plus: Real-life before-and-after resumes, cover letters, thank-you notes and the answers to ten necessary interview questions.Karsh, Brad is the author of 'Confessions of a Recruiting Director The Insider's Guide to Landing Your First Job', published 2006 under ISBN 9780735204041 and ISBN 0735204047.