You wouldn’t think that experience could be a problem. But when you’ve known what you…
John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker LLC
If you’ve ever thought that the rules of love and the rules of work are the same, you might be right. After all: an interview is a date, leaving a job is a breakup, severance is alimony.
That’s the notion, anyway, behind “Harper’s Rules”, from Danny Cahill. Cahill, one of the country’s top recruiters – and trainers of recruiters – has successfully melded the worlds of job hunting and dating into a light-hearted parable.
His heroine, Casey Matthews, is a software sales executive in her early 30s, with annual income well into six-figures. A recent divorce has left her floundering and losing focus. Harper Scott, the headhunter who placed her eight years ago and has stayed in touch, surfaces with news that a new EVP at her company is about to replace the entire sales force.
How does he know? He placed the new EVP. And he’s going way out on a limb in passing the word. Casey, already limp at the idea of dating again, wants to shut down altogether at the prospect of finding a new job.
Through the plot device of a book he is writing on the tools of job hunting, Harper helps Casey navigate the perils of the job hunt and find her way back into a new relationship.
Cahill’s book offers inside tips to help you
- Take the sure fire test for deciding whether you should stay in your job or relationship.
- Discover how to leave without burning a bridge or breaking a heart.
- Understand why you should never accept a counteroffer – from a boss or a lover.
- Learn how to ask for the job or the next date at the end of the meeting.
- Know when to commit and when to keep interviewing or dating.
An excellent airplane read, “Harper’s Rules” will have you nodding your head at the parallels between job hunting and dating.
“Harper’s Rules” is published by Greenleaf Book Group Press, and is available through most online booksellers.