This Executive Recruiter drops the mask to teach you Lifetime Career Management™.
Darrell W. Gurney, CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant), has been a professional recruiter for over 14
years. He has coached and supported thousands of job-seeking professionals at all levels through
profitable career transitions. In addition to running his own firm, he writes articles for trade publications
and speaks regularly at national industry events. Affiliated with over 600 executive recruiters worldwide,
Darrell has won awards and praise from colleagues, clients, and candidates alike.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in Finance and International
Business, Darrell spent his early career with Arthur Young (Ernst & Young) and MGM/United Artists
Pictures. Through these initial experiences, he developed an understanding of the corporate structure and
what it takes to get ahead. Based in Los Angeles, his search firm places professionals nationwide.
Microsoft, America Online, Hunt-Wesson, and American Express have all utilized Darrell's professional
A staunch advocate of what he calls "career partnership™," Darrell promotes a lifetime of teamwork
between job seekers and their recruiters. Through his online advice column, The Career Secrets™
Newsletter, media interviews, public speaking and other venues, Darrell's purpose is to empower
individuals to reap the most from their life's work.
Look for mentions of Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters in Joyce Lain Kennedy's (LA Times Syndicate) Sunday columns "Careers Now," seen in papers nationwide. Also, check out the authors own "Ask the Career Meister™" column at http://www.careersecrets.com. Use this great content on career-oriented Web sites and in newsletters by downloading at http://www.iSyndicate.com (search for "Ask the Career Meister™" articles). Listen for Darrell on drive-time radio interviews beginning in January, 2001!
Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and
Using Professional Recruiters, by Darrell W. Gurney,
Certified Personnel Consultant and 14-year search industry
veteran, de-mystifies the world of executive search. In today's
frenetic and ever-changing employment e-world, perhaps the
recruiter remains the best long-term booster for a professional's
career. But, recruiters can't "place" everyone. Some estimate that
only 10-15% of those utilizing search firms actually land a job
that way. Though the best professionals in any field (the top
15-25%) are always more "marketable" from a recruiter's
perspective, the truth is that anyone stands a better chance of
being placed if they play the game right.
This book teaches the game: how to differentiate the wizards from the rogues of recruitment; how to play
placement "politics;" how to design one's resume for today's computerized databases; and how to enlist the
equivalent of one's own lifetime Hollywood agent — a "career manager." Witty and chock-full of useful tips
and techniques, any career professional will benefit from having Headhunters Revealed!
The Career Secrets Newsletter
The Career Secrets™ Newsletter
"Revealing what's working for you"
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Career Masters Institute National Conference
Darrell Gurney will be leading a workshop at this year's Career Masters Conference in Washington, D.C., on April 28. The program is entitled "How to Build Profitable Recruiter Relationships and (for the completely insane) Your Own Recruiting Practice."
Darrell will be leading a workshop entitled "How to Ma$ter the Hidden Job Market" at the LA and San Diego Learning Annex on March 27 and April 14, respectively.