J. Michael Farr is one of America's most knowledgeable authors on the subject of job search and career planning. He helped found the self-directed career planning and job search movement, and he continues to teach thousands through his books, assessments and yearly workshops. He has been teaching innovative, self-directed job-search techniques-proven to reduce the time it takes to find a job and help people take control of their careers and lives for more than 20 years. J. Michael Farr's techniques have been adopted by job-search and career-placement programs throughout North America. He has trained more than 6,000 instructors and trainers in numerous workshops and presentations across the U.S. and Canada.