Career Reinvention

Seeking out the Science on Search Firms, Part II – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Last month, we introduced two types of search firms and discussed what they look for in candidates. In this month’s blog, we explore how you can best identify and network with an executive search firm. Element 1: There are so many firms out there. How do I know which firms to target? As an executive, the search firm’s experience in your industry and/or job function becomes paramount. The firms you work with should have a background in placing positions like…

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Behind the Scenes with an Executive Search Consultant – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

What really goes on in the mind of a search consultant? And how can knowing help your C-level job search? To find out, I interviewed Gina Riley, Executive Search Consultant and Career Coach at Talence Group in Portland, OR. She shared with me many things you might expect — and a few you might not! Read on to get a behind-the-scenes look into the world of executive recruiting. Randi Bussin: Thanks for speaking with me, Gina.  When it comes to…

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Find the Hidden Job Market – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

You have probably heard the expressions “hidden jobs,” or “hidden job market” or “unadvertised jobs.” And I bet you are thinking? Why would a company “hide” or not advertise a job? And why should I care? And if I care, then how do I tap these roles? Well the reality is these unpublished roles are THE key to landing fast, especially if you are an executive. After all, who sees job openings on Linkedin for a CEO? Another little secret:…

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Thinking about Changing Career Paths in Your 20s or 30s? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Here Are Four tips To Get You Started!co-written by Victoria Rayel and Randi BussinSometimes making a career change can cause anxiety — a completely reasonable emotion! After internships, classes, and now full time work, it may feel like as though you haven’t landed on a career path.  How long will it take?  Will you ever find a career you enjoy? In truth you likely have 30-40 years left in your career, so to think that you will stay where you…

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