38 results for tag: Next Great Next


So Many Executives Just Won’t Do This

Last time, I wrote to you I shared that I was listening to a call between one of our Career Strategists and an executive. He had multiple ideas on what he should do next, needed his resume updated, and had no concrete plan for deciding what was the right next ...
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Most Executives Do the Wrong Thing When Laid-off

When Stephanie, the CMO of a biotech company, was laid off, what did she do first? She grabbed a spoon and attempted to soothe her sorrow with an entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s Chocolatey Love A-fair, with an assist from the sixth and final season of ...
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Someday Isle…Escape and Find What’s Next

It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. That’s how I feel about “Someday Isle.” What’s Someday Isle, you ask? It’s the place people who are always saying, “Someday I’ll…” go after a while. Getting stuck on ...
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If They’d Only Look at My Resume!

Jason was an SVP Manufacturing for a company you’d recognize if I could name it. Things happen as we all know, and for one reason or another, James found himself on the outside looking in…a.k.a. unemployed and lost and alone as he tried to figure out, ...
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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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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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