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Author and alumnus, Rick Gillis, ’86, has made his latest book available to fellow Park University Alumni Association members at no charge. Each month a new chapter will be available for download.

Download individual chapters in PDF format:

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Or, purchase a copy of JOB! from


About the Author

Rick Gillis graduated from Park University’s Fort Bliss Campus Center in 1986 with a bachelor of science degree in management. He has been involved in the business of employment since 1997 when he was instrumental in introducing the first local employment website to the greater Houston market.

Over the past several years, Rick has aggressively studied the practice of job seeking from the perspective of both the employer and employee. It is based on these observations that he wrote his first book, "The Real Secret to Finding a Job? Make Me Money or Save Me Money!" (Trafford Publishing/July 2009) His fourth book, “Job!: Learn How to Find Your Next Job In 1 Day” was published July 2012.

Rick has been involved in or has intimate knowledge of many aspects of the employment business to include resume creation--specifically, his Pre-Resume(tm) concept, employment advertising, recruiting, pre-employment assessments, networking and social networking sites, age-discrimination issues, the human resources function, best practices as they apply to management, diversity, legal issues, staffing companies, web based applicant-tracking systems and, of course, Internet employment protocols.

Currently Rick is a contributing writer at His column, Dollars and $ense Job Search can be found in the "Features" section of the career website.

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