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 […]

The Flawless Code for a Leading Information Technology Organization’s CEO

The Flawless Code for a Leading Information Technology Organization’s CEO

A Pearson Partners International Success Story Senior-level information technology professionals across the country rely on the collaboration, knowledge-sharing and resources of the Society for Information Management, or SIM. When the organization needed a new chief executive officer, they knew that with the evolving nature of the IT industry and the increasing value proposition of the association, they needed to elevate the CEO role. To do so, they needed just the […]

A National Search Identifies the Right Internal Candidate for DART

A National Search Identifies the Right Internal Candidate for DART

After DART’s chief financial officer announced his retirement, the transit agency’s leadership team saw an opportunity to reevaluate the distribution of executive responsibility at the transit agency, which supports an extensive network of light rail, commuter rail, bus routes and paratransit services that move more than 220,000 passengers across the metroplex each day. The former CFO had not only handled finance, but also overseen a number of different departments within […]

Stretch Assignments Can Develop Leadership Skills

Stretch Assignments Can Develop Leadership Skills

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Managing Director, Professional Services As we enter a new year, many companies are taking a hard look at their leadership development programs as they prepare to onboard new executives and develop current ones. If your goal is to develop future leaders within your organization, stretch assignments can be an excellent way to assess their potential. Challenging an executive with a short-term assignment outside his or […]

Leading in the Face of Uncertainty

Leading in the Face of Uncertainty

Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC – Managing Director, Professional Services At our recent Spotlight SeriesSM event, our room full of business leaders discussed the global state of uncertainty. While factors like the U.S. presidential election, the threat of terrorism and the impact of Brexit pose important risks for U.S. businesses, they are far from the only uncertainties in the business world. There are forces at work in every sector—from energy to […]