Chairman’s Blog

Doctoring Your Career

Doctoring Your Career

Today I want to return to telling you about real people who have overcome their challenges and landed great jobs through their own efforts (with excellent advice and support from the Barrett Group).

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Meeting our Clients’ Great Expectations

Meeting our Clients’ Great Expectations

As I’ve mentioned before, literally thousands of executives come to us each year with expectations of how we can help them in their career development. Some of them have very specific needs and expectations (such as demonstrating transferability of skills across industries) while others simply realize that they might be great surgeons, lawyers, engineers, or other expert professionals, but in the business of finding that next better, more satisfying, and more lucrative job… they need help.

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What Moves Executives to Change Jobs? (And how is it changing?)

What Moves Executives to Change Jobs? (And how is it changing?)

We’ve talked extensively in prior issues of this Blog about individuals and the factors that motivated them to seek us out for support in their career change endeavors.

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Self-Knowledge is Power

Self-Knowledge is Power

Let’s continue our discussion about the people who seek out the Barrett Group’s help in clarifying their career objectives and navigating the career change process. Knowledge is power!

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Onward and Upward

Onward and Upward

Thousands of professionals come to us each year looking for better career opportunities. So many, in fact, that we can actually identify collections of symptoms of people who particularly benefit from our services. I think it’s helpful for executives to see themselves in these “personas” and thereby perhaps better understand the process that will quickly lead to a successful conclusion.

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Discover the New You

Discover the New You

It is our pleasure to speak with hundreds of prospective career changers every month through which we gain a direct understanding of what is going on in the market place. These calls run the emotional gamut from desperate to philosophical, depending on the candidate’s situation. Through this blog I want to share some of these stories to help you understand that you as a would-be career changer are not alone. Many people share your concerns and challenges, and may be able to offer solutions.

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Fight, Flight, or Delight?

Fight, Flight, or Delight?

Fight or flee… That’s how many people feel about their jobs. But there is at least one other common emotion in this context, and that is somewhere between boredom and a need for adventure. Let’s call it “delight.”

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Post-Government Success

Post-Government Success

The Barrett Group helps hundreds of professionals each year to clarify their career objectives and then go out and find the job of their dreams. Whether they are executives, lawyers, people transitioning out of the military, or other professionals seeking support our Clarity Program© uniquely facilitates this process, because we look at the whole person, not just the targeted title, compensation, and geography.

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Read the Writing on the Wall

Read the Writing on the Wall

In this series of articles, we attempt to portray the circumstances that motivate career changers today.

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Don’t Just Grin and Bear It

Don’t Just Grin and Bear It

Julia was a successful HR VP for more than a decade before she decided it was now or never as far as reproduction was concerned.

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An Algorithm Took My Job

An Algorithm Took My Job

That’s exactly what Joe told me the other day on the phone: “An algorithm took my job!”

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Barrett Speaks

Our View from the Front Lines of the Job Market