Exiting Gracefully in a Career Transition

Exiting Gracefully in a Career Transition

As America begins the return to “normalcy” amidst the current crisis, many people may be facing a departure from their employer—whether voluntarily or otherwise. This seems a good time to reflect on the importance of making graceful, smooth transitions from one career opportunity to the next. Though change can certainly be difficult, here are a few tips to keep in mind to make sure to preserve your reputation and relationships […]

Counteroffers During a Pandemic

Counteroffers During a Pandemic

“Congratulations on your new chief financial officer job, Mr. Smith! It has been great working with you on this assignment for my client, Global Atlantic Corporation.” I have said similar things on no less than nine separate occasions since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. (All names in this article, except the author’s, are made up to protect both the guilty and the innocent). Pretty impressive record for an executive […]

Finding Your Balance

Finding Your Balance

Does it feel that you can’t fit everything into a 24-hour day? The current environment has challenged many of us with conflicting demands on our time and energy. You may be working from home with children out of school and no daycare and with a spouse or family trying to work from the same space. You might be trying to manage video meetings and phone calls with pets and kids […]

How Does Your Company Cope with Uncertainty in 2020?

How Does Your Company Cope with Uncertainty in 2020?

Stephen P. Konstans, Senior Vice President & CFO Practice Leader Five years ago, Pearson Partners wrote an article discussing how organizations can cope with uncertainty. At that time, unstable stock markets, cyber-security threats, the Chinese economic slowdown, natural disasters and sociopolitical strife were among the issues contributing to global uncertainty. Fast forward to 2020, and today’s concerns include a volatile stock market, the COVID-19 pandemic, worldwide economic slowdown, natural disasters, […]

Succession Planning in a Multigenerational Workforce

Succession Planning in a Multigenerational Workforce

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – VP & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International For the first time in the modern U.S. workforce, five generations are working alongside each other and competing for opportunities. Each of these generations, having come of age in different cultural and economic environments, has developed distinct fundamental values and predominant work styles. These differences raise a wide range of challenges and complexities for organizations, including attracting, developing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]