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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips to Keep Your Job Lead Funnel Full

Tips to Keep Your Job Lead Funnel Full

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – VP & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International As a career coach, one of the mistakes I frequently see job seekers make is to work on one promising job lead at a time. This not only extends the length of the job search, but often leads to disappointing setbacks when the opportunity does not pan out. It can lead to feelings of constantly starting over […]

Tips for a Successful Job Search During a Pandemic

Tips for a Successful Job Search During a Pandemic

Lisa Thompson, Vice President & Professional Career Coach, Pearson Partners International During the current COVID-19 crisis, it can be discouraging to see the rising unemployment figures and to know that it will likely continue to grow. You might be wondering: Should I put my job search on hold and give up on finding a new opportunity for the immediate future? If not, what can I do to ensure I stay […]

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Invest in Your Management Skills

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Invest in Your Management Skills

Skilled managers provide the bedrock for organizational performance. They can shape the culture, improve productivity and drive creativity and innovation. But fewer training dollars are typically earmarked for managers than for people at other levels. David Deacon, whose career in human resources leadership has included executive positions at Credit Suisse, MasterCard and Capita, believes there are key steps managers can take to boost their careers and have a greater impact […]

A March Madness Story for the Ages: Five Lessons for Business Leaders

A March Madness Story for the Ages: Five Lessons for Business Leaders

In last year’s “March Madness” NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the University of Virginia team made history, becoming the first No. 1 seed in the tournament to lose to a No. 16 seed, in a resounding defeat at the hand of the University of Maryland–Baltimore County (UMBC). But one year after that crushing defeat, the Virginia Cavaliers bounced back to win the national championship on April 8 with an 85–77 overtime […]