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Darrell Gurney
Strategic Consulting

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Glendale, CA 91203
United States

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Companies needing outplacement services for their outgoing staff; Executives in Career Transition or wanting to become more effective in their current roles; All folks with career direction issues; Professional organizations needing a speaker on the topics of effective networking, personal branding, and career development.

About My Business:


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 20+ year recruiting veteran and career advisor, supporting thousands of professionals at all levels to make profitable transitions or create thriving businesses. 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 the backdoor 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 those important people…and get ahead. Based in Los Angeles, he educates clients in his Backdoor 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, has been reviewed in Publishers Weekly, the American Library Association's Booklist, and Midwest Book Review, and has been featured in nationally syndicated career columnist Joyce Lain Kennedy's "Careers Now." Available through, and, etc., the book has become a highly touted resource in the careers field. Microsoft, America Online, Hunt-Wesson, and American Express have all utilized Darrell's professional recruitment services. He has also just completed his first e-book, soon to be printed in traditional form, Backdoor Job Search: Never Apply for a Job Again. 10 Time-Tested Principals for Launching an Effective ‘Backdoor’ Campaign. The bookstore version will come out in Fall, 2011, published by Career Press, entitled Never Apply for a Job Again! Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest. Darrell has been featured in the, Wall Street Journal's, BusinessWeek Online, MSN Careers,, 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 for 5 years. He has also consulted for the largest worldwide corporate outplacement organizations, Lee Hecht Harrison ( and Right Management ( A staunch advocate of what he calls "career partnership™," Darrell promotes a lifetime of teamwork between job seekers, career coaches and recruiters, and encourages an expansive, entrepreneurial spirit when folks are so inclined. Through his website,, teleseminars, webinars, speaking and career coaching, Darrell's purpose is to empower individuals to reap the most from their life's work. He is currently completing his next book about midlife career transitions. Contact Info: A Permanent Success Partners/ P.O. Box 4828 Glendale, CA Phone: 310-927-2400 Email: Website:

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