Have you ever stood in line for something that was in short supply and wondered if it would still be available when you got to the head of the line? Concert tickets? Sporting events? Author’s autographs? A free meal?
What about a new job?
Effectively, if you wait to enter the executive job market or do so without the proper guidance, you will be at the back of the line and others will take th…
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.“
That is how Charles Dickens began his classic A Tale of Two Cities. But he might well have been talking about the year 2020 if he were still with us.
I wonder if there is anyone alive who has not been touched by Covid-19 in some way. Whether with respect to family, friends, acquaintances, or loved ones, workwise, or financially… “It was t…
As in nature, so in business. Companies come and go. Industries are born, mature, and die out. But what is stunning is the pace of these changes.
Will your industry or job even exist in five years? Will it die? Let’s reflect.
Being an engineer at, say, General Motors specializing in transmissions or fuel injection used to be a good, secure job, but as that whole industry turns its attention t…
It is normal for manufacturers and retailers to conduct a year-end inventory so that their balance sheets accurately reflect the value of goods in their warehouses. In fact, given the sophistication of warehouse management systems these days, probably most such businesses know their inventory every hour.
But what about the people who run those systems?
What about you?
Have you even thought a…
We have probably all wrestled with automated phone prompts. Or maybe a recalcitrant app that did not want to take the information we were trying to input… Or what about your Siri, Alexa, navigation, or other virtual human interface? No frustration there, right? We all benefit greatly from the efficiencies that big tech has delivered for us. After all video meetings are largely the only way to a…
Clearly something has changed.
Include the Relief Rally in your New Year resolutions because clearly something has changed.
Yes, Covid-19 is still expanding its grip and is likely to spike in the wake of Thanksgiving in late November. We are sad to see this terrible situation. But vaccines could begin to roll out even before the end of the year—vaccines with high efficacy that can, as the dos…
Every time you feel stressed you may want to pause and think about the millions of people who have it worse than you: homeless, jobless, under a ventilator…. it may help. Nevertheless, normal workplace stress is also debilitating, affecting your performance, your outlook, and ultimately your health.
So, is it normal to have so much stress?
Well, no, actually. But there are so many additional …
The executive job market is changing as industries reshuffle their priorities due to the Covid-19 virus.
We hope you benefitted from the burst in economic activity in Q3 that also saw a substantial jump in employment (though we still have a huge employment deficit (versus the pre-Covid virus era).
Here at the Barrett Group, we keep a close eye on economic and industry developments.
We want t…
When I was very young, I was always fascinated by a small box that my father kept on his dresser. There were numerous odd coins in curious shapes and sizes with names and languages that I could not understand. There were also two or three medals on ribbons, solemn and beautiful, testifying to something mysterious. And then there was this odd little mechanism made of once shiny brass with lev…
In the clear light of 20 : 20 hindsight, do you have regrets or the feeling that somehow your career would have been different if you had done something differently in the past?
Perhaps it is not too late to make a change, especially with so much of the world economy in flux at the moment. Turmoil also means opportunity. And fortune favors the bold.
Let us begin with whether you would do an…
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