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Never Apply for a Job Again!: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest Paperback – January 22, 2012
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In Never Apply for a Job Again!, Gurney teaches job seekers how they can become their own headhunters by tapping into the hidden job market - the 65 - 80% of job opportunities that are never posted.
He calls this the Stealth Job Search Method. In short, Gurney offers a step-by-step method to network your way into your next job.
He defines the "4M Method of Career Management:
Meet people, in a
Memorable way, so as to stay top-of-
Mind, and then
Maintain those relationships for life.
On this platform, the balance of the book details the "Ten Time-Tested Principles for Launching an Effective Stealth Campaign," which includes:
Asking for informational interviews instead of job interviews (although, Gurney never calls them "informational interviews"),
Do your research, and be sincerely interested,
Aim as high in an organization as you can for your informational interviews,
Tips on how to get past the gatekeeper,
Arrange face-to-face meetings in their place of business,
Handing your resume but not asking for a job!
Repeat, as many times as necessary.
Gurney's advice is spot-on, and is consistent with my own research and experience: If you know what kind of position you seek, learn and practice effective networking, you will eventually find an opportunity for the position you want where you might be the only applicant.Read more ›
Then along comes this book. I must say that the principles are amazing! My current job I received by going through the back-door...I had just started reading Darrell's book and got it by networking and had a bit of luck. Since my job is generally part-time, I now have the confidence to start looking for a better job without standing in line! ...that's a Glass more than half-full, in fact that's a Full Glass in my book! That's freedom! I'm grateful to have found this book and for the future I now envision for myself and my family.
What's great about this book is that Gurney gives you a pragmatic program on how to get inside companies, find opportunities, and also, crucially, to be remembered by the people you meet when new opportunities arise.
If you read this book and do what it says, you're gonna beat 90% of the job seekers out there. It's already having impact on my life.
Whether you are looking to find a job, change careers or move up in your current career, Darrell's book will give you concrete steps to move forward. This method might be different than what you are used to, but I know from personal, firsthand experience, it is EFFECTIVE!
Darrell's teaching is "Spot On"; his "stealth" method is ABSOLUTELY the most effective way to not only find a job/career but to find the one that you were meant to have, the one that will bring joy into your life!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well, it was hard but I stopped applying. The exercises made sense where you determine your sweet spot. But once I got fully engaged it was a lot of fun. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Career Professional
Thinking outside the box is important and having great ideas how to penetrate the hidden job market is very important. But such methods must lead to results. Will it be difficult? Read morePublished 17 months ago by ESR
I just read Darrell Gurney's latest and I was inspired to re-read his earlier books. This is the first one that I read and I've recommended it to many people in the last year or... Read morePublished 20 months ago by laura
Unrealistic. Post sales strategist. I like the title and wish I could have applied it to my work but was not applicable to my work.Published on December 3, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The Hidden Job Market is such a tricky concept. Darrell has written a top notch resource for all professionals looking to navigate their careers by connecting with decision making... Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Cynthia Billington
Great book, it makes a lot of sense!!!
It has given me a different perspective in job hunting. Read more
This was such a comforting, supportive and encouraging book to read. I have many years of work and life experience that could never be reflected in a simple resume. Read morePublished on September 16, 2012 by Sue
As someone in a new phase of their career development and building her company and clientele.... Darrell's book never apply for a job again has been a phenomenal easy to follow... Read morePublished on June 10, 2012 by tfab
Never Apply for A Job Again is not just another book on job search. Okay - it is easy to read, it is entertaining, and it is well-written. Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by Jay Block