It’s a movement, not a moment –

Sep 20, 2022

Hey everyone,

I’m looking for volunteers to build the “never search alone” movement – it’s not about selling the book, it’s about building a community with a heart and smarts…and lots of free resources for people who have been laid off (or otherwise lost their jobs).

As you know, the job search is a lonely and anxious place.

Where do job seekers go for help? 

For support? 

For community?

With your help, I’d like to build a community with a suite of free services and support that include:

  • Free job search council placement and support 
    Volunteers are now donating time to help place job seekers in Job Search Councils. They are also helping to train the job seekers who volunteer to moderate each JSC.
  • 50 pages of free tools and templates
    We have over 50 pages of free tools and templates and volunteers are donating time and expertise to constantly update and expand this library.
  • LinkedIn support group
    We have started a support group on LinkedIn for all job seekers. Volunteers are helping to welcome new members, moderate the community, and promote participation.
  • Bi-weekly open houses 
    We are running bi-weekly open houses to support job seekers and build community and support. Volunteers are helping to program and promote these sessions.
  • Monitoring layoffs and reaching out to companies/people
    Volunteers are reaching out to companies and individuals who have been laid off — offering our *free* resources and community to help them.

What do you think?

Do you (or someone you know) want to help with any of the above?

You can volunteer to be on a team – or you can make a more serious commitment and be a team lead.

Team leads run each of these teams and make a 2 year commitment to do about 5-10 hours per week. The team lead is not for everyone, and fortunately we *already* have team leads for the JSC and Free Tools teams. 

Get in touch if you want to learn more.

Together let’s help the millions of job seekers who today (and tomorrow) will need our support to never search alone.



P.S Council meetings are coming up in La Jolla in a few weeks! More about that and our Positive Politics exercises in next week’s newsletter.

Upcoming Live Appearances

– New York Book Launch Party
Wed, Sep 28
Upper West Side
(this is at the private home of a member and is “sold out” – if you would like to host one in the NY area, then let me know!)

– Job Seeker Open House
Fri, Sep 30
4pm ET

– Boston Book Launch Brunch
Sun, Oct 2 (11a to 1pm)
Lexington, MA
(email me if you want an invitation to attend)

– Never Search Alone and Find the Job You Love
LinkedIn Product Management Learning Series (hosted by LinkedIn)
November 18, 2022
12pm ET


– Future of Retail
Phyl Terry revolutionizes the executive job search with his new book “Never Search Alone”

– Local Maximum
Phyl Terry: Never Search Alone

– SaaS Scaled
Planned for November

Note: if you are a podcaster, or know a podcaster – then I’d be happy to be on your show to help spread the word.

About the Author

Phyl Terry

Phyl Terry, Founder and CEO of Collaborative Gain, Inc., launched the company’s flagship leadership program – The Councils – in 2002 with a fellow group of Internet pioneers from Amazon, Google, and others. Thousands of leaders from the Internet world have come together in the last 15 years to learn the art of asking for help and to support each other to build better, more customer-centric products, services, and companies.

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