Ian Ybarra | Bio

Recruiting Young Talent

Ian is co-author of RECRUIT OR DIE: How Any Business Can Beat the Big Guys in the War for Young Talent (Portfolio Penguin, August 2007). He speaks at conferences and corporate meetings and advises organizations on recruiting and retaining young talent.

Personal Career Development and Networking

Ian started writing about finding and doing work you love in 2004. After college he served as apprentice to master networker Keith Ferrazzi for three years, assisting with editing and marketing Ferrazzi's international-bestselling book NEVER EAT ALONE: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time. Ian speaks to college students and young professionals, sharing networking tips from Ferrazzi's book and mentorship, as well as Ian's personal story of how he went from an engineering student with no published writing and no contacts to writing for a top business magazine, editing a bestselling book, and getting a book deal of his own within two years.

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