Just got an email from the producer of the Kendra show:
From: G R
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 10:45 AM
To: Darrell W. Gurney
Subject: Thank you
Thank you so much for participating in our show. I hope you had fun doing it. Unfortunately Kendra did not choose you for the final date with her mom. But she did enjoy your company 🙂
Oh well, all is fair in love and interviewing, right?
Folks, there are SO MANY parallels between dating and job search it’s ridiculous! The moral of the story here: stick your neck out, get “on the court” (even if it’s outside your comfort zone), and just focus on meeting people. The requirements for the jobs will always be there, but it’s those personal connections where you will either “click” or “flick” to the next possibility. Just stay in the game and be making connections! You never know where they will lead.
Who knows: I might get round 2 with “mom” or, perhaps, this will prepare me in some way for my own reality show I want to get on the air soon!
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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