THE JOB SEEKER’S SCRIPT (Fast Company Press, 2023)


This book will show you how to create scripts that position you successfully at every stage in your job search.

It will enable you to:

  • Build a compelling narrative about yourself
  • Decide how to project a strong “character” 
  • Know how to prepare for each event
  • Master the elevator conversation
  • Network like a pro, knowing exactly what to say
  • Design a resume that has others saying “WOW”
  • Write awesome thank you notes 
  • Ace every interview by telling your story well 
  • Use all these skills in the job you are sure to land.

Your job search is an opportunity to tell your story. Tell it well and you’ll win people over and land the job you want.


The Job Seeker’s Script is an invaluable tool for anyone looking for a job at any level. For years, Judith Humphrey has written some of Fast Company’s most popular advice for job candidates, and now she’s compiled all her guidance, along with exactly what you need to say (and how to say it), to get the career you want. This is the book I wish I had when I was looking for a job!”
– Kathleen Davis, deputy editor, Fast Company, host of The New Way We Work podcast


“Judith Humphrey helped me with my communications style two decades ago, and I still remember our sessions vividly and benefit from those learnings every day. She focuses on key strengths, gives tactical tips to address gaps, and then helps build captivating stories that are designed for specific audiences. Now job seekers can gain those same insights from Judith in this specially tailored book that has scripts for every stage of the job-seeking journey. If you want to secure a new position and build a strong career trajectory, The Job Seeker’s Script will give you confidence, a unique story, and a differentiated value proposition that will impress your future employers.”
– Joanne Shoveller, president and vice chancellor, International Business University


“Whether you’re a newly minted graduate or a seasoned job seeker, you’ll find this book extraordinarily useful. The Job Seeker’s Script shows you how to communicate the value you will bring to a hiring organization throughout your job search. The ability to put forward your skills, accomplishments, and background in an inspiring way is often the greatest challenge for job seekers, and readers will discover how to create and deliver the right messaging to get hired.”
– Jodyi Wren, interim assistant dean, executive director, and assistant vice provost for Career Education Initiatives, Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education and Connections, University of Rochester


“I can vouch for the brilliance of this book from personal experience. Judith Humphrey has been my communications coach, and she taught me how to script myself for every meeting and every interview. As a result, I’ve gone into each encounter confidently knowing exactly how to ‘tell my story.’ This has made all the difference and has enabled me to build a successful career. Readers of the book will find the same success.”
– Adeola Adebayo, senior managing director, Sustainable Investments, Canada Life


The Job Seeker’s Script offers superb advice: tell your story well. As the head of an executive recruiting firm, I ask candidates about their story: what they’ve learned, why they made the moves they made, how they’ve accomplished things, why they left certain jobs, and even why they made certain ethical decisions. Judith Humphrey’s inspiring book equips readers to script themselves for every encounter with a standout narrative. I highly recommend it to all job candidates.”
– Jay Rosenzweig, founder and CEO, Rozenzweig & Company, “Building the Leadership Teams of Tomorrow”


“In a crowded field of advice, The Job Seeker’s Script stands out. When I talk to candidates at all levels, sometimes their pitches don’t come across as authentic. This important and well-crafted book explains how to put a genuine pitch together, what the key elements are, and how to make sure it comes from your core, your heart. That gets my attention and keeps these job seekers top of mind.”
– Amanda Luthra, senior freelance recruiter


“This book is a treasure. The author, Judith Humphrey, coached me on its lessons. As a result, I aced my med school interviews and received a fellowship at the University of Toronto Medical School. I’m now an MD and a Specialist! Want a successful career? Buy the book!”
– Robert Mitchell, MD, Fraser Hospital, British Columbia