Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Backdoor Job Search: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest

Thu, June 16, 2011 | Webinar

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Who:  All alumni

: Webinar. Join at this link:

:  Free

RSVP is required; RSVP here!

Many folks have learned the hard way that job search is a different animal in this new economy. The old days of relying on a headhunter to find your next gig or practicing elementary “let-me-know-if-you-hear-of-anything” networking are gone. Applying online is not even worth mentioning.

The question today isn’t if you’ll make a job shift or career change, it’s when! Recent statistics show that the average person will have at least three to five career changes and ten to fourteen different jobs by age thirty-eight. If you’re older than that, there’s even more to worry about (you know what I mean).

What can you do to ensure your own job security for life? Take the management of it firmly into your own hands! Rather than resist career transition, become a master of it by learning backdoor methods of relationship building.

For 10 years, Darrell Gurney, BBA ’84, has taught folks a backdoor career management system that leaves them unconcerned about market ups and downs. They have fortified themselves with connections that weather both sunshine and rain. In effect, they’ve “Teflon coated” their careers against the cyclical nature of the economy.

As Harvey Mackay says in his best-selling book, it comes down to “digging your well before you’re thirsty,” which means pro-actively putting yourself top-of-mind in memorable ways with folks that matter.

Join us on June 16 for an exclusive McCombs alumni exploration of “Backdoor Job Search: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest.” You will:

  • Instill the “4M Method” of effective lifetime career management.
  • Understand The Evolution of a Hire©.
  • Discover tips for everyday networking in the world around you.
  • Learn the principles behind an effective backdoor campaign.

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