Edward J. Murphy

Biography

I was lucky! From age 7, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a Soldier.

In 1964, four days after graduating from High School, I joined the US Army and found myself in Basic Training and Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

A year later, I became a Cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 1970, I graduated as a 2d Lieutenant headed to Airborne and Ranger School, then off to Viet Nam for a year.

In 1978, I returned to West Point to teach Military Science and earned my Master’s Degree from Long Island University in night school.

My greatest achievement during my time in the military was helping 1400-soldiers begin their college education during my last two years in Germany as a Battalion Commander. I wanted to give my soldiers something of real value - something that no one could ever take away.

After 24 years as a US Army Officer, from Viet Nam to Desert Storm, I retired in 1992. I then decided, with a little help from Anthony Robbins, that my second career would be as an Executive Coach. For the next 20 years, while working for four of the largest outplacement and e-cruiting companies in America from Seattle, San Diego, to Kansas City, I helped hundreds of people, from recent college graduates to CEO’s, find meaningful careers.

In 2011, I retired a second time and decided to document everything I learned from all those I willingly followed over the past 50+ years, in both the US Military (as a US Army Officer) and in Corporate America (as an Executive Coach), before their lessons were lost forever. I wanted to pay tribute to them because many of them aren’t here today to tell their stories.

My greatest joy comes from writing books that help others avoid or overcome the problems I’ve faced during my lifetime.

That same year, I created The Career Maker, a site dedicated to providing career advice to those who want to enhance their career by becoming absolutely essential to any employer, have just lost their job, are changing careers (like those leaving the US Military), or are stuck in a dead-end job just trading time for money.

Today, I’m privileged to live in Lee’s Summit, Missouri (near Kansas City), where I enjoy writing, eating sushi, and watching movies with family, friends and my best friend - my wife, Diana. When I count my blessings, I always count her twice.

Where to find Edward J. Murphy online


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The Career Maker Introduction
TheCAREERMaker.com, a site dedicated to providing you with the best in class knowledge, wisdom and advice on how to maximize your true career by becoming absolutely essential to any employer, how to become a better Leader and Follower tomorrow than you are today and how to Find and Build the career you were meant to have.

Lesson 1: What matters most to the survival of Private Sector Corporations.
Lesson 1: What matters most to the survival of private sector corporations. Step 1 of the five step formula of how to maximize your true career potential by identifying, measuring and increasing your value added to your leader.

Lesson 2: What matters most to the survival of Public Sector Organizations.
Lesson 2: What matters most to the survival of Public Sector Organizations. Step 2 of the five step formula of how to maximize your true career potential by identifying, measuring and increasing your value added to your leader.

Lesson 3: How to Identify, measure and increase your value added.
Lesson 3: How to Identify, measure and increase your value added. Step 3 of the five step formula of how to maximize your true career potential by identifying, measuring and increasing your value added to your leader.

Lesson 4: How to use your value added to enhance your career.
How to maximize your true career potential by identifying, measuring and increasing your value added to your Leader/Employer.

Lesson 5: How to use your value added to enhance your Leader's Goals.
Lesson 5: How to use your value added to enhance your Leader's Goals. Step 5 of the five step formula of how to maximize your true career potential by identifying, measuring and increasing your value added to your leader.

Books

The LOST Art of Planning; How to Enhance Your Career By Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 13,930. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management
This book is about Planning. To enhance your career, you must learn the LOST Art of Planning. This book reveals all the small and simple things you can do to become absolutely essential to any employer. My passion is to help you avoid or overcome the problems I’ve faced in my life. To that end, I commit whatever time I have left to share what I’ve learned.
The LOST Art of Followership; How to Enhance Your Career by Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 13,480. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal success
This book is about Followership. To enhance your career, you must first master The Lost Art of Followership. This book reveals all the small and simple things you can do to become absolutely indispensable to any Leader.
Effective Leadership: How to Enhance Your Career by Becoming Absolutely Essential to Any Employer
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Leadership
This book is about enhancing your true leadership potential. Leadership is the most powerful transferrable skill on the planet – the skill employers pay the most to acquire. If you have a desire to enhance your career, to become absolutely essential to any organization, and to become a better leader tomorrow than you are today, this book is for you.
Build Your Path: How to Enhance the Career You Were Meant to Have
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This book is about how to enhance the career you already have. It was written for those who already chosen a career field, but are struggling trying to build a more meaningful and fulfilling career.
Finding Your Path: How to Find The Career You Were Meant to Have
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 17,270. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
This book is about how to find a meaningful and fulfilling career – the career you were meant to have. You will discover the 45 TRUTHS of how and why people really choose their life’s work and how they achieve true joy for themselves and others.
Getting Hired: How to Receive the Highest Offer the Employer Can Afford
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 16,980. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting
This book is about how to get hired and receive the highest offer the employer can afford. It includes 19+ SECRET ways of getting your resume in front of the right people, interviewing strong enough to get selected as #1, and negotiating strong enough to receive the highest offer the employer can afford. This book is a continuation of Volume 1: Getting THE Call
Getting THE Call: How to Get THE Call for Job Interviews
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Price: Free! Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting
This ebook is about creating a compelling resume strong enough to Get the Call for Job Interviews! It was specifically written for all those who have either lost their job, are changing careers (like those leaving the US Military), or those who are stuck in a dead-end job they hate. I believe that winning is a choice. Choose to win! Because I know you were born for greatness!

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