The Orange County Product Managers Association hosted their 3rd ProductCamp SoCal on October 15. This year’s “un”conference was the largest ever, with over 300 attendees. The “un”conference setup means that, of all the possible presentations to be delivered, the attendees don’t vote until the morning of the event which they want to hear. My presentation, “Crushing Job Search: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest” was chosen as one of only 30 presentations for this all-day “un”conference.
My talk centered on the idea of YOU as the product, and the culturally-ingrained “rules” one needs to break to stand out in this economy. I also focused on the 10 principles of launching an effective “stealth” career campaign…the subject of my upcoming book.
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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