Goals & Staff Biographies

Your Job School:

Our company’s primary purpose is to prepare our candidates to be candidates, not merely resumes.

Our process, the Personal Marketing Strategy Program© has the following basic underlying principles.

A. To help transit the candidate from being a paper candidate to being a person. (People notice, interview, and hire people—not paper.)

B. To reduce the risk of hire and increase the reward of hire for the company as well as the candidate.

C. To provide a step-by-step marketing program to prepare and present the candidate’s credentials and close for the job.

D. The reality that “tasks are normally dismissed, measurable accomplishments are always recognized.”

E. All candidates in transition are engaged in a sales process.

Tomorrow’s job is not an illusion!

The “get THAT NEXT job!” (GTNJ) program is a very aggressive candidate advocacy program.

Our job is to enable you to get noticed, get interviewed, and get hired in the shortest time possible!

Today is your first tomorrow!

Bruce Dreyfus, Managing Partner

Over the past 11 years, PMSP© products have had a broad appeal. We have had a significant impact on five distinct audiences:

1. Experienced candidates: The PMSP will help them develop a series of marketing products about themselves to present to the senior staff of any company. “People hire people—not paper.”

2. Younger/less experienced candidates: As a tool to help them develop their story (paper and interview) to present to any hiring authority.

3. Candidates with limited education: PMSP enables them to express their dreams, goals, and aspiration,  based on who they are, not who they should be. The narrative helps them to see who, what and why they are.

4. Recent college graduates: PMSP allows them to develop their stories based on real accomplishments to illustrate their potentials.

5. People re-entering the workforce: PMSP helps to reorder their thinking of their accomplishments, competencies, and potentials (ACP). It also helps them to refine their story of who they are, what they can do, and how they can benefit any company as an employee.

Staff Biographies

Bruce S. Dreyfus, Founder & Managing Partner

Bruce Dreyfus has spent the last 29 years in the human capital arena, outplacement, recruiting, career planning, and the last 10 years as a transition coach. His prior professional career encompassed several distinct-yet-related career paths: teaching, sales, sales training/sales management, and small business consulting. He has worked as an outplacement consultant, recruiter, sales and recruiting manager, business consultant, and vice president of sales in three different industries before starting Transition Compass in 2002.

He is also the author of various articles on sales, management, and de-hiring, and he has also been quoted in various newsletters, periodicals, and newspapers. His book (2008), soon to be republished as an e-book ($49.95), and audio CD (2008; $39.95), has been well received by the coaching and outplacement community. Bruce also writes for several websites as well as www.get-THAT-NEXT-job.com. Bruce is a sought-after motivational speaker on all topics having to do with transition.

Bruce holds a B.S. Ed. and an M. Ed. in administration. He taught English and social sciences for several years before embarking on a successful sales and coaching career. He has also earned a certificate as a Certified Outplacement Consultant. As a former sales professional, Bruce understands how to get you noticed, interviewed, and, more importantly, how to help his candidates to negotiate the best compensation package for themselves while securing that next job.

Bruce’s philosophy—his basic mission statement as a Transition Methodology Coach—is “results, not just another transition concern.”

“Candidates, not merely resumes” sums up his vision of coaching, mentoring, and consulting in his 21st-century transition system. His step-by-step marketing approach for candidates, using his Personal Marketing Strategy Program©, helps get his candidates noticed in today’s highly competitive job-search environment. Do you want to “walk on water or do you want to carry a life jacket?” His system is that life jacket.

Contact Bruce at 404-348-0429.

Patricia Bursten, Educational Transition Consultant

GTNJ is very pleased to announce that former educator Patricia Bursten is joining the practice as an educational consultant. Pat has vast experience in both the public and private sectors of education, with more than 30 years of classroom experience. Her certifications alone would take a page to list; needless to say, she understands both the public and private school environment and can help you maneuver the maze of getting noticed in the educational setting, which will help you to “get THAT NEXT job.”  If you are seeking a job or career in education, Pat can get you there.

Pat can also help you to define a clear path to accomplish your goals. Her interviewing skills are superb, and as a former teacher, she has developed the patience of a saint. She can help you find yourself in today’s confusing job-search world.

Pat holds a bachelor of arts degree and a master’s degree from the University of Florida, and she has done extensive postgraduate work in learning disabilities at Nova University and Georgia State. We welcome Pat as a vital addition as we continue to expand our program and services.

Howard L. Dreyfus, Member of the Board. Responsibility: Business Development advice

“get THAT NEXT job” is very pleased to announce that Howard Dreyfus has a volunteer to be chairman of our board of advisors.  He has a broad sales and management background, a former sales representative, manager, director, and Vice President of sales in the communications industry.

Howard brings to our company vast experience in marketing, sales, and the presentation process. As a manager and a director of sales, he has hired and coached hundreds of people to a successful career both in and out of the sales arena. He fits our PMSP system perfectly as our program advocates a marketing approach for our clients. His great sense of humor and wry wit will allow clients to enjoy a unique respite from the normally difficult transition process.

Howard knows what good is and how to best present candidates to get noticed, interviewed, and get that next job. With his background in sales and journalism, Howard as an objective outsider who can see us for who we are and is not afraid to make suggestions to make Get That Next Job even better. He has also helped us define our mission statement both for our recruiting compy and our coaching organization.

Howard has been a silent business partner since our inception as Transition Compass.

 Robert Sandt,  Executive Vice President & COO

We are pleased to announce that Bob Sandt has joined GTNJ as an executive vice president and principal transition coach. Bob has over 30 years of experience in the management of both large and small enterprises and therefore brings a unique perspective and expertise with respect to finding a new job and career development. As a former client of GTNJ, he found the process so compelling and consistent with his career experience that he decided to invest in taking GTNJ national through an enhanced and fully functional Web presence.

Through Bob’s ability to identify the right talent, he has been able to successfully guide complex technology development programs, initiates new product launches, and commercialize advanced technologies across multiple applications. His hands-on leadership style and forward-focused vision consistently deliver superior products and customer service experiences, whether executing component level repair support, production, manufacturing or assembly operations, or logistics and supply-chain management of sophisticated systems. Formulating strategies and executing capture efforts for multi-billion-dollar programs while turning around failing operations has become emblematic of his ability to recognize talent and build strong, effective management teams.

Bob is a successful business leader with many years of engineering and business experience, having served as CEO of Ahtna, Inc., the 20-largest corporation in Alaska; as vice president of business development at Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Missile Systems Division; as vice president of marketing and product development at Magnum Power Systems, Ltd.; and as president/CEO of Diversified Defense Industries.

He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, and he also holds a master’s degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He attended the Executive Development Program at Emory University and the Senior Executive Development Program at Cornell University.

After 3 years with us, I convinced Bob to go out on his own and return to the Government service and sales. He will be missed on a daily basis, but he still participates at our soon to return monthly seminars at Georgia State University which have been going on for 15 years.

The PMSP© System helps to ensure three things in any candidate’s transition mode: The candidate will be prepared for the transition, by knowing who they are, they will able to get noticed in today’s market place, and they will be comfortable explaining and demonstrating how they will increase the “reward of hire” and reduce “risk of hire” for any Hiring Authority. 

“Today is your first tomorrow!” –Bruce Dreyfus

“Tasks are normally dismissed; measurable accomplishments are always recognized.”


Unlike our print and CD products, our Transition Methodology Coaching Services cannot be guaranteed, as we have no way to ensure our client’s adherence and dedication to our Personal Marketing Strategy Program© and methodology.