Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1 Million+


Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1 Million+: Your Insider's Lifetime Guide to Executive Job-Changing and Faster Career Progress in the 21st Century by John Lucht

Why We Like This Book:

The ONLY book on changing jobs you will ever need. As detailed and well-documented and -researched book as we know of. It is the equivalent of Effective Executive for job searches. May not be 100% applicable for college graduates, but is for everyone else. He says you should do your resume like we do, and no one else recommends this. Buy this book.

M/M, Mark - great recommendation.


Mark - great recommendation. When we last spoke, you pointed this out to me. I bought it right away and have used it very successfully...am almost there with the "key" points on "financial security". After ten years of your recommendations, you haven't been wrong yet. No butt kissing here, either. :) Take care. GTF

Greg- Thanks for the kind


Thanks for the kind words!

Glad that the book was so helpful. And don't forget - the credit always goes to the man in the ring!

It's a privilege to serve you.


It is stated within "why we like this

It is stated within "why we like this book" that "he says you should do your resume like we do". After reading his resume section and listening to your podcast "Your Resume Stinks", I have to say that I found the two styles to be very different. Lucht recommends white space, "long copy" (four or five pages) and the use of paragraphs over bullets. I much prefer your style. I am in the process of converting my resume using your format and can already see a vast improvement.

Thank you for the book recommendation, but I will not be referring to the resume section again - I will be using your podcast as my guide instead. Thank you for that podcast - and all the others!


Angela- I understand your concern,


I understand your concern, though fundamentally we agree with Lucht on the BASICS. He believes in a reverse chronological, job based resume with responsibilities and accomplishments detailed for each job. As do we.

The key difference is that Lucht is talking for QUITE senior executives. The title is, in my opinion, outdated - it should read "...at 200,000+".

Glad you like our style though!


(cover) letter of inquiry and salary

Mr. Horstman,

Mr. Lucht recommends that letters of inquiry include salary information in the next-to-last paragraph.  Is this recommendation something I should follow as I begin sending letters to leaders in companies I target for future opportunities?