Most people know Doug Hindman professionally as a leading authority in job search having been quite literally born and raised in that business. Not many fourth grade students take their resume to “show & tell” – but Doug did! Now, many call Doug the “Tony Robbins of Job Search” because he offers effective, expert advice and inspires a “can do” attitude with his audiences.
You see, Doug was born into an entrepreneurial family that founded the largest resume writing company in the country with offices coast-to-coast in the 1970s. This company eventually helped create the new field of executive marketing and by the 1980s was firmly established as the industry leader.
As an undergraduate student at the University of Richmond, Doug set up a job search service to help his fellow classmates find employment. He also volunteered his time at the Better Business Bureau where he interacted with company executives and community leaders and was recognized for his achievements at the annual BBB awards dinner – all by the age of 21.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing in hand, Doug elected to proceed directly into an accelerated MBA program at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed this rigorous program and received his MBA within 11 months (most MBA programs take 2 years).
Summers and holiday vacations were spent working in the family company, learning from the ground up the intricacies of job search methodology, the employment market, and executive marketing. After graduation, he decided that this work was his life’s passion. Since 1989, Doug’s entire professional career has been devoted to helping others advance their careers.
He is a dedicated volunteer freely offering his time to church and community organizations. He is a featured guest speaker at career fairs, national conventions, and on radio and TV programs. From entry level to executive, his goal is to help people take control of their lives and careers. As he tells those attending his workshops, “We are all in this together and we will help each other achieve success!”