“By coincidence, my son brought a copy of your Four Degree book home for Christmas break and I started reading it. I thought it was so helpful that I ordered a copy to give to a friend of mine.
I found your perspectives very accurate, and your advice very practical.
Last year, I resigned my position as President & CEO of Raley's Family of Fine Stores. (Raley's is a $3.3 billion retail grocery company based in Sacramento. After taking a much needed sabbatical, and then doing some consulting work, I am now beginning to explore opportunities to assume another CEO or senior executive level position in a company. This is my first experience interacting with executive recruiters as a "candidate" and I have found the process highly unproductive! After reading your book, I now understand why that is!
Thanks for opening my eyes to the reality of the situation. I plan to alter my approach, based on the advice in your book.”
“I had heard many people talk about the hidden job market but until I met Dennis and learned his method I had not met anyone who could actually tell me how to find a job there. Following the process I consistently set up 3-5 interviews per week with CEO’s of major corporations. It works!”
“I hope this finds you well. I wanted to share with you some really good news. I just received an offer to be a full staff member at the same company where I've been completing my 6-month contract as an Intern! I just got a verbal offer from my manager this past Friday and I am still pinching myself today, LOL!
Honestly, I still can't believe it :) This is the best thing that has ever happened to me and actually it is freaking me out a little bit. One year ago I adopted your method, and created project meetings. At first in industry fields that were just safe and not what I really wanted and then in fields that I dreamed about working in. Now, here I am working in- literally- my dream job, doing science marketing at an advertising agency. Even now as I am writing this it, it feels like I am telling a fairytale about how I would like my professional life to be!”