Will Retained Search Help Me Make a Career Move?

Most likely, not. And it has nothing to do with your competence, your experience, or your likability. Keep in mind the retained search firm’s business model. A search firm helps corporations fill key jobs (you have probably hired a firm to fill a senior executive role). They are under the gun from clients like you who need a position filled. […]

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Have Your Best Opportunities Evaporated?

During initial consultations, very high level and competent executives come to me wondering why their job search has stalled or why a particular opportunity evaporated. Upon examination, I find that during important networking meetings or with hiring executives, they have failed. They don’t fail due to skills, competency, experience or fit-they fail by making a wrong and lasting impression. Don’t be marginalized by doing one or more of the following: Don’t […]

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Changing Industries

Many senior executives desire a new and different challenge that will utilize acquired leadership skills. Marketing yourself for opportunities in a new industry requires a higher level of preparation, confidence, and a well-defined game plan. The career pay-off as a result of a successful industry shift can be big.  New and emerging industries, technology, and business models can […]

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Top Three Interview Mistakes

Over the last twenty five years, as a C level executive in large companies and within my own firm, I have interviewed executives for the top C-level jobs and coached executives for top C-level interviews. Generally, CEOs, Presidents, CFOs and CMOs are experts at communication and promoting their companies. Unfortunately, they suffer from the mistakes […]

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