Published on: Friday, May 06, 2011
In April, ExecuNet's benchmark Recruiter Confidence Index revealed that 65 percent of 192 executive search firm respondents are "confident" or "very confident" the executive employment market will improve over the next six months, up four points from March.
Two leading indicators of future executive job market expansion — a monthly reading on recruiter confidence and a separate forecast of executive job creation — remain decidedly strong in the face of a variety of cautions about the continued growth of the broader economy.
Published on: Wednesday, May 04, 2011
I read this quote recently and wanted to pass it along to you:"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
— Vincent Van Gogh
"Paint" can be a metaphor for anything we have thought about doing but have not yet taken the action. It can be a creative endeavor, a personal goal or something that feels bigger, or more risky, like job change.
Whatever it is, don't let the inner critic or external cynic stand in your way. Make a plan, take a chance, try, and see what happens. Even if you learn you learn you're a terrible artist, you might have fun playing with the colors or discover something new about yourself along the way.
With that in mind, here are the recent blog posts you may have missed that can further inspire you in your everyday decision-making. We welcome your comments!
Published on: Monday, May 02, 2011
Recently, I attended a breakfast of the Greenwich Leadership Forum
, an organization of professionals and business leaders who are striving to be ethical leaders, combining business excellence with wisdom and faith-based and ethical principles. The speaker was Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci, who gained recent fame as part of the bidding group for the New York Mets and for the famous Jon Stewart segment last September, which went over 5,000,000 views on YouTube, answering the question Anthony asked President Obama in a town hall meeting: "When will you [President Obama] stop treating Wall Street as a ‘piñata?'" Stewart answered the question: "...until the candy comes out."
Published on: Thursday, April 28, 2011
As part of ExecuNet membership, I conduct a weekly teleconference called Six-Figure Hotline
where members call in to ask the questions keeping them up at night, and to gain market and trend insight from the career experts who join me in talking about issues that are important to executives today. Whether you are in a job search, thinking about changing positions, or want to learn how to strengthen your success in your current position, this weekly teleconference is designed to provide you the support you need to reach your goals.
Recently, in one such teleconference, a caller said: "I have been performing in the middle management ranks now for a number of years and feel I have demonstrated many executive qualities in my prior experiences. The problem is I keep hearing ‘they are looking for someone who was a vice president before.'"
Published on: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Roller coaster, roller coaster, with your stomach-clenching drops, nerve-shredding loops and shriek-inducing jerks — why do we love you so?
You incite rollicking fear, make our hearts race, send our knuckles white, chuck us around unmercifully — and we keep getting right back in line for more.