Fifty Fabulous Finds

Fifty Fabulous Finds

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Our clients work hard, so we like to celebrate them when they find what they seek—typically a new executive assignment. Lately, though, the celebration is getting to be exhausting because so many clients are landing or receiving offers—more than fifty in the past four weeks! In a way, that’s not surprising. After all, that is what we do at the Barrett Group: we help executive clients clarify t…
INDUSTRY UPDATE: Information Technology - September 2021

INDUSTRY UPDATE: Information Technology – September 2021

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INDUSTRY UPDATE- Information Technology Information Technology – US and EU/UK The critical importance of Information Technology (IT) in business is obvious in the meantime. So it is no wonder that IT has achieved its own C-level status in the form of CTOs and CIOs, etc. in the last few decades. Therefore we have added these titles to how we define “executives” for the purpose of this Update (…
Pay for Help finding a Job?

Pay for help finding a job?

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Pay for help finding a job? Really? What an absurd notion, right? You may be thinking, “I do my own car repair, fix my own roof, manage my own stock portfolio, self-diagnose my illnesses, act as my own fitness trainer, and never need to consult a vet when I’m doctoring the cat.” What? You’re not thinking that? You don’t fix your own car? Why not? Ah, cars are complicated, they require special…
Industry Update - Healthcare - August 2021

INDUSTRY UPDATE: Health Industry – August 2021

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INDUSTRY UPDATE- Health Industry Future Trends Editor’s Note: Given the plethora of sectors and data sources, a single prediction exceeds our immediate capabilities. However, there are multiple sources that all predict significant growth and innovation in the health industry and pharmaceutical segment. Here is a sample of those sources. Global health care spending came in at about $8.45 tril…
21 Reasons to Celebrate

21 Reasons to Celebrate

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In July we reported that our clients had more than 100 interviews for executive jobs (see 100 Job Interviews in One Month). And we are at 107 in August month to date. We knew these numbers would lead to a surge in landings and offers. But never expected 21 clients to land or receive offers in one week! But that’s what happened last week. 21 clients! We will provide more details in our weekly Hi…
Industry Update - Financial Services - August 2021

INDUSTRY UPDATE: Financial Services – August 2021

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INDUSTRY UPDATE: Financial Services Editor’s Note: In this Industry Update “executives” will generally refer to the CEO, CFO, COO, and Vice President titles only. Unless otherwise noted, the data in this Update will largely come from LinkedIn. The data represents a snapshot of the market as it was at the time of the research. Is LinkedIn truly representative? Here’s a little data: LinkedIn has…
INDUSTRY UPDATE Manufacturing - August 2021

INDUSTRY UPDATE: Manufacturing – August 2021

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INDUSTRY UPDATE: Manufacturing The Barrett Group serves executives internationally in clarifying their career objectives. We help them discover the professional opportunities of their choice. We employ a five-step career change system. It has proven extremely effective over the last three decades. Of course, our executive clients want to understand the macroeconomic developments in our regions…
100 Job Interviews in One Month

100 Job Interviews in One Month

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It’s actually more than 100 job interviews last month. At the Barrett Group (TBG) we have been helping clients clarify their career objectives and then discover the job of their choice for more than three decades. Our five-step career change system gets results and we are proud of our clients’ success. But we’ve never seen anything like this! Our clients were invited to 105 job interviews in…
Why are your LinkedIn messages going to SPAM

Why are your LinkedIn messages going to SPAM?

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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 to and who we’ll relegate to the spam folder, shall we? [Admittedly, I’ve left off some of t…
The Push-Button Career (And Other Executive Myths)

The Push-Button Career (And Other Executive Myths)

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Thousands of prospects come to the Barrett Group every year looking for help with their executive careers. Most realize they will have to put in the necessary effort, but some have completely unrealistic expectations. For example, sometimes these executives think that finding their next career step is as easy as pushing a button to unleash the hundreds of headhunters who have been waiting anxio…

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