As employee number one with the first job board serving the greater Houston, TX (USA) 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 began calling-- asking for someone to explain how job seekers should employ (pun intended) this new technology. Rick took the call and before long was speaking to larger and larger groups.
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!; as well as 2012’s publication JOB!
To being quoted & noted
As well as hosting two radio talk shows in Houston & Dallas, Rick has been heard on NPR & PBS as well as on stations across the US, in Canada, the Caribbean, and even Australia! Rick has been quoted and noted in The WSJ, Business Insider.com, CIO.com, BlackEnterprise.com, The Houston Chronicle/Chron.com, ComputerWorld.com, Forbes.com, SFGate.com, USATodayEducate.com, DallasNews.com, HerCampus.com and many more. His TV appearances include PBS, CBS, Fox, ABC/The Live Well Network, as well as hosting an award-winning 5-part series: HCC Partners for Jobs: Re-Train, Re-Invent and Reenter. Rick also produced & hosted 33 episodes of HCC-TV's "Get a Job," a 1/2 hour employment talk show, and is a contributing writer for Salary.com.