Newman Communications has teamed up with career expert Darrell W. Gurney to build a book publicity and promotion campaign for his new book, Never Apply for a Job Again! Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest (Career Press, February 2012).
In his book, Gurney shares the “stealth” networking skills he’s taught for 25 years as a renowned career consultant. Drawing on basic principles of human psychology, Never Apply for a Job Again shows you how to open doors to influential players in your fields of interest to gain top-of-mind awareness and top-drawer connectedness. Through 10 simple and easy-to-follow principles, Gurney teaches you how to create powerful relationships with anyone, anywhere, for lifetime career management as both an employee or entrepreneur.
Never Apply for a Job Again shows how old-fashioned yet innovative networking wins hearts, minds, and opportunities for the savvy job seeker or career expansionist. When one becomes “question-able” in an area of passionate interest, and follows certain stealth rules of networking engagement, the personal relations developed can effect entire career changes. Gurney reminds us that:
- An ounce of research is worth a pound of job search
- You can never have too much information, and the higher the altitude the better
- If you treat someone like an expert, they will open their door
- Being interested rather than interesting wins friends and influences people
- Face to face trumps online connections anytime
- You build “relationship equity” one meeting at a time
- Being top-of-mind, you’re always easy to find
Once you recognize and reach out to effectively design your networks, Gurney writes, “your ‘security’ will no longer be dependent on any particular employer, recruiter, or even field, but will be placed firmly into your own hands”.
About the Author:
Darrell Gurney is the founder of CareerGuy.com. For 25 years, he has consulted for the world’s top outplacement consulting firms. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was reviewed in Publishers Weekly and won the Clarion Award for Best Book from the Association for Women in Communications. Gurney has been featured on the TheLadders.com, Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com, BusinessWeek Online, MSN Careers, CareerBuilder.com, and on Wall Street Journal Radio. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.