Interview With Author Brian Fenerty
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Funny I don’t have an answer for this as I cover it extensively in my book – it is a typical opening question in a job interview.
I am an author because I wrote a book, I hope to write another soon and doubt I’ll ever in
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My first book is called: Find a Job You Love and Get the Job You Want
I love talking about what I do and am always open to helping people in their job search, interview, and offer negotiation. You know how you have a friend who you call for help with specific things? Well, I am the recruiter who acts as a career coach for my friends and family.
A couple years ago, I started collecting my career coaching insights into workbooks and, later, blog posts that I can share with people to help them.
How to negotiate a signing bonus, how to navigate the interview process, how to ask for a raise, etc. Eventually, I figured it may be easier to put it all together and make it available online for everyone. At $0.99, and often free, I feel like it is really available for everyone – I have no plans to raise that price.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
ADD, Instagram addiction, work, life, and lack of writing skill, all conspire to make me write at odd hours, on my phone, you name it. Honestly, this is not a long book and is more of a primer or workbook than the next Great American Novel. I put in hours after work and on the weekends and leaned on my editor and publishing team to get it done.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Hunter Thompson proved to me that you can write about anything if you can write. I do not compare myself to Hunter in terms of writing, I think I may have been able to hold my own with Hunter in other areas back in the day.
What are you working on now?
A new book on getting promoted in your current company – a bit of a departure for me as someone who works in Talent Acquisition – and I feel like a worthwhile goal for most people.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I call my friends, shared a few copies with people who could use it…maybe promotion is something I can look into!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I am not qualified to share much on this. I will say this: what one man has done another can do.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What one man has done another can do.
What are you reading now?
Blogs about recording an audiobook.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I would like to get better, a little, and try to raise my game a bit in storytelling. I write guides and I’ll get you from Point A to Point B in my area of focus quickly and I think adding stories may help people connect better to the techniques I share.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The complete works of William Shakespeare. I am, by no means, an accomplished reader of the man and find something new in every story he wrote. I like Dave Barry also, he makes me laugh so… maybe both.
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