Rob Barnett talks new Book: NEXT JOB, BEST JOB


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In today's post-pandemic economy and unpredictable job market, you can't rely on outdated job search strategies - or afford to wait.
In NEXT JOB, BEST JOB: A Headhunter's 11 Strategies to Get Hired Now (Citadel, June 29, 2021), Rob Barnett reinvents the career search with a proven process to land the right job fast. For anyone who has been fired or furloughed, the initial shock can easily turn into fear. With the right mindset and approach, Barnett argues, you can win the career you want and deserve - without delay.
Barnett reveals essential job-hunting strategies and pivotal steps for people out of work at any age and for others feeling uninspired in current roles:
. Choose a North Star to clearly communicate your career goals;
. Rebrand yourself with a unique resume, strategic LinkedIn profile, and killer cover letter;
. Zoom like a rock star;
. Score a perfect ten at a job interview, and
. Negotiate like a pro to land at Yes.
By adopting this process, you'll earn the work you were meant to do; sell yourself to any potential employer, and leverage your relationships to land the right job. In NEXT JOB, BEST JOB, Barnett inspires readers with practical steps to overcome the emotional crush of a job loss. This book turns the pain of ghosting, discrimination and rejection into purpose, passion and renewed confidence. With deep roots in broadcasting, digital entertainment and rock n' roll, Barnett knows first-hand the challenges of hiring and recruiting. He's led talented teams for more than four decades at media powerhouses including CBS, MTV and VH1. Today, as an advisor to thousands of job seekers and company leaders, he offers expert guidance as headhunter with a unique ability to speed up every search.
With a healthy dose of tough love, Barnett's humor, wisdom, compassion, and inspiration from rock legends like Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards and David Bowie, NEXT JOB, BEST JOB empowers you to pivot from worrying to winning. Next Job, Best Job also features guest appearances and price less wisdom from:
Bob Dylan
George Harrison
Mick Jagger
Keith Richards
Bruce Springsteen
Joe Biden
David Bowie
Tom Petty
Johnny Rotten
Amanda Palmer
Kevin Bacon
Chad Hurley
Don Was
Danny DeVito
Spock Kirk
Ram Dass
Grandma Janie
Rob Barnett is a headhunter, management executive, author, podcaster, and entrepreneur. As founder of Rob Barnett Media, he has discovered, hired, and led hundreds of talented creators and executives in senior management roles at MTV, VH1, and Audible/Amazon. He was President of Programming at CBS Radio. A digital pioneer, he founded My Damn Channel, one of the first original online studios and networks. Representing diverse careers, companies, and opportunities, Rob's multi-platform content and no-nonsense approach inspires people to define and sell their best professional brand. Visit
"Next Job, Best Job is a book for our time. Rob's excellent advice enables us to banish the stress and anger we can feel when in-between jobs or just plain stuck. Instead, he shows us how to tap into purpose, passion, and power so we can take the first step on the path to more meaningful work. It's time to choose the next best career move-this book shows us how." -Annie McKee, PhD, Senior Fellow and Director, PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
"No nonsense insights and instant impact. Rob distills everything he's learned into actions you can take today to achieve your dream job." -Sean Atkins, Senior VP & Executive Dean, College of Business, Western Governors Univ.
"I couldn't think of a better ally and partner to have in your corner as you're navigating what's next." -Bryan Thoensen, Head of Content Partnerships, TikTok
"If you are looking for your next rock star opportunity, Rob Barnett is your man." -Angela Bowers, VP Global Instructor Talent Development at Peloton Interactive
"More than a recruiter, he's a strategic career coach, and trusted advisor. Rob Barnett delivers big time. He is peerless." -Reggie Williams, SVP, Global Consumer Revenue Video, Condé Nast
"There is nobody as accomplished, caring, innovative, and reliable as Rob Barnett. His eye isn't where the puck is, but where it's going." -Michael Gewirtzman, Global Programming Director, Advertising Week
"It's the 'What Color is Your Parachute?' of the new world of work."-Ivana Taylor, Books Editor, Small Business Trends; publisher,

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