Mid-Quarter Executive Jobs Report

Mid-Quarter Executive Jobs Report (May 2021)

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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 clients choosing to utilize our services, because they see that it works. So let us cele…
You may already be a Wiener

“You May Already be a Wiener”

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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 an event at a bricks and mortar location.  The lure was a contest during which some lucky particip…
When is a Recruiter not a Recruiter

When is a Recruiter not a Recruiter

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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.  Forbes and Statista collected 26,000 nominations for the best recruiters in the US from recruite…
Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

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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 has ticked up.  A ransomware attack affects gasoline distribution in the US, oil prices spike, th…
Forbes America’s Best Recruiting And Temporary Staffing Firms 2021

We Did It Again! Forbes Media and Statista recognize The Barrett Group

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Forbes Media and Statista recognize The Barrett Group® as one of America’s Best Recruiting and Temporary Staffing Firms 2021. This fifth annual award list features companies in the executive search, professional search, and temp staffing categories. The Barrett Group (www.careerchange.com) specifically received the award for Executive Search. Only the top 200 executive search firms that focus …
Eight Dream Jobs filled last week!

Eight Dream Jobs Filled Last Week

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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 career change system, and certainly ensured their speedy success. Let us explore this amazing re…
LinkedIn Turn-offs You Should Avoid

LinkedIn Turn-Offs You Should Avoid

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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 on my own preferences and perceptions.

The Executive Market Shows Distinct Signs of Life

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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. The Barrett Group has highly experienced coaches, consultants, writers, and researchers, and ev…
We've Got Your Lucky Number

We’ve got your lucky number: 50-8-4-9

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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 policy… There it is again… the unmistakable aroma of executive opportunity. Naturally, many…
RETURN OF THE ROARING TWENTIES

Return of the Roaring Twenties

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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 inflation in 2021, but the picture is mixed when you look at specific sectors. For example, used c…

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