Department of Political Science


Careers Week: The 2-Hour Job Search - Using Technology to get the Right Job Faster (Steve Dalton)

19 May 2021, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Steve dalton

In good and bad economies alike, the single hardest step of the modern job search is getting an interview.  The only predictable way to get an interview is through networking, but "networking" is frustratingly vague advice.  How exactly do you network so that it leads to interviews? In this workshop, The 2-Hour Job Search author Steve Dalton and Duke MBA career coach offers an exact process – rather than a series of tips – for effectively turning strangers into advocates, leading to more internal referrals and more job interviews. This session proposes an efficient alternative to hopelessly applying to online job postings. The 2-Hour Job Search turns “networking” into a finite and repeatable recipe. To create this recipe, Dalton drew upon the latest science ranging from behavioral economics to operations theory to social psychology to split networking into its three component parts: prioritizing targets, contacting employees, and recruiting advocacy. Each will be discussed in turn to help job seekers harness free and simple technology to get the right job faster, and attendees will leave the session knowing exactly what they need to do next.

This event is free.

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Abi Turner

Steve Dalton
Steve Dalton is a senior career consultant and career programming director for the full-time MBA program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He holds his own MBA from the same institution and a chemical engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to entering the career services industry, Dalton was an associate marketing manager at General Mills and a strategy consultant at A.T. Kearney. 

Penguin Random House published Dalton’s debut book, The 2-Hour Job Search, in 2012, and a fully-revised edition was released in April 2020. His concepts are now taught at over 100 universities worldwide. His follow-up book, The Job Closer, was published in April 2021. 

This event is part of the Department's Careers Week 2021. Find out about the week and explore more events here.