Renowned Job Search Guru Donald Asher at MSUM Oct. 31

Donald Asher, known as America’s Job Search Guru, will talk on “How to Get Any Job with Any Major” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 in Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Comstock Memorial Union ballroom. The talk is free and open to the public.

Whether you’re a new or soon to be graduate who doesn’t have a clue about the next step, or you’re a mid-life career changer who wants a more fulfilling job, or an underemployed professional who has been hit hard by the recession, Asher will provide valuable insight on how to get the job of your dreams. 

“The techniques presented in the talk will show students, alumni and community members how to beat 1000-to-1 odds to land that dream job or internship,” Asher said. “Whether you’re a frosh or a senior, I will show how the hidden job market works, where 55 to 80 percent of jobs change hands without advertisement or posted openings.”

An internationally acclaimed author and speaker specializing in careers and education, Asher is the author of 12 books, including Cracking the Hidden Job Market: How to find opportunity in any economy, How to Get Any Job and Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn’t and Why. He is the nation’s foremost authority on the graduate admissions process, and author of the bestselling Graduate Admissions Essays: How to Write Your Way into the Graduate Program of Your Choice.

He has been a contributing writer to MSN homepage, MSN Encarta, the Wall Street Journal’s and,,,,,, the Los Angeles Times’s career development website, US Airways magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Examiner, and Dow Jones, Inc.’s National Business Employment Weekly and Managing Your Career magazine.

Asher is a consultant to top MBA programs and undergraduate institutions nationwide on hidden-job-market and self-directed-search issues. He’s also been a keynote or featured speaker for a variety of organizations, including the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals, as well as at hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the U.S.