At the moment I am working on a review of the economic data that is emerging showing a weakening world economy increasingly supported by government largesse (at the taxpayer’s expense). It is a worrisome picture and I will address it again soon, however, in spite of the general gloom, we helped seven clients land jobs last week—seven in one week! We must be doing something right!
Certainly, the economic impacts of COVID-19 are not homogenous, and you can easily see this from the industries where our clients are landing. Here is a recent selection of client landings from April to July (please find the details on our Hiring Line website where we report anonymously on all client interviews, offers, and landings every week):Technology and health care have moved up the rankings since the last time we reported while consulting has retained the top spot. Construction even managed to join the list, surprisingly perhaps given the changes in that industry, but there are in every industry a few companies with their eyes open, alert for the opportunities that adversity reveals. Conspicuously absent from the list are net losers due to the twin crises of Covid-19 and the resulting economic malaise such as commercial real estate, restaurants, hospitality, travel, and aviation.
Particularly now in the face of such economic transformation, it is critically important that clients see their whole spectrum of opportunity and not simply the narrow path they have so far pursued in their careers prior to meeting the Barrett Group. The Targeting component of our career change process (the Clarity Program©) is a unique approach to making sure we see clients in their whole life context and that clients are offered the opportunity to consider different futures and career tracks before they commit to a course of action.
Here is how one recent client described her Clarity Program© experience:
“I very much enjoyed my sessions with Dominic [her Clarity Coach] and the insights he was able to provide. He was able to push me on some of my statements or beliefs in a very supportive way to see where I needed to adjust my thinking or behaviors to maximize my potential.” [July 2020 – client chose to remain anonymous]
In fact, sometimes we feel like physicians because most clients come to us with one degree of “pain.” Practically no one seems happy with their present circumstances.
Here are a few examples from the past month of client’s “pain points:”
We can help practically any executive clarify their career targets and then go and find the job of their choice—as long as the client is willing to put in the effort required to achieve the same success as those seven clients who landed last week or the fifty-three clients who landed in Q2 (in the middle of a pandemic and economic crisis).
We can help you, too. Give us a call.