Author: Philana Orem

Why are your LinkedIn messages going to SPAM

Why are your LinkedIn messages going to SPAM?

Do you know how to use LinkedIn to its fullest? One of the steps in our executive career change process is to help clients expand their networks. We help our clients learn to effectively communicate—particularly on LinkedIn. So let’s review the contents of my LinkedIn messages and see who we’ll respond...

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Time is Not on Your Side

Time Is Not on Your Side

Generally, I don’t remember my dreams, but last night I remembered a fragment of a punctured hourglass so that sand leaked out of the bottom bulb. I woke up with the strong impression that time is finite—not to mention extremely valuable. Remember all of the things you do every day that you take for...

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You’ll Have Them Eating Out of Your Hand

You’ll Have Them Eating Out of Your Hand!

Yes, that is a chipmunk and yes, she’s eating peanuts out of my hand. As is almost always the case, though, our relationship did not start that way. It took time to build trust. At the Barrett Group, we have spent more than 30 years helping hundreds of executives each year to clarify their career...

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Eight Dream Jobs filled last week!

Eight Dream Jobs Filled Last Week

Last week we helped EIGHT executives fulfill their career ambitions by landing their dream jobs. Our career consultants, coaches, researchers, and writers all deserve significant credit. But our clients themselves deserve the most, afterall they do most of the work. They followed our tried and true...

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LinkedIn Turn-offs You Should Avoid

LinkedIn Turn-Offs You Should Avoid

We can probably agree that LinkedIn is a powerful tool for building your network and perhaps creating social capital, however, there are undoubtedly good and productive ways of doing this as well as turn-offs that you should avoid. Note, these are subject to interpretation and therefore based purely...

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The Executive Market Shows Distinct Signs of Life

At the Barrett Group we help clients clarify their career objectives. This means often changing industries or roles in the process—and then go out and discover their dream roles. We have been doing this for 30 years. We have developed a very successful, five-step program to navigate the job market....

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We've Got Your Lucky Number

We’ve got your lucky number: 50-8-4-9

Have you noticed it? There is a distinct sense of spring in the air. Not just the season, mind you, but the spasmodic heave of the economic engine… with a tang of ozone… Business optimism is growing, feeding off increasing vaccination rates, economic stimulus, pent-up consumer demand, and loose monetary...

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Return of the Roaring Twenties

Mix low inflation, government largess, easy money, pent-up consumer demand, low business investment, and vast amounts of hoarded cash… and what do you get? Once the pandemic eases, we predict a return to the Roaring Twenties. Economic news outlets such as Kiplinger may highlight higher...

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Free Yourself from the Economic Cycle

There seem to be two prevailing theories on offer at the moment regarding the economic cycle: A) Too much fiscal stimulus will ignite inflation and lead to recession.; or B) well timed and adequate stimulus combined with the broad success in vaccination will allow for a sustained and full-throated...

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