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Time is Not on Your Side

Time Is Not on Your Side

Generally, I don’t remember my dreams, but last night I remembered a fragment of a punctured hourglass so that sand leaked out of the bottom bulb. I woke up with the strong impression that time is finite—not to mention extremely valuable. Remember all of the things you do every day that you take for...

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You’ll Have Them Eating Out of Your Hand

You’ll Have Them Eating Out of Your Hand!

Yes, that is a chipmunk and yes, she’s eating peanuts out of my hand. As is almost always the case, though, our relationship did not start that way. It took time to build trust. At the Barrett Group, we have spent more than 30 years helping hundreds of executives each year to clarify their career...

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You may already be a Wiener

“You May Already be a Wiener”

How many of us have made a mistake and then regretted it when it came to light, perhaps kicking ourselves for not having caught it earlier? So, it was no doubt with the unhappy soul who ran the headline above in a newspaper ad some years ago.  The ad was intended to attract potential consumers to...

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When is a Recruiter not a Recruiter

When is a Recruiter not a Recruiter

We face contradictions in terms every day.  For example, when you wipe away dust on your furniture, we say you “dust” the furniture.  Of course, logically we should say we “undust” our furniture. So when you say “recruiter” what does that mean? Well, in the case of Forbes magazine, it means a lot. ...

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Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

These days you would have to be asleep not to be confused about the contradictory signals we are all receiving regarding the state of the economy. One minute the stock market is hitting a new high, then it’s off by 5 points because the jobs report disappointed or some early-warning inflation index...

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Eight Dream Jobs filled last week!

Eight Dream Jobs Filled Last Week

Last week we helped EIGHT executives fulfill their career ambitions by landing their dream jobs. Our career consultants, coaches, researchers, and writers all deserve significant credit. But our clients themselves deserve the most, afterall they do most of the work. They followed our tried and true...

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LinkedIn Turn-offs You Should Avoid

LinkedIn Turn-Offs You Should Avoid

We can probably agree that LinkedIn is a powerful tool for building your network and perhaps creating social capital, however, there are undoubtedly good and productive ways of doing this as well as turn-offs that you should avoid. Note, these are subject to interpretation and therefore based purely...

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The Executive Market Shows Distinct Signs of Life

At the Barrett Group we help clients clarify their career objectives. This means often changing industries or roles in the process—and then go out and discover their dream roles. We have been doing this for 30 years. We have developed a very successful, five-step program to navigate the job market....

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