65 results for author: Mark Anderson


Not All Job Listings are Created Equally

An interesting question came up when ExecuNet Premium member Kieran was working with his career strategist last week. Kieran is a senior IT executive who came to us on the recommendation of a friend and former colleague who we helped develop personal ...
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You’ve Got Options! Step Out of the Box.

I want to tell you about James, a product development executive who is very typical of many executives these days. James is 51 and is latching on to stability, trying to hang on until retirement. Hanging on for a minimum of 16 years is not a healthy ...
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Learning the Compensation Dance

Compensation discussions often make candidates very uncomfortable. Obviously, you want to get as much money as you can, but you also don’t want to seem too expensive and get ruled out before you can make them “fall in love” with you. It’s a dance. ...
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How Healthy is Your Job Search?

You know I was thinking, we put a lot of time into looking ahead and projecting, preparing, and preventing when it comes to our health, but when it comes to our career, we tend to take a more “in the moment” approach. I’m continuously made aware how ...
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Strong Ties Make All the Difference

Recently, I was reminded of the philosophy of Charles Schultz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip. He basically challenged people to recall the best in their field, things like: Name the five wealthiest people in the world. Name the last 10 World ...
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The Key Ingredient of an Executive Search

Caroline has been looking for a job since she was laid off from her SVP Sales position for a large consumer good company in August. When she realized she wasn’t going to quickly land a new role, she followed a friend’s advice and joined ExecuNet Premium ...
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Why They Haven’t Swiped Right on You

Has your job search ever left you feeling confused, angry, and even frightened? That’s not uncommon. The question is, is it you or all the companies that aren’t contacting you? Before I go into that, I’d like to take a minute to tell you about an ...
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When Anticipation Turns to Disappointment

It didn’t matter which teams made the Super Bowl. There’s one thing they all had in common no matter how impressive the individual talent may be – it took a team effort to move the ball down the field. I know someone will point out the amazing running ...
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Your Next Great Next is Right Behind Your Value Story

Some sobering news: Only 36% of recruiters are “confident” or “very confident” that the executive hiring market will get better in the next six months, according to an ExecuNet poll of recruiters. This signals that competition will be even tighter ...
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A Scary-good Executive Job Search

Most people believe job search is scary. I can certainly understand why. After all, you don’t know what’s out there, not exactly. You’re filled with anxiety, nervousness, even fear – along with the feelings that caused you to no longer be at your last ...
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Will the Executive Job Market Improve in the Next 6 Months?

Our exclusive Recruiter Confidence Index tracks how confident executive recruiters are that the executive hiring market will improve over the next six months. Right now, the Index has rebounded from the depths of September and reached just over 40% for the ...
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Let’s Turn You Into the Winner!

I just hung up the phone after a call with a man named John. He’d recently activated Premium Access and just had his 60-minute conversation with one of our career strategists. For the first time in his 8-months and counting job search he feels confident, no ...
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