The Best Career Advice You Never Received

Over the course of my 30 year career as an executive search consultant with Spencer Stuart I’ve had a unique opportunity to observe the formation of many successful and not-so-successful careers. A number of components go into building a successful career, but professionals who take personal responsibility for proactively managing their careers have a distinct … More The Best Career Advice You Never Received

EPAM Self-Diagnostic

How attractive a candidate are you? Many executives do not have an objective and actionable perspective about the attractiveness of their backgrounds in the talent market. This understanding is particularly important if you are going to manage your professional development effectively and position yourself for future opportunities. In a recent column for Moneyinc.com I shared … More EPAM Self-Diagnostic

HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT JOB!

Selecting the right opportunities is critical to not becoming a job-hopper. It has a huge impact on your track record, job satisfaction, quality of life and long-term earnings potential. What are the factors you should consider beyond simply compensation and geography? The Opportunity—There are a number of considerations beyond simply title, compensation and major responsibilities. … More HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT JOB!

How to Advance through the Executive Search Funnel

An Inside Look at the Executive Search Process! This week I provide suggestions on how to optimize your chances of progressing through the search/candidate funnel. You will recall the following search funnel construct from last week’s blog. My current suggestions and tips for advancing through the funnel are organized within this same construct.. How to … More How to Advance through the Executive Search Funnel

The “numbers” behind the Executive Search Process

An Inside Look at the Executive Search Process! One of the biggest and sometimes most frustrating mysteries for business professionals is how the executive search process works.  During the last three weeks I have offered suggestions respectively on: how to identify recruiters to work with; how to go about developing relationships with search firms; and discussed the stages and timing for a typical … More The “numbers” behind the Executive Search Process

Steps and Timing in the Executive Search Process

An Inside Look at the Executive Search Process! One of the biggest and sometimes most frustrating mysteries for business professionals is how the executive search process works.  During the last two weeks I have offered suggestions on how to identify recruiters to work with, and how go about developing relationships with search firms.  This week I share an insider’s perspective on … More Steps and Timing in the Executive Search Process

How to Identify Recruiters to Work With

One of the biggest and sometimes most frustrating mysteries for business professionals is how the executive search process works.  Last week I offered suggestions on how to go about developing relationships with search firms.  This week I share some suggestions on how to identify the most appropriate search firms and search consultants to work with. The … More How to Identify Recruiters to Work With