W. GURNEY, Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), Certified Job & Career
Transition Coach (JCTC), and Licensed Spiritual Counselor (RScP), has
been a professional recruiter for over 14 years. He has coached and
supported thousands of job-seeking professionals at all levels through
profitable career transitions. In addition to running his own firm,
he writes articles for trade publications and speaks regularly at industry
events. Affiliated with over 700 executive recruiters worldwide, Darrell
has won awards and praise from colleagues, clients, and candidates alike.
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) and MGM/United Artists Pictures. Through
these initial experiences, he developed an understanding of the corporate
structure and what it takes to get ahead. Based in Los Angeles, his
search firm places professionals nationwide. Microsoft, America Online,
Hunt-Wesson, and American Express have all utilized Darrell's professional
He is the author of Headhunters
Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters.
The book received the Clarion Award for Best Book from the Association
for Women in Communications, has been reviewed in Publishers Weekly
and the American Library Association's Booklist, and has been featured
in nationally syndicated career columnist Joyce Lain Kennedy's "Careers
Now." Darrell writes free-lance careers articles, his materials and
mentions appearing on the Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com, BusinessWeek
Online, MSN Careers, CareerBuilder.com and Wall Street Journal Radio.
A staunch advocate of what he calls "career partnership," Darrell
promotes a lifetime of teamwork between job seekers and their recruiters.
Through his online advice column, The Career Secrets™ Newsletter, media
interviews, public speaking and career coaching, Darrell's purpose is
to empower individuals to reap the most from their life's work.