Out of the Box: Backdoor Job Search for Non-Traditional Career Shifts in Non-Traditional Times - CareerGuy.com

Out of the Box: Backdoor Job Search for Non-Traditional Career Shifts in Non-Traditional Times

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Jan 04

JobTalkRadioUSA hosted me for their 2011 inaugural radio show on Jan. 4. I receivedLOTS of calls and emails of positive feedback from the 60-minute show, with people saying it was tremendously helpful. Here’s just a couple!


Tracy M. has sent you a message.
Subject:Thank you!

Hi Darrell,
I just listened to you on Blog Talk Radio’s “Career Catalyst” and I really enjoyed your advice. I’m slightly shy so I especially appreciated the specifics you shared about crafting an approach letter as part the backdoor job search strategy.

Thank you so much!
Tracy M.


On January 30, Wen D., MD wrote:

To: Darrell Gurney
From: Wen D., MD
Subject: Wen D., MD wants to connect on LinkedIn

Dear Mr. Gurney,
I just listened to your CareerCatylst talk on “Backdoor Approach for Non-Traditional Career”. Thanks for sharing your insights, it was encouraging to hear your success stories and to affirm the Networking & Informational Interviewing approach that I’ve been using.
Thank you,

Listen to the show here.

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About the Author

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.