June 20, 2017 – The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has named The Job Search Navigator: An Expert’s Guide to Getting Hired, Surviving Layoffs, and Building Your Career by Matt Durfee as a 2016 Silver Benjamin Franklin Award recipient. Regarded as one the highest national honors for independently published books, winning entries are selected by an extensive panel of over 150 librarians, booksellers and design and editorial experts.
“We’re pleased and proud that the IBPA has recognized the work of this important thought-leader in the job-search space,” said Doug Seibold, publisher and president of Agate Publishing Inc. “Matt Durfee offers a lucid, straight-talking perspective on how best to look for your next job.”
Widely acclaimed for its real-world insights and easy to follow strategies, The Job Search Navigator takes you inside the mind of an expert recruiter whose step-by-step methods for getting hired have been tested and refined through successfully navigating nine of his own job losses.
“It’s been incredibly rewarding to witness the positive reception for The Job Search Navigator,” said Matt Durfee, author and President of Navigator Executive Advisors, Inc. “I’ve lived each chapter through the milestones and mishaps of my own 30-year career, and continue to apply these practical guidelines in helping both new and experienced professionals find their path to success.”
With the national unemployment rate at its lowest in over a decade, Durfee worries many may overlook the dramatic evolution taking place in the workforce economy and find themselves unprepared to deal with the possibility of sudden job loss.
“Finding a job in today’s world requires its own set of skills and specialized knowledge, and for many this can be very intimidating.” Durfee stated. “Smart professionals are increasingly learning and leveraging advanced job search skills as a core component of their overall career strategy, providing a hedge against the possibility of job loss while putting themselves several steps ahead of the competition for the best paying jobs of tomorrow.”