The executives who stay calm in the face of panic enjoy career and business success.  Do you make calm business decisions? business lessons from George bailey The bank run scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life,” shows human nature at its core. George Bailey, played by Jimmy Stewart, calms the shareholders of the savings and loan … Continued

“How Busy Executives Should Job Search,” seeks to help busy executives find the success they desire. Part 1 covers the importance of making the time commitment needed. Make a commitment to the time needed to land an executive position Our clients are all busy. They do things constantly. Many executives use the word “busy” as … Continued

The best time to begin your search for a new job, even in uncertain economic times, is the moment you realize you want a new job. Job search in an uncertain economy “I’m concerned about the uncertainty in the economy,” the prospective client shared with me. “Is now a good time to change jobs?” She … Continued

An executive client shared good advice after she placed to help Endeavor Agency market our services more effectively. Marketing job search services advice “You really need to do a better job of marketing yourselves and rounding up more testimonials to share,” our client shared in her placement debrief. She accepted her new job and we … Continued

A CHRO client recently shared why he values the Endeavor Agency partnership model for job search help. our client’s story “Glad to connect,” I said to the CHRO at the beginning of our call. “My associate shared that your organization might be in need of outplacement services. How can we help?” “Well, it’s actually not … Continued

Your job search outcomes depend on you staying organized. Staying organized in your job search “This is really pretty,” I said to a former employee many years ago as I walked by her cubicle. Multi-colored Post-It Notes adorned seemingly every available space. I was new to the organization and wanted to try and meet everyone … Continued

Career growth is challenging and gets much harder at the top. Don’t sit down and give up. Get help to persevere and resume your climb. Career growth “So, what’s the primary motivator for seeking a new job?” I ask. It’s a common question we ask in the first call with a prospective client. “I’ve been … Continued

Executive coaching helps Endeavor clients prepare mentally and emotionally for the hard work ahead in taking the external action to land their new jobs. executive coaching for the job search “I loved the whole team approach from Endeavor,” our client shared in his post placement debrief. “The external process of networking and starting conversations, interviewing … Continued

A good tip for success in an interview – show interest and enthusiasm for the job and company if you want the interviewer to be excited about you. THe Importance of enthusiasm in an interview “I didn’t get the offer,” my client shared. She was a bit shocked at the news. “The recruiter gave me … Continued

Outplacement Services A Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) recently called from a colleague’s referral to discuss our Outplacement Services. A visit with a human resources executive about outplacement “A colleague from our HR society, SHRM, referred me to you,” the Chief Human Resources Officer said. “She spoke very highly of your outplacement services and I … Continued

Executive coaching helps Endeavor job-seeking clients move from knowing to doing. We added executive coaching to our portfolio of client services not long ago. Executive coaching provides many benefits to clients engaged in a job search. One of those benefits includes moving clients from simply knowing what they should do into the active phase of … Continued

Career coaching shares many similarities with working with a personal trainer in fitness. Our client’s story “What are your thoughts about our process, not that you know the details?” It’s a common question we ask new clients at the end of our initial client consult. “It reminds me a lot of working out with my … Continued

C.F.O. used the outplacement funds provided by his former company to work with Endeavor Agency for outplacement services. Our Client’s story “We spoke a few years ago,” the CFO sad when we visited on the phone. “I don’t know if you remember me.” “Yes, I do,” I said. “I believe you took a job with … Continued

Define your value effectively in the interview and you will improve your outcomes in contract negotiations. our client’s story “This negotiation went so much better than the last time I went through it,” my client shared. “The previous company had no interest in negotiating at all. In fact, they gave me 24 hours to decide … Continued

Effective job interviews begin with asking great questions. Uncover their needs and challenges. Then, paint yourself into their picture as the solution for a happy ending to their story. ouR Client’s Story A client called me with some exciting news. “Remember that company where I interviewed about a month ago but the went with someone … Continued

Carefully read and analyze the job description to improve your odds of success in the interview. job descriptions provide clue for interviews “What jumped out at you from the job description?” I asked my client in the interview prep session. “What do you mean?” he asks. “Were there specific items that seemed important to the … Continued