The Streamlined Job Search

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Steve Dalton Searching for a job has become complex, multifaceted, and incredibly time consuming. According to Steve Dalton, senior career consultant at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and author of The 2-Hour Job Search, there is a simpler, more direct, and less stressful way to conduct a successful job search. In this CareerCast, Steve shares his perspective, experience, and practical tips on how to streamline your job-search process and increase your effectiveness.

Aired December 20, 2013

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Steve Dalton is a senior career consultant and associate director at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He has an MBA from the same institution and a chemical engineering degree from Case Western. Prior to entering the career-services industry, Steve was an associate marketing manager at General Mills and a strategy consultant at A.T. Kearney.

Random House published Dalton’s debut book, The 2-Hour Job Search, in March 2012. His concepts are now taught at over 30 universities worldwide. Dalton has appeared in the Financial Times, on, and on, and he is a regular contributor at the Huffington Post.

Dalton can be followed on Twitter (@Dalton_Steve),, and the 2-Hour Job Search Q&A Forum Group on LinkedIn, where he shares updates and answers questions from job seekers, career coaches, and hiring managers.

Steve Dalton The 2 Hour Job Search

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