PINNACLE - How to Land the Right Job and Find Fulfillment in Your Career 

Because you’re reading this page, I can tell a lot about you.

Most likely, you’re looking for a new career, or at least considering it. And you have questions you’d like answered. I have some great news.

I’ve just written a book for you.

It’s called PINNACLE: How to Land the Right Job and Find Fulfillment in Your Career, and it will guide you to a more rewarding career.

Most people have no idea what they really want to do.

Perhaps you’re in a job you don’t like, perhaps never liked, but it was the best you could find at the time. Or you like the job but feel you could do better, that there is something else out there that suits you more. You might even be perfectly happy, but have a little spark inside you that isn’t sure and wants to explore.

This book is for you.

How can I be so certain? I’ve distilled 25 years of recruiting experience into this book. I’ve interviewed over 10,000 people and I’ve seen a lot of smart people make some very foolish mistakes. I’ve seen the same problems crop up time and again, those red flags that turn potential hires into rejections. I’ve also seen the best – applicants who stand out from the crowd.

I know what works and what doesn’t, and more importantly I know why. And I’m ready to share these insights with you.

If you’ve thought about a change in career, or you’re actively looking for a new role, this book will help you. I promise you’ll learn something new about yourself – something that will enlighten you – that will guide you in your employment search.

PINNACLE: How to Land the Right Job and Find Fulfillment in Your Career is available now. It contains all the information you need to identify the right job for you and plan your job search. Everything from figuring out what role is right for you, to ensuring you have a successful start after you’re hired. It’s a comprehensive overview of the entire job hunting process, designed to help you learn about yourself and reveal the path that will take you where you want to go.

If you’re ready for that next step, this is your guide.

To purchase an autographed copy, contact us directly at: 902-421-1676.





Now available at the following bookstores:

Coles Halifax Shopping Centre 

Coles Scotia Square

Chapters Mic Mac

Chapters Bayers Lake

Copyright © Gerald Walsh Associates Inc., 2016

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Listen to Gerald talk about how fears hold you back from reaching your career potential on the Todd Veinotte Show (starts at 37:00 mark):


Listen to Gerald talk about his new book on the Todd Veinotte Show (starts at 33.05 mark):

Book Reviews: 

January 2, 2017: Monday Morning Manager -  Harvey Schachter (The Globe and Mail)

December 14, 2016: BOOK REVIEW ROUND-UP: My top 5 reads for 2016 - Kaye Parker (The Chronicle Herald) 

November 18, 2016: The Chronicle Herald - Kaye Parker  

Book Testimonials:

“Relevant real life stories and the author’s musings about his own experiences make this book worth paying attention to when you are contemplating employment strategies and career direction. I enjoyed reading it and was successfully prompted to discover much more about my own career choices. Easy to read and understand.”

– Robin Clark, OH&S Consultant


“What a great contribution to the career development field. I have been in this field for over 30 years. This is the most current, most resourceful, most complete book I have seen on the subject. It is a must read for those seeking a fulfilling career and anyone working in Career Planning and Development.”

– Dr. Bob Ruotolo, CEO and Founder of the Quantum Performance Institute


“This book was a pleasure to read and will be an excellent resource for those new to the job market and those already in the workplace. It is a comprehensive resource full of engaging activities to help you determine your fit in the work world. I wish this resource had been available many years ago when I was struggling with “fit” in an organization. This book should be required reading, especially for newcomers to the work world.”

– Millie Colbourne, CEO


“PINNACLE is a must-read book for anyone from the first time job seeker to the mid-life career change. Gerry’s tips on learning from previous positions to assessing your skills and abilities guide you through the minefield that is today’s job market.”

– Doug Graham, Business Development Manager


“Gerald Walsh’s book is a great resource for the job hunter. It offers the tools and insights you will need to snag that perfect job and advance your career. This book is a common sense, real world guide to navigating the job market. The “Ask Gerry” question and answer articles are gems.”

– Bill MacLean, Municipal Administrator


“This book lives up to its title. Gerry masterfully covers the spectrum on how to lead a more fulfilling life by finding the work you are meant to do – from the key strategic elements to the detailed tactics and actions. Pinnacle is a must-have and timeless resource for anyone contemplating their career and for people coaching others through the process.”

– Steve Foran, Grateful CEO


“In a very readable and organized format, Gerry has distilled more than 25 years of knowledge and experience into a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to finding the right position. Whether you are seeking your first job or considering a change of career, this book will help you approach your search with professionalism and confidence.”

– Cheryl Hodder, Lawyer


“Gerald Walsh has interviewed over 10,000 job candidates and has distilled what works and what doesn’t work into practical, step-by-step wisdom that will become a blueprint for your career to flourish.”

– Martin Rutte, Founder, and Co-author of the New York Times business bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul® at Work


“As a business academic, I am used to review books with hypotheses and hard data and the attempt to apply theories to real business. However this business book is a different kettle of fish. No hypotheses, no theories, just facts and practical application. This is a book I would recommend to my students when they look for their first job or to a friend, who wants to consider a second career. Clear advice, many examples, useful lists of phrases, terms, action words to be used in resumes, suggestions on what to do and not to do in writing applications or preparing for an interview and the follow-up… in other words, a very applied and useful manual for anybody interested in pursuing a position.”

– Dr. Hermann Schwind, Professor Emeritus, Human Resource Management, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax