Summary of Never Apply for a Job Again!

Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest

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Never Apply for a Job Again! book summary
Use the power of “career tribes” to find your next job.


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Longtime career-industry coach Darrell W. Gurney removes the mystique and uncertainty of networking by teaching the difference between “overt” job hunting and a “stealth” job campaign. He offers 10 time-tested principles for making connections with people who can help your career. Some readers might consider Gurney’s backdoor approach to landing a job a bit devious. But it nonetheless offers a viable mechanism for those willing to invest the time and energy it requires. Before you hand out another business card, getAbstract recommends that you consider the possibilities of implementing a stealth job campaign.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How a “stealth” campaign differs from an “overt” job search
  • Why the stealth approach is more effective
  • Which stealth strategies work best when building and tapping into the resources of your personal “career tribe.”


“Rules to Start Breaking”
The “stealth approach” to career development requires adopting new tactics and attitudes. For this approach, it really is OK to talk to strangers – the person standing in line with you at the grocery store might be your next business partner. Learn to take your...
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About the Author

Darrell W. Gurney, founder of, is a career-industry coach, speaker and workshop leader.

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