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Newsletters: Hot topics around job search and career change

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    Women Are Shaping Post-Pandemic Work Life for Everyone

    October 9, 2021

    By Julie Norwell Major life events often trigger people to make big changes. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that a...

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    Building Confidence in Your Value Proposition

    September 12, 2021

    By Julie Norwell Ashley Turner spent nearly her entire career working in hotels. She never wanted to do anything else....

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    Overcoming Rejection

    August 13, 2021

    By Julie Norwell Getting rejected is difficult and involves a lot of complicated feelings. But the basics of...

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    Do You Have Purpose in Your Work?

    July 18, 2021

    By Julie Norwell One of the more surprising developments to emerge out of the pandemic was a mass quitting of jobs...

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    Why Are So Many People Quitting Their Jobs Now?

    June 11, 2021

    By Julie Norwell The number of job vacancies soared to 9.3 million in April. That’s 11% more job openings in April...

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    The Post-Pandemic Employment Landscape Is Shifting

    May 13, 2021

    By Julie Norwell Spring is here, vaccinations are up, Covid-19 cases are dropping, and the economy, which has a $1.9...

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    Re-Engaging Post-Covid

    April 16, 2021

    How will re-engaging in professional life look when the pandemic ends? By Julie Norwell You might have heard...

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    Roll with the Blows - Convert a Job Search Setback into an Opportunity

    March 10, 2021

    When can a job search setback be converted into an opportunity? By Julie Norwell In 1987 a college senior learned an...

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    10 Ways You Can Advance Your Career

    February 19, 2021

    The future is still very uncertain, but even in the best of times great careers don’t happen by accident – to...

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    When is the Right Time to Risk a Career Change?

    February 2, 2021

    A global pandemic and an uncertain economy may seem like a strange time to consider a job change, but for some people...

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    3 Reasons to Be Optimistic About Work in 2021

    February 2, 2021

    Here are three reasons to be optimistic about work in 2021 and 6 interesting workplace trends to inform your job...

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    How to Future-proof Your Career

    November 11, 2020

    In her 2018 memoir, Becoming, former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama opens with a reflection. She remembers when she was...

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    8 Key Career Lessons to Be an Executive

    October 8, 2020

    Everyone knows the proverb, “Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you’ll feed...

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    12 Ways to Maximize LinkedIn During a Career Change

    September 10, 2020

    Most people considering a career change know that LinkedIn is THE place to start a job search. But few fully understand...

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    4 Crucial Tips for Remote Interviewing

    August 9, 2020

    When the pandemic hit in March, most people got a crash course in using online conferencing technology whether they...

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    Where Are You in Your Career cycle?

    July 16, 2020

    Why is it that so many of us become dissatisfied in mid-career? We begin to question why it is that we are doing the...

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    Diversity in the Workplace is a Win-Win-Win

    July 8, 2020

    Corporate America has a long way to go to achieve true diversity, especially at the executive level. Change has come at...

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    What to Know About Hiring Cycles to Ensure a Successful Job Search

    June 16, 2020

    Many factors affect hiring and recruitment. Some are internal to an organization, such as organizational culture, or...

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    Which Industries Will Sink and Which Will Swim in the Post-Covid World?

    June 3, 2020

    The industries employment numbers for May are really ugly. But by this point they shouldn’t shock anyone. Economists...

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    Career Management and the “New Normal”: What will work life and job seeking look like after the Coronavirus Crisis?

    May 6, 2020

    Career Management and the “New Normal”: What will work life and job seeking look like after the Coronavirus Crisis?...

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    Job Seeking During the Coronavirus Crisis: Put your worries to work so you’re ready when we get to the other side of it

    April 20, 2020

    Put your worries to work so you’re ready when we get to the other side of it. By Julie Norwell Reading the news is...

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    Hone Your Networking Skills…and Slip in the Backdoor to Land Your Next Job

    April 16, 2020

    Did you know that 85% of all jobs are landed through networking? If you know nothing else about networking skills, that...

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    Your Career Will Outlive This Crisis

    March 20, 2020

    A Letter from our CEO Dear friends, We hope this finds you well, as are we.  The Barrett Group has been active in...

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    The High Road Approach

    January 2, 2020

    By Dan Resendes, Chief Consulting Officer at The Barrett Group A hiring manager, 3rd party recruiter or HR...

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    Do You Deserve More Money? Here are 4 tips to get the compensation you want

    December 27, 2019

    Compensation is a fundamental component of employment, but it’s one of the most difficult topics for workers to...

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    Leveraging The “It” Factor: And other intangible advantages you should use in an executive job search

    November 15, 2019

    And other intangible advantages you should use in an executive job search. By Julie Norwell You’ve revamped your...

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    Emotional Intelligence May Be More Valuable than Skills in the Job Search

    October 14, 2019

    Knowing how to read clients and colleagues, and understanding what underlying thoughts and emotions are influencing...

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    When Hiring Managers Go Silent… Getting Ghosted!

    September 12, 2019

    You wrap up an engaging interview at a company. You come away feeling that this position would be a great fit for you....

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    Trends in Employee Benefits and Perks: How Important Are They to Your Overall Compensation Package?

    August 17, 2019

    Employee benefits and perks have come a long way since the advent of company cars and casual Fridays. A review of...

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    Overcoming Barriers to Your Success

    May 15, 2019

    Most people focus on their career in a reactionary instead of a strategic way. That means that if things go south, it...

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    The Legal Industry Is Changing; Your Legal Career Can, Too

    March 13, 2019

    Being a lawyer can be a life of extremes. After all, what other profession simultaneously ranks on lists of the most...

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    Stuck In Your Job? It’s Time to Create a Roadmap for Your Career

    February 15, 2019

    It’s Monday morning. How do you feel about getting out of bed to go to work? With luck, you are among the 51% of U.S....

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    Job Market Insights & Trends for 2019

    February 7, 2019

    THE TIGHT JOB MARKET Why is the job market tight? 46% of employers in the U.S. report difficulty recruiting...

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    If It’s a Job Seeker’s Market, Why Can’t I Find a New Job?

    January 13, 2019

    Job seekers often hear “The unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, the country has seen eight years of job growth and...

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    How To Prepare For Interviews

    January 5, 2019

    By Dan Resendes, Chief Consulting Officer at The Barrett Group Most job seekers are concerned with finding out...

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    How To Succeed In Finding A Job In 2019

    January 4, 2019

    The job market is conducive to finding a job. The unemployment rate is down, there are more jobs open than potential...

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    Pretty Soon, Old People Will Have All The Jobs

    January 3, 2019

    By Dan Resendes, Chief Consulting Officer at The Barrett Group The U.S. workforce isn’t expected to age...

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  • It’s a Job Seeker’s Market Now, But Is the End In Sight?

    December 8, 2018

    If you’re a spectator on the sidelines of the of the job market waiting for a good time to jump into the game, now is...

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    When a Company Prioritizes Diversity, Everyone Benefits

    November 7, 2018

    Diversity is a hot topic in the news these days. The mid-term elections just ushered in a rainbow of newcomers to the...

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    Career Management Tips for Legal Executives

    October 30, 2018

    By Dan Resendes, Chief Consulting Officer at The Barrett Group Are you a legal exective considering a career...

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    Preparing for Your Job Interview

    October 17, 2018

    MAKE IT A TWO-WAY INTERVIEW The modern day interview has evolved tremendously from what it used to be. Gone are...

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    Anxiety …isn’t Good for You!

    October 16, 2018

    By Mark Steinke, Chief Strategy Officer at The Barrett Group According to the Anxiety and Depression Association...

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    Becoming a Truly Great Executive Through Personal Leadership

    October 16, 2018

    by Mark Steinke, Chief Strategy Officer at The Barrett Group To be a great leader, you must first master the art...

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    Should I stay or should I go?

    October 15, 2018

    Respondents to our on-going job satisfaction survey come from many different industries. About 90% of the respondents...

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    Salary and Cost of Living Comparison

    October 14, 2018

    Career changers face many barriers and constraints along the way. Helping you to manage these challenges is what we at...

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    Get Going While the Going’s Good

    October 13, 2018

    If you are familiar with the theory of the sigmoid curve, you know that whenever you start a new job or activity you...

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    Career Change Lessons

    October 11, 2018

    By Dan Resendes, Chief Consulting Officer at The Barrett Group The vast majority (around 80%) of our clients are...

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    The Future Of Work Is... Virtual!

    October 11, 2018

    The Digital Age Is Transforming Work: Here Is How to Get Out in Front of the Changes for the Future A review of...

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    What Should Women Know to Get Ahead?

    October 10, 2018

    Between the #MeToo movement and the Kavanaugh confirmation process, the national news has been focused on women a lot...

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    How Has Job Searching Changed in the Digital Age?

    September 13, 2018

    The job market is hot! Job openings are at a record high. If ever there was a time to consider changing jobs, now is...

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    Where Will the Jobs Be in the Digital Age?

    August 7, 2018

    Advances in technology are transforming the landscape of the global labor force. Developments in robotics and...

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    Where Will Your Office Be in the Digital Age?

    July 1, 2018

    Barbara Hockstader is the vice president of Product Strategy at The Energy Project. On a recent July afternoon,...

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    In the Digital Age, Upskilling Is Hot!

    June 1, 2018

    Like it or not, the digital age is the source of a tsunami of change in our lives. By Julie Norwell Rapid...

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    Why Aren’t the Recruiters Calling Me?

    May 7, 2018

    Executive Recruiters, headhunters and placement agencies work on the other side of the fence from career management...

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    The Elevator Speech: Going Down?

    April 2, 2018

    It may be too early to write the obituary, but the future of The Elevator Speech, at least as we refer to it in the...

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    Turning Tables on Discrimination

    March 14, 2018

    There are various laws in the workplace both nationally and globally that come into play from a patchwork of...

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    Seagulls and the Online Job Market

    February 20, 2018

    To the casual observer, the modern job search appears more convenient than ever. Three clicks of a mouse, a flurry of...

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    When I Read Your Resume…

    February 2, 2018

    When I Read Your Resume, This is What I See By Waffles Pi Natusch, VP of Client Services & Concierge at The...

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    The Tax Act of 2018: What Does It Mean for High-Earning Professionals?

    January 24, 2018

    In December 2017 Congress passed legislation known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Much has been reported in the media...

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    Help Wanted: Must Have Brain, Heart and Courage

    December 3, 2017

    So we continue to have over 14 million ready-to-work Americans walking the streets. A number equal to the entire...

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    The Turnaround Runaround: Consulting for Executives in Transition

    November 12, 2017

    C-level executives in the New World Order of Business are really long range temps. When Return on Investment trumps...

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    Letting Go and Taking Control

    October 21, 2017

    Does your job search seem to be a series of complex activities and programs? A list of ever-changing To-do’s and...

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    How to Get There From Here: A Map for Success

    September 17, 2017

    Let’s take a look at what it takes to achieve business success in general, and how you can apply these attributes to...

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    Remember the Mission

    August 7, 2017

    Professional resume writers will all tell you that perfecting your resume presentation is absolutely crucial to your...

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