Edward J Murphy
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
VideosThe Career Maker
This site is dedicated to all those who are out of work, changing careers - like those leaving the military, stuck in a dead-end job with no future, seeking a better career. If this is you, then I can help you.
This site contains valuable advice and information on all the things employers expect you to know, but are not taught anywhere in high school or college.
Getting Hired: How to Receive the Highest Offer the Employer Can Afford
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
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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