The Two Hour Jobs Search.

DURHAM – It was after a student came to his office about four years ago devastated from the loss of a job offer that Steve Dalton said he really started working on a book that outlines a systematic approach to finding a job.

Dalton, an associate director and senior career consultant at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Career Management Center, said the student previously had an offer from Bear Stearns Cos., the then-troubled investment bank that was acquired by J.P. Morgan Chase in 2008.

Dalton said the student had to start over in her search, and had come into his office ago asking for specific instructions.

“She said, ‘tell me how to find a job’,” he said.

Dalton said he believes it’s his moral obligation to help prepare students for life after school. He started working on his book, and earlier this year, “The 2-Hour Job Search” was published by Ten Speed Press.

The book is targeted to job seekers with an undergraduate degree, or higher. The process he outlines is meant to fill what Dalton believes is a gap in what’s in the literature about the search process prior to the interview itself.

Read more: The Herald-Sun – ‘The 2 Hour Job Search’


About Buzz Smith

Welcome. My name is Charles “Buzz” Smith and I’m the SR Curmudgeon of Consulting Services at OPI National Outplacement. My role, in addition to agitating our sales personnel, and consultants is to take the lead on delivering outplacement and career transition services that are effective. I blog about career stuff when my wife of 40 years, Linda banishes to the garden.

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