As I’ve mentioned before, literally thousands of executives come to us each year. They have 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.
We’ve done a little digging. And, in the hopes that you might see some commonality in your own needs, we would like to share some of these insights here.
First, there is a definite bias in our sample toward higher salaries. For example, while 55% of those who contact us claim to have earned $100,000 or more in their most recent job. This number swells to over 85% amount those who actually become clients.
This bias plays out at the specific expectation level, too. However, let’s look at the universe of those who contact us first.
Among clients, however, there was a stronger clustering on the Effective Job Campaign and the Facilitating Access to Decision Makers expectations, both coming in at about one-fifth. The uniformity holds up across all income categories for prospects, too. With only a slight trend toward Facilitating Access to Decision Makers as well as Effective Job Campaign. And away from Support in Interviewing and Negotiating as income increases.
As I’ve mentioned before, our Targeting Process, the Clarity Program©, is one reason we are so successful in fulfilling client expectations. More than 90% of our Clarity Clients rate the experience as “Excellent.” And that is largely because we look at the whole person when clarifying career objectives. Not just the targeted title, compensation, and geography. Whether they are executives, lawyers, people transitioning out of the military, or other professionals seeking support—our Clarity Program© uniquely facilitates this process.
Whether you simply know you need professional support in your career management process or whether you need specific support on some aspect such as accessing decision-makers, let’s talk. We can help.
The Barrett Group