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Archive for December, 2013

Time for a Career Checkup

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

With the holidays and year end rapidly approaching, it is time for a career checkup to assess where you are, how well you are doing, and what should be done to improve or modify your career trajectory in the upcoming year. Having a career vs job perspective is critical to better judge where you are in a life time of working as well as the long term steps that will enable one to achieve a career vision. Establishing a career goal or vision is also essential to help guide your actions and development. Happy holidays and let us know how you do in your career checkup.

Continued Growth in 2014 Executive Hiring

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

There continues to be growth in overall US employment and especially at the executive level as economic growth has continued at a reasonable rate along with a strong stock market and low interest rate environment. We see 2014 as being even stronger with increasing confidence and a global rebound. Consulting firms have continued to experience attractive growth for both large and niche firms in both growth strategy as well as cost and process improvement engagements. Financial service firms are also rebounding from reductions in force during the financial crisis and are hiring. However, we have seen slower and more deliberate hiring processes requiring patience and persistence to be successful. As the talent requirements for success become even more important, this will require improved processes and decision making for executive hiring in 2014.