DARRELL W. GURNEY, Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), Certified Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC), Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), and Licensed Spiritual Counselor (ALSP, RScP) is a 25 year recruiting veteran and career advisor, supporting thousands of professionals at all levels to make profitable transitions or create thriving businesses. Microsoft, America Online, Hunt-Wesson, and American Express have all utilized Darrell’s professional services. In addition to coaching and consulting, he writes articles for trade publications and speaks at industry events.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in Finance and International Business, Darrell spent his early career with Arthur Young (Ernst & Young) in London. 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. Through these initial experiences, he developed an understanding of networking and what it takes to get in to meet important people…and get ahead. Based in Los Angeles, he educates clients in his Stealth Search™ method.
Darrell is the author of Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters. The book received the 2001 Clarion Award for Best Book from the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. Available through CareerGuy.com and Amazon.com, the book has become a highly touted resource in the careers field. Darrell’s first e-book, Backdoor Job Search: Never Apply for a Job Again. 10 Time-Tested Principals for Launching an Effective Backdoor Campaign, came out in 2010 and was picked up by a major publisher. An expanded version became the highly-endorsed book entitled Never Apply for a Job Again! Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest. His follow-up to that is the newest e-book, Finding the S Spot: Career Pleasure Secrets for Merging Skills, Pay and Play.
Darrell has been featured in the TheLadders.com, Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com, BusinessWeek Online, MSN Careers, CareerBuilder.com, and on 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 is a featured speaker at local and national events including the LA Times CareerBuilder Career Expo, The Career Masters Institute Annual Conference, and was the Los Angeles facilitator for executive networking meetings sponsored by 6FigureJobs.com for 5 years. He has also consulted for the largest worldwide corporate outplacement organizations, Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH.com) and Right Management (Right.com). Recently named the Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com, Darrell is bringing his method to bear on the top MBA programs of the nation and the world.
He is currently completing his next book on midlife purpose fulfillment, entitled The Back Forty: 7 Critical Embraces for Life’s Radical Second Half, due out in 2018. See the inspiring programs already impacting lives here.