Darrell W. Gurney

Chief Empowerment Officer

DARRELL W. GURNEY, a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in Finance and International Business is:

  • Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of CareerGuy, a website supporting career fulfillment, job transitions, and business branding and building.
  • Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC)
  • Certified Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC)
  • Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC)
  • Licensed Spiritual Counselor (ALSP, RScP)

As a 28-year recruiting veteran, executive coach and career advisor, Darrell has supported thousands of professionals at all levels to make profitable transitions. Some companies utilizing Darrell's professional services are:

  • Microsoft
  • America Online
  • Hunt-Wesson
  • American Express

Conferring with a career-coaching firm at the age of 24, he utilized a “stealth" job search method to meet with 7 CFOs of the top Hollywood entertainment studios and landed an international financial position with MGM/United Artists Pictures, without ever going through HR!

Through these initial experiences, he developed an understanding of networking, what it takes to get in to meet important people, and how to get ahead.

Based in Los Angeles, he educates clients in his Stealth Search™ method.

Darrell is the author of several books that have become highly touted resources in the careers field:

Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters (Amazon), winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and reviewed in Publishers Weekly.

Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, an Amazon best seller, endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner.

Finding the S Spot: Career Pleasure Secrets for Merging Skills, Pay and Play, his newest E-book

Darrell has been featured in:

  • CBS Moneywatch
  • Fortune
  • Forbes
  • Wall Street Journal's Career Journal
  • BusinessWeek Online
  • MSN Careers
  • CareerBuilder
  • Wall Street Journal Radio

He has been a guest on local and national radio and television programs and has been quoted in newspapers, magazines, and journals.

He has consulted for the largest worldwide corporate outplacement organizations, Lee Hecht Harrison and Right Management and speaks and leads workshops for both professional and trade associations as well as leading MBA programs.

A media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one's passion, Darrell was recently named Networking Expert for the MBA-focused site.

Darrell also offers webinars and programs that get students and working professionals out, connected, and expanding.

Always looking for ways to help more people, he is currently completing his next book about midlife transitions, entitled The Back Forty: 7 Critical Embraces for Life's Second Half (due out in 2016) and developing an inspiring reality show, "Dream Job Life".

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