Career Biography

Donald Asher is an internationally recognized author and speaker on the topics of careers and higher education. In America he is known as “America’s Job Search Guru” and was named a Career MasterMind by the award-winning portal, QuintCareers. He is well known for having written Cracking the Hidden Job Market, The Overnight Resume, How to Get Any Job, Who Gets Promoted (named career-management book of the year), and the best-selling guide to getting into graduate school, Graduate Admissions Essays.

He is the author of twelve books in all, available in English, Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese. He is co-author of a new book on elite scholarships, The Best Scholarships for the Best Students.

Asher has been the career columnist for USAirways Magazine, education columnist for MSN, and a contributing writer for the Wall Street Journal’s and,,,,,, Dow Jones’ Managing Your Career Magazine and National Business Employment Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Examiner, and the NACE Journal.

Asher holds the master of arts in human development from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, the master of human resources and organization development from the University of San Francisco, and a bachelor’s degree 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, Ireland and Germany, where he spoke about international career trends and the borderless career.


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