For Immediate Release

Contact: David E. Perry


Help for College Grads in Dismal Job Market: Free “Guerrilla” Job Search Training

Unconventional, no-cost tactics that are proven to work in any economy and get grads noticed by employers in today’s COVID-19 economy.

New York, New York – Millions of new job hunters in the form of recent college graduates are now competing for their first job. More than thirty million people have filed job lost claims during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the US National Association of Colleges and Employers, 4 per cent of members are withdrawing offers and 20 per cent are considering it, while 21 per cent cancelled internship offers.

All of which spells trouble for graduating college and university seniors, about to enter the toughest job market in 100 years.

“Even highly qualified grads will have to work harder this year to land their first job after graduation,” says David E. Perry, co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0 (Wiley).

“To get noticed by employers in today’s dismal economy, in which the average grad job search could take 10 months, job seekers need to use unconventional, no-cost tactics that are proven to work,” says Perry.

“When it comes to finding your first job, know this: Only about 5-10% of jobs are advertised online, in the newspaper, or at a job fair. Yet, this small number of jobs is being chased by about 80-90% of grads, who have never been taught differently,” says Perry.

“To stand out amid today’s cut-throat competition, you must be among the 10% of smart job seekers who go after the 90% of jobs that are never advertised, most of which are at businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Contrary to popular belief, there are jobs and there is hope for grads — they just need to know where to look,” advises Perry.

To address this, Perry is making available a two-hour job search training video with tips and tactics that work in every economy – boom times and recessions.

Grads will learn proven unconventional ways to find that first job after graduation, including:College Grad DVD

  • Why the “hidden job market” has gone even further underground because of COVID-19 … and how every graduating college and university senior can benefit.
  • How to create a “board of directors” and find a job faster with the same method used by every Fortune 500 company.
  • Why traditional networking is a total waste of time — and what to do instead.
  • How to humanize the job market and get noticed by employers … while most job seekers are still waiting for jobs to appear on Indeed, LinkedIn, or ZipRecruiter.

The training is available at no charge at this link:

ABOUT is a private job search acceleration platform which integrates job search tips from the “Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters” books with a suite of tools designed to keep grads focused and on target every step of the way.

David Perry is co-founder of, managing director of executive search firm Perry-Martel International and co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0, and 5 other books on job search and recruiting.