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The Catalyzing Effect of Covid on a Job Search

The Catalyzing Effect of Covid on a Job Search

The catalyzing effect of Covid on a job search. I occasionally like to check in with journalist and colleague, Julie Norwell, who interviews our successfully landed clients about their experiences and shares them in the Success Studies page of our website. Through this work, Julie has a broad perspective...

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The Oil Industry on a Slippery Slope

The Oil Industry on a Slippery Slope

Crude oil has recovered somewhat from the Covid-19 shock to consumption.  This reminds me of Jonathan Swift’s famous quip: “Rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.”  But is the recovery in oil prices reason to cheer?  In the short term, perhaps, unless you focus on climate change, but let us...

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Overcoming challenges at a major pharmacy retailer

Here I am continuing my interviews with a number of retailers.  All of them have interesting stories to tell about how Covid-19 transformed their businesses.  None of them are willing to state their names.  So we’ll handle these stories anonymously. Let’s continue with a major pharmacy retailer—a...

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One Branded Retailer’s Experience in 2020

Recently I have interviewed a number of retailers.  All of them have interesting stories to tell about how Covid-19 transformed their businesses.  None of them are willing to state their names.  So we’ll handle these stories anonymously. Let’s begin with a major apparel retailer—a household name—selling...

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Actually, I’m not always right

We are all essentially blind-sided by the limits of being human.  We can only know what we feel, observe, and think.  Everything else is an assumption.  So of course we experience everything through the lens of our experience and personality. Why so philosophical today, you might ask? Because this...

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You are not alone (even if it feels that way)

Looking for a new job can be a very lonely experience. You may often feel like you are alone in your quest.. It can be demotivating–submitting so many resumes to on-line job boards and receiving either a rejection or no response at all. Or reaching out to recruiters who may be open to talking (or...

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2021 promises to be a hot market for executives

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...

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Whole Industries will Die

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...

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Exploit the Power of a Personal Inventory

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...

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