As employee number one with the first job board serving the greater Houston, TX market in the 90's Rick Gillis was exposed to the amazing disconnect that was (and continues to be) contemporary job search.
First came public speaking
State agencies, professional associations, networking groups, and job search ministries immediately began calling asking for someone to explain how job seekers should employ (pun intended) this new job board. Rick took the call and before long was speaking to larger and larger groups.
Then writing & talk radio
2007 saw the publishing of Rick's first book "Really Useful Job Search Tactics" followed by "The Real Secret to Finding a Job? Make Me Money or Save Me Money!" and the college eBook "Make Me Money or Save Me Money!" Along the way Rick hosted Rick Gillis Employment Radio heard in Houston and Dallas.
To being quoted & noted
Rick has been heard on NPR, PBS as well as on radio stations from coast to coast across the US, in Canada and even Australia! Rick has been quoted and noted in The WSJ, Business Insider.com, BlackEnterprise.com, The Houston Chronicle, Chron.com, Forbes.com, San Francisco.com, USATodayEducate.com, DallasNews.com, HerCampus.com and many more. TV appearances include PBS, KHOU-CBS, KRIV-Fox as well as hosting an award-winning 5-part series: HCC Partners for Jobs: Re-Train, Re-Invent and Reenter. Currently Rick hosts "Get a Job" for HCC-TV, provides on-air job search tips for Houston KROI-92FM and is a contributing writer for Salary.com.
"Rick is a true expert in his profession, as his knowledge of both job search and career development is easily among the most impressive I have ever come across. Anyone seeking employment or lookiing to further solidify their professional career would do very well to learn from Rick Gillis."
Dustin M. (Financial Networking Group Manager)