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Stacked Career

Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters, Unlock Linkedin
4.9 (119 ratings)
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Created by Karen Gurney
Last updated 8/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Double Your Job Interviews
  • Get Calls for Jobs Without Applying
  • Attract Recruiters to You
  • Get Recruiters Hungry to Work for You and Your Job Search
  • Figure Out, Once and for All, if You Need a Paid Linkedin Premium Account
  • Job Board Optimization Tools
  • Dream Career Assessment Based on Skills
  • Bonus: Resume Template, Cover Letter, Fill in the Blanks Interview, and Salary Negotiations
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  • Desire to Double Job Interviews with Passive Techniques
  • Desire to Leverage Recruiters to Get Calls Without Applying and More Successful Apps
  • Desire to Unlock The Power of Linkedin
  • Desire for Alternative and New Strategies for Career Growth

My Story and Why This Class is for You 

I have been working in the recruiting industry as an Executive Search Consultant and Career Coach since 2004, but something happened in 2015 that completely changed how I worked, literally overnight.

I had a client who was an Internet Marketing Manager  and was seeking a position in E-commerce, social media marketing, or digital marketing;  he could barely get a call for an interview after a year of job hunting. Before I started his job search campaign, I checked his LinkedIn profile to make sure it looked good. 

His LinkedIn profile was absolutely horrifying.  His picture was a selfie that looked like a bad mugshot after a night of drinking and a subsequent police interrogation. His profile had too much information that was irrelevant to his goals, his headline was meaningless, and he only had 24 connections. There was no way I could position someone that was supposed to be an expert in digital marketing with this repellent LinkedIn profile. 

My client was absolutely desperate for job. He was a nice guy and a good job candidate with a lot of related experience. I usually just give my clients tips to improve their profile but I knew time was of the essence and I needed to take control of his online image immediately. I got his login for LinkedIn as well as other online job boards and within two hours, I re-aligned everything, got a new professional profile picture, changed all of his online profiles to match his job search goals, and did a campaign to grow his connections over the LinkedIn 500+ connection display threshold. 

Within 48 hours he had over 300 connections and one job interview. By the end of the week, he had four job interviews and had hit the 500+ connection mark and … 

He had not applied for a single job! Not one! 

All the calls he got were from his online profiles. This method is now the core of my career coaching practice.

So what is the secret? It is just one phrase: Keyword-stacking. 

Once you learn how to keyword-stack your profiles in the way that recruiters search, you will get calls too.

What You Will Be Able to Do After This Class

  • Have recruiters come straight to you for great jobs
  • Get calls for jobs without applying
  • Double your interviews
  • Tap unadvertised jobs in the hidden job market

You Also Get …

  • A keyword-stacking resume template that beats the resume black hole and wows employers
  • My copyrighted ‘Core-3©’ career assessment
  • Fill-in-the-blank interview preparation scripts
  • Salary negotiation scripts
  • And so much more!

The best course I’ve ever been on.If ever there was a course that you need to go on then it is this. I am very qualified but wasn't getting the phone calls for jobs because my strategy was totally wrong...If you want to get the hits then get the course!” by Keith McClean

Concise, efficient, effective,With amazingly helpful downloadable content (just copy and paste into document)…Generates results, works for every industry and all job levels.” by Kevin Massabni,

These methods have facilitated thousands of career changes, and now you can use them too! 

I look forward to helping you achieve your career goals. 


Dr. Karen Gurney

Who is the target audience?
  • College Educated
  • Years of Experience that Substitute for Lack of College Degree
  • Any Job Search that Requires a Resume to Apply
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Curriculum For This Course
76 Lectures
Bait, Lure, & Trap Hungry Recruiters That Want to Hire YOU
6 Lectures 23:30
Course Introduction

Hi, Its your Instructor, Dr.Karen Gurney.  Welcome to the Class.

Preview 00:44

Learn how Recruiters and HR are using the Applicant Tracking Systems aka 'the resume blackhole' so you can get past the electronic gatekeeper and into the hands of a human.

Preview 06:55

The training that Linkedin gives to Recruiters on how to use the website to find new hires is very informative and gives us what we need to optimize our accounts.

Linkedin Recruiter Instructions (How Recruiters Work)

Understanding the tools recruiters use and how they work is the first step in being found for the jobs you want.

The 3 Step Recruiter Process

To double our job interviews we need to understand the motivations of different recruiters. Although they work in a similar way, the results are not the same.

Types of Recruiters & Strategies To Deal With Them

Take this quiz to test your knowledge about how Recruiters work and what you need to do to be found for the jobs you want.

Recruiters Quiz
10 questions
Your Core-3© Career Assessment
5 Lectures 20:15

This assessment is a true career change personality assessment that drives results!

Preview 00:31

Discover your power job moves based on the valuable skills and experiences you have already gained and the demand for those skills in the job market.

The Core-3 Personality Assessment

The Core-3 Exercise

Finding Your Dream Job Using Your Core 3

Spotting a Third Party Recruiter in Your Search

Core-3 Personality Assessment Quiz
10 questions
Market-Based Resume© Template
6 Lectures 45:09

The first document that needs to be keyword stacked so that recruiters can find us easily is the resume/CV.

Market-Based Resume Intro

This is the easiest resume to write and recruiters LOVE that they can find you and see what you can offer them front and center.

The 4-Easy Steps to a Keyword-Stacked Resume that Gets Calls

Watch me in action as a break down the job ad to keyword stack the resume and get your template here.

Market-Based Resume© Tutorial

Before you add anything about you to the resume- you need to write the top part of the resume from the job advertisement.

Emergency Resume Writing Advisory!!

Cover letters, are they even read by anyone?  You will get the juicy info on what is going on with Cover Letters along with your template.

Cover Letters

Check your resume to make sure it is keyword stacked and dominating the competition.

Check Your Resume Ranking and Get More Content from the Competition

Keyword-Stacked Resume & Cover Letter Quiz
10 questions
Linkedin and Online Profiles That Tap the Hidden Job Market
7 Lectures 45:17

Now we need to take our keyword-optimized resume and get it online to bring recruiters to us.

Linkedin and Online Profiles That Tap the Hidden Job Market

This section answers how to create an optimized Linkedin profile.

Linkedin Profile Creation Tutorial

Next there are quick and easy Linkedin actions we should all be taking to create a robust account that recruiters will love.

5 Quick and Easy Linkedin Tips

Linkedin is not the only online tool we need to tap and it is not even the most important one.

Online Job Boards Intro

Indeed is a career coaches DREAM! It is the hottest recruiter database right now. Optimization
06:17 still get results and it just got bought out by one of the largest staffing firms in the world so I expect good things moving forward. Optimization

Staffing firms and recruiters have databases too!  Robert Half targets Finance and Accounting and they have a new division for advertising and digital marketing. There are many small firms in your locale that could be a critical player in your success.

Robert Half

Linkedin and Online Quiz
10 questions
Job Search Campaign Kickoff
1 Lecture 02:07

These are the steps for the Stacked Campaign Kickoff that brings recruiters to you and doubles your interviews.

Kickstart Your Job Search

Campaign Kickoff Quiz
10 questions
Cutting Edge Interviews that Get Jobs!
8 Lectures 43:20

If you keep having trouble with your phone screen and in-person interviews-- I have cutting edge strategies that excite the recruiter and hiring manager.

Interview Prep Introduction

If you have ever said 'I had a phone screen and I was a shoe-in for the job but I never got a call back for the in-person interview--this section is a MUST.'

Phone Screen

If you get caught on the phone and are not ready for the interview- this strategy is for you.

Phone Screen Strategy 2

If you cringe at the thought of seeing yourself on video for a skype interview or some of the new fancy recorded video screens, you are not alone.  This class will make sure you are camera ready and successful.

Preview 05:38

8 Video Interviewing Tips

I have a candidate that absolutely CRUSHED with this interview portfolio and landed his dream job.  This is great if you have trouble finding answers to interview questions.  I LOVE this strategy for people going for leadership roles.

Interview Portfolio

Need help with your in-person face to face interviews with answers to the toughest questions? This is the module for you.  And if you have ever wondered what to ask an employer, then you will love the 'questions for them' that will literally blow their minds. I always here from my students that the recruiter says 'this is the first time I have ever been asked this and these are great questions.'

Behavioral Interviewing & 'Questions for Them'

Thank You Letter

Test Your Interviewing Knowledge!

Interview Quiz
10 questions
Desired Salary Quoting and Salary Negotiations
5 Lectures 38:31

Salary negotiations is such a critical skill in today's hiring climate. Lets learn how to do it right!

Salary Negotiation Introduction

We can see salary negotiations on the job application, on the phone screen, and in the interview.  Salary just rears its head all the time in this process.

Salary Negotiations

Have you ever wondered what a job paid and hoped that your job search would tell you. That is not going to work.  I will show you how to do it so that you keep moving towards an offer.

Desired Salary Quoting

New Hire Salary Negotiations

Every time we sit for that annual review we are sitting in a salary discussion of some sort. Learn how to present your background to keep moving forward.

Existing Employee Salary Negotiations

Salary Negotiation Quiz
10 questions
Networking to Get a Job
4 Lectures 14:56
Face-to-Face Networking Intro

Building a List of Champions

Volunteering to Get a Job

Gig Economy: Contracts, Freelance, Temp Jobs

Networking to Get a Job Quiz
10 questions
Networking 2.0 with Advanced Linkedin
7 Lectures 37:31
My Most Powerful Linkedin Strategy is FREE

Linkedin Premium - To Buy or Not To Buy?

Initial Connections to Open the Door

First Pass 'Quick Connect'

Second Pass - Starting to Target and Narrow Down

2nd Connection Super Targeted

Third Pass: Send a Personalized Inmail

How to get network with Linkedin.

Networking 2.0 with Advanced Linkedin Quiz
10 questions
More Resume Examples & Strategies!
21 Lectures 01:38:28
9 Unique Career Changes & More Resume Templates

Lateral Job Moves

I was a shoe-in for the job! Why didn't I get it.

Overqualified & Step Downs

I Keep Hearing I am Overqualified! What do I do?

Move for Promotion

I Want A Better Salary, Title, Growth, and or Recognition

Return to Old Profession

I Like What I Did Before and I Want to Go Back

New Graduate or Entry Level

Every Job Ad Says It Wants 2 Years of Experience! What Do I Do?

I am 40 With 20 Years of Experience- Get Me Out of My Job and Profession!

Move to New Industry (Same Profession)

I Love What I Do But My Industry Sucks

New Profession

I Cannot Do This Work A Single Day More! I Want My Dream Career!

Gaps in Employment

I Can't Get a Job Because I am a Generalist or Jack of All Trades. Help!

I Have Been Out of Work for So Long! How Do I Get Back to Work!

I Am a Back to Work Mom. How Do I Get a Job?

Geographic Relocation - I Want to Move for Work

Career Change Quiz
9 questions
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About the Instructor
Karen Gurney
4.7 Average rating
317 Reviews
10,209 Students
6 Courses
Executive Search Consultant

"Karen is a competent, compassionate, relentless professional who cares about what she does and cares even more about the clients that she represents. She under promises and over delivers!" Kim Johnson

As the Director of Strategic Development of Career IQ, Dr. Karen Gurney leverages a Doctorate in Economic and Workforce Development, a Masters in Business Administration, and has 20 years of combined experience in executive search consulting, career coaching, and human resources. Her work has been featured on major U.S. news networks and she currently has eight online classes that teach career and business strategies in over
100 countries assisting over 13,000 students in their career pursuits.

Dr. Gurney published the book Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters, Unlock LinkedIn in January 2017. The book reached 'hot new trending' in its first month on Amazon and reached the top 1% of books sold within the first 6-months of its release. Stacked has signed with Ingram Publishing for international distribution. The author Dr. Karen Gurney travels within the United States and internationally to teach the Stacked methods to job seekers, professional associations, and universities.