Next Job, Best Job: A Headhunter's 11 Strategies to Get Hired Now

Next Job, Best Job: A Headhunter's 11 Strategies to Get Hired Now

by Rob Barnett


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"This generous and useful book strips away the shame and fear from a job search and can help you get past the resume and see a better way forward." —Seth Godin, bestselling author of This is Marketing

If you’re struggling to find work in an uncertain job market, Next Job, Best Job by headhunter Rob Barnett delivers game changing strategies to get you hired now. For readers at any phase of a career, Barnett saves you months of wasted time surfing random job postings and uploading resumes into oblivion. His new process gives you the end-to-end tools to find the work you want.

Rob Barnett is an innovator, a two-time entrepreneur, and a senior executive with five decades inside legendary media companies. As an advisor to thousands of job seekers and company heads, he is uniquely positioned to disrupt the job search industry. His inclusive platform is a life-saving escape hatch during the darkest hours of unemployment and an expert guide to the work you deserve.

With humor, compassion, and a healthy dose of tough love, Barnett covers everything from the essentials of a modern job search to ageism, ghosting, navigating LinkedIn and Zoom, and mastering the voodoo of social media.

Pivot from worrying to winning with inspired steps to:
Score perfect job interviews
Negotiate like a pro and get to “yes”
Rebrand yourself with a unique resume, digital profile, and killer cover letter
Ignite focus and restore motivation
Identify the best career path
Define the right job title
Get immediate replies and callbacks
Master networking
Banish self-defeating thoughts
Embrace success
Pay it forward

New strategies replace ancient job search rules that lead nowhere. Rise above every other candidate with an empowering, easy method that finally works.

“Rob Barnett reimagines today’s career search and offers a proven process to land the right job (or client) fast.” Small Business Trends

“(Barnett) leads the reader through a birth-to-earth version of job search, starting with being fired or laid off and culminating in his advice for negotiating the next offer. He peppers the steps along the way with anecdotes from his own experience and the kind of advice meant to help you keep the job once you land it.” St. Paul Pioneer Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806541488
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 06/29/2021
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 112,460
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rob Barnett is a headhunter, management executive, podcaster, author, and entrepreneur. He founded Rob Barnett Media in 2018, an inclusive platform for thousands of job-seeking professionals and industry leaders placing the right people in the best jobs.

Rob 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

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 It's Not "Just Business" 13

Chapter 2 Emotional Rescue 29

Chapter 3 Rise Up 55

Chapter 4 Your North Star 72

Chapter 5 Marketing Yourself 102

Chapter 6 Find Your Tribe 140

Chapter 7 Social Voodoo 156

Chapter 8 Your Next, Best Job Search 182

Chapter 9 The Perfect 30-Minute Interview 201

Chapter 10 Close Like a Pro 227

Chapter 11 We Can Be Heroes 253

Author's Note 259

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