More About the Author
New York Times bestseller Martin Yate is the author of Knock Em Dead - The Ultimate Job Search Guide, now going into its 27th edition. It is the keystone of a 14 book series, with each book addressing a different aspect of job search and modern career management. Collectively published in some 63 foreign language editions, the Knock Em Dead way is unique in its scope and global acceptance in industrialized nations.
With new books and editions added constantly over the last twenty-five years, Mr. Yate's body of work has gradually evolved into a carefully integrated strategy for navigating the twists and turns of a half-century worklife. The Knock Em Dead philosophy offers a practical methodology for achieving professional success, personal fulfillment and financial stability in an uncertain world.
He has been in career management for thirty-five year years, including success as an international technology headhunter, as Director of Human Resources for the technology division of a public company in Silicon Valley, and as Director of Training and Development for a multi-national employment services company.
He has spent twenty-five years on the international lecture circuit coaching corporate recruiters, headhunters, hiring managers, job hunters, career coaches and resume writers on four continents. This is a travel schedule that he is thankfully retiring, thanks to the wonders of webcasts and distance learning technology.
Martin has devoted his life to learning what it takes to achieve a successful professional life. Yet despite encyclopedic knowledge, success and public acclaim, you'll find Martin to be warm, witty and someone who genuinely cares about helping you gain control of your career and change the trajectory of your life. He is considered by many to be the world's thought leader on career management and job search issues.
Martin is married to Angela, who adopted and home-schooled five special-needs children, now grown. Martin adds another two grown children to the mix and he and Angela recently adopted their first rescue dog together. They spend most of their time in the Southeast. They love all types of music and dance every week, from swing to ballroom to country line dancing. They enjoy gardening together, ocean kayaking, biking, chess, backgammon, old movies, thrifting and collecting antiques (Martin is a recovering alcoholic with a substantial collection of Prohibition era cocktail shakers) and ohh.... he is also the world's worst bass player.