ABOUT the FOUNDERS
MyNewJobHunter.com has three people behind it.
- Dave Watson
- Anita Martel and
- David Perry
We have been friendly for years because Dave’s brother Kevin Watson was David Perry’s best friend.
Along time ago, in a distant universe, David and Kevin worked on multiple projects together including the first job board in Canada which launched about 5 days after Monster Board did back in 1998.
If you have children or you’re actually young enough to remember “Pinky & The Brain” let that be your visual. While David was writing Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters people often asked about the inspiration for some of the strategies and tactics. Well… that’s an easy one. While not terribly inspiring by David’s standards, Kevin was the perfect ‘lab rat’ to try things out. And that they did.
Now many more ‘experiments’ actually failed than passed but a lot did work and the best of them like: Networking with the Newly Departed, The Starbucks Coffee Cup Caper, and The Email Chain Letter... often made it into one chapter or another of the book. In fact, there are more tried and true tactics where Kevin was the first to use it successfully – than not.
Kevin also contributed two pieces for inclusion in the 2.0 and 3.0 versions of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters.
FuturTek is a technology service company that is dedicated to using Engineering principles to provide innovative solutions to solve specific problems. One problem that is being addressed now is that people need more effective tools to help them find meaningful engaging work and a structured, predictable plan to define and capture their desired outcomes and documents. MyNewJobHunt is a proven answer.
A highly experienced software engineer and technology lecturer with a solid record in product testing, design and development by being a consistently strong innovator in all areas. A named inventor filed on 4 product patents. Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and debugging skills, a quick learner who is a critical thinker, flexible, adaptable and persistent, with a focus on application design, development, building and testing,
Technical Team lead that motivates team performance to achieve consistent team quality/velocity. Experienced at instructing Computer Engineering students in a wide variety of software topics at a college level
Anita Martel is a senior partner at Perry-Martel International Inc. and a performance consultant in Emotional Intelligence. She is also a partner in Guerrilla Job Search International and is a member of the team of professional recruiters that put together the Guerrilla Job Search System of products and services using leading edge job search techniques.
Through her +35-year career Anita has focused on program development and management, education and counseling within the human resources, academic and addictions fields. Anita is an international speaker on executive recruiting and job search techniques. She is the author of the Absolute Job Search Guide, a contributing author for all three editions of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters (WILEY 2005, 2009, 2011), co-author of Don’t Hire a Liar (PMI 2003) and Beyond Great: Hiring the Best Leaders (PMI 2001).
Anita graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Psychology & Women’s Studies, was a Commissioned Officer holding the rank of Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves, is a Registered Guild Recruiter and member of the Canadian Advance Technology Alliance.
Nicknamed the ‘Rogue Recruiter’ by The Wall Street Journal, David teaches companies not only how to hire the right executives (and keep them), but also candidates, on how to make business decisions that will shape their careers. This plurality of headhunter, author, and coach delivers, a balanced perspective which leads to longer tenure because of better fit.
A well-known name in executive search, with 30+ years of experience, David has personally closed more than 1100 searches with a near perfect success rate, negotiating in excess of $393M in salaries. His creative recruiting principles led the Wall Street Journal to nickname him the ‘Rogue Recruiter’
He’s author/co-authored seven books on executive recruiting and job search including: Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0, Hiring Greatness: How to Recruit Your Dream Team and Crush the Competition (WILEY:2016) and Executive Recruiting for Dummies. (DUMMIES:2017)
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