Published on Sep 10, 2015
Edward Druce has seen every conceivable mistake anyone could ever make when trying to land a work position, as well as the occasional gem from those who know how to do it well.
In this talk he shares the very best of what he’s learned, and distills his experience into a simple and elegant 3-step formula that you can use to land your dream job.
Edward Druce is the author of ‘This Is Where to Start: Find Superstar Mentors, Master All They Know, and Get Ahead in Your Career’.
For the last 5 years, Edward has worked alongside speaker and coach Matthew Hussey. In that time he’s helped Matthew to become a NYT Bestselling author, to speak in front of over 100,000 people all over the world, work with celebrities the likes of Eva Longoria and Ryan Seacrest, and land his own radio show with iHeartRadio.
Edward has been the lead in growing Matthew’s team, and have been the direct point of contact for those looking to join the company.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
COMMENTS • 66
M. Harrison11 months ago (edited)
Guess I was lucky…I fired over 500 emails to hiring managers, HR, and companies…out of 500, I got 12 response. Interviewed for 7, got job offer for 3, selected on. And that one is Shell Oil. It wasn’t easy, but it worth it…oh, I don’t have social media presence.
Mari Rosas1 year ago
the way….. he talks…. is extremely……. annoying….
Erika Tsuchiya1 year ago (edited)
What’s wrong with being a teenage girl?!?! Such a sexist reply (and reaction) from not surprisingly, AA.
skaypdx1 year ago
Horrors upon horrors. As a teenage boy, Edward Druce wrote an email that a corporate executive initially thought came from a teenage girl. This is the supposedly humiliating & painful story with which Druce introduces his lecture of Do’s and Don’ts regarding cover letters & job inquiries. Amazingly, he doesn’t seem to recognize the blatant sexism of this story. In fact, the sexism of the story is just so f***ing obvious, that it testifies not to his ignorance or tone-deafness, but to his deep-seated sexism. After all, the whole story depends on an unstated assumption that being an 18yo male is good, and being an 18yo female is bad.
Karla Fuentes7 months ago
Omg! He is boring me to death.
Nelson A.1 year ago
I really liked your presentation Edward D. I totally agreed in focusing into your future dream job but I think it does not hurt to shoot resumes as well because when you are unemployed anything is welcome.
Charisma on Command1 year ago
Killer stuff Mr. Druce!
Peachy Jane6 months ago
Word to the wise: Don’t start out your talk by saying you were embarrassed because someone said you sounded like a girl.
Logic Police8 months ago
Speaking style is EXCRUCIATING. Every sentence he slows. down. the. same. painful. way.
Hugh Jones4 months ago
WTF is he waffling on about?
javier josefides10 months ago
Salsa is from Puerto Rico or Cuba.
In Argentina the most famous dance is Tango
Tyler Smith11 months ago
Awesome, thank you very much Edward.
Anastasiah Lauritzen10 months ago (edited)
HI Edward 🙂 Thank you for the great talk, and I’ll try your advises. I hope this video one day will reach millions of people, since it is packed with valuable suggestions to get yourself the job og your dreams 🙂 All the best from Anastasiah
Ikar l_insoumis11 months ago
Thank you Ed, very useful tips. Been doing something similar although I can see where I could have gone wrong in the past. Definitely need to work on confidence levels and self promoting skills. All the best.
SIMINI3 months ago
people are hating his way of speech, so what he is here to share something worthy.
Thomas Christensen4 months ago
Great formula to write powerful emails!
Ellis Sentoso6 months ago (edited)
This is fantastic and helpful! lI’ve met him before I realize, and found this video by accident while just searching for videos on employment and career advice.
G Nobels8 months ago
Great advice. More people need to see this
errrassser1 year ago
so true. very helpful.
Linda Hevira2 weeks ago