Author: Marion Engelke

I just need introductions to decision makers

“I just need introductions to decision makers”

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We hear this fateful phrase, “I just need introductions to decision makers,” all too often from prospective clients. The Barrett Group (TBG) has been helping executives clarify their career objectives and find the ideal next position now for more than 30 years.  Executives naturally tend to think...

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Mid-Quarter Executive Jobs Report

Mid-Quarter Executive Jobs Report (May 2021)

Mid-Quarter Executive Jobs Report: Why clients come to us, what they want, and where they are landing. We continually celebrate a number of keywords here at the Barrett Group.  One of them is “appreciation” because we have much to appreciate. Particularly the consistent increase in the number of executive...

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You may already be a Wiener

“You May Already be a Wiener”

How many of us have made a mistake and then regretted it when it came to light, perhaps kicking ourselves for not having caught it earlier? So, it was no doubt with the unhappy soul who ran the headline above in a newspaper ad some years ago.  The ad was intended to attract potential consumers to...

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When is a Recruiter not a Recruiter

When is a Recruiter not a Recruiter

We face contradictions in terms every day.  For example, when you wipe away dust on your furniture, we say you “dust” the furniture.  Of course, logically we should say we “undust” our furniture. So when you say “recruiter” what does that mean? Well, in the case of Forbes magazine, it means a lot. ...

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Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

These days you would have to be asleep not to be confused about the contradictory signals we are all receiving regarding the state of the economy. One minute the stock market is hitting a new high, then it’s off by 5 points because the jobs report disappointed or some early-warning inflation index...

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The Catalyzing Effect of Covid on a Job Search

The Catalyzing Effect of Covid on a Job Search

The catalyzing effect of Covid on a job search. I occasionally like to check in with journalist and colleague, Julie Norwell, who interviews our successfully landed clients about their experiences and shares them in the Success Studies page of our website. Through this work, Julie has a broad perspective...

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Are you feeling "used but useful"?

Are you feeling “Used but Useful”?

Many prospective career changers come to us feeling that they have been or are the victims of age-ism, either by virtue of being too young or too old. Fortunately, we at the Barrett Group have never seen this as being a barrier to finding the ideal job. One of my employers had a penchant for...

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