Donald Asher is an internationally recognized author and speaker on the topics of careers and higher education. In America he is well known as “America’s Job Search Guru.” His career books include the ground-breaking Cracking the Hidden Job Market. He wrote the best-selling guide to getting into graduate school, Graduate Admissions Essays, and he works on educational access and equity issues nationwide. He has also written The Overnight Resume, How to Get Any Job, Who Gets Promoted (named career management book of the year), and Asher’s Bible of Executive Resumes (the largest compendium of executive resumes ever published). He is co-author of a book on elite scholarships, The Best Scholarships for the Best Students. He is the author of twelve books in all, available in English, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese. Asher was named a “Career Mastermind” by the award-winning web portal QuintCareers. He has been the career columnist for US Airways Magazine, education columnist for MSN, and a contributing writer for the Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com and CollegeJournal.com, college.monster.com, monster.com, careerbuilder.com, wetfeet.com, jobstar.org, Dow Jones’ Managing Your Career Magazine and National Business Employment Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the NACE Journal. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, New York Times, USAToday, Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, salary.com, USNews & World Report, Forbes, Fortune, Money Magazine, Men’s Health, and many, many other publications. Asher holds the master of arts in human development from Fielding Graduate University, the master of human resources and organization development from the University of San Francisco, and the bachelor of arts in philosophy-religion from Reed College. He is a featured speaker over 150 times per year, including recent lecture tours in Canada, Mexico, India, China, South Korea, Morocco, and Germany, where he spoke about international career trends and the borderless career. Asher lives in Northern Nevada—and in American Airlines seat 3-A.
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