Surviving a Job Loss

Surviving a Job Loss

The COVID-19 crisis has taken a drastic toll on the U.S. workforce, with over 20 million people suddenly unemployed and an overall 15% unemployment rate. While the economy slowly attempts to recover, more downsizings and furloughs are expected. If you are one of the ones who has lost your job, you may find yourself struggling with a variety of emotions. But this time can be an opportunity for growth, change […]

10 Tips to Win the Job

10 Tips to Win the Job

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Vice President & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International Searching for your next job may be the hardest job you will ever have, and hopefully one of the shortest. The success of your job search depends on the amount of effort you expend as well as the quality of your actions. If you are launching a new job search, it can seem like a daunting task […]

Searchlight Newsletter – Q1 2020

Searchlight Newsletter – Q1 2020

                        Q1 2020 A Message from Keith Pearson, CEO & Vice Chairman Stronger Together As we have recently faced unprecedented times together, I am reminded of the adage that necessity is the mother of invention. I have been continually impressed by the resilience, innovation, courage and strength exhibited by our community, clients, friends and families. The world’s innovation engine […]

How to Attract and Retain Top Talent at Not-For-Profit Organizations

How to Attract and Retain Top Talent at Not-For-Profit Organizations

Talent strategy at not-for-profit organizations has long been a challenging prospect. It takes an accomplished leadership team to craft a brand, culture and compensation package to attract and retain talented leaders amidst tight budgets, public scrutiny and fierce competition for talent. So, how do they do it? Together with our global partners at IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide, we asked senior executives at leading not-for-profit organizations to share their challenges […]

Profile: Cortland Kelly Grynwald, Vice President

Profile: Cortland Kelly Grynwald, Vice President

Cortland Kelly Grynwald excels in legal, risk and compliance search for public, private and municipal enterprises. As an attorney herself, she understands the nuances of how legal and quasi-legal leadership succeeds in corporate environments. She leverages this insight in serving her clients and has been doing so nationally for over a decade, building a broad national network of contacts. What was your first job, and what was it like? My […]

Age as an Asset in Your Job Search

Age as an Asset in Your Job Search

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Vice President & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International Now more than ever, people are entering the job market with concerns about finding a job that fits their level of experience (and in some cases, any job). Often, executives over the age of 50 can find themselves competing for positions with candidates 10 to 15 years younger. It is not uncommon for senior-level executives with highly successful career histories to […]

Diversity and Inclusion: ROI, Business and Cultural Impacts

Diversity and Inclusion: ROI, Business and Cultural Impacts

Diversity and inclusion strategies can deliver return on investment beyond just numbers. Representation is a measure of diversity and employee experience is a measure of inclusion. Both increase productivity and profitability. Yet, many organizations approach diversity initiatives by simply “checking off the boxes” for recruitment and reputation management. To explore best practices for inclusion and diversity strategy, we invited a panel of diversity and inclusion leaders to share their thoughts […]

10 Tips for Working with Executive Recruiters

10 Tips for Working with Executive Recruiters

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Vice President & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International As an executive recruiter, I receive frequent inquiries from people in a career transition asking how they can best work with recruiting firms. Whether you are gainfully employed and looking to make a career change or have found yourself in the position of looking for a new job, it can be a confusing and frightening time without […]

Networking While Social Distancing

Networking While Social Distancing

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – VP & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International Even in the age of social distancing, networking remains the most effective and efficient way to find a job or build a business. A consistently cited estimate is that 50% to 80% of jobs are filled through networking connections. It makes sense to allocate your efforts accordingly. While so many in today’s workforce are working from home, now […]

Should You Switch Industries in an Economic Downturn?

Should You Switch Industries in an Economic Downturn?

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – VP & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International One of the questions you may be asking yourself is whether you should switch your industry or role in this time when many industries and companies are suffering due to the COVID-19 economic downturn. With record-high unemployment, those in a career transition may be wondering what else they can do. As executive recruiters, we are often asked […]