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

This article seeks to help busy executives find the success they desire and covers the importance of making the time commitment needed to succeed in their job search. Make a commitment to the time needed FOR YOUR executive JOB SEARCH Our clients are all busy. They do things constantly. Many executives use the word “busy” … 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 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 CAREER COACHING story “What are your thoughts about our process, now 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 … 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

We advised a C.O.O. to turn down a job offer recently.  Do you know when to turn down a job offer? Knowing When to Turn Down Job Offer Sometimes, I advise clients to walk away and turn down a job offer. It sounds odd given our mission is to help our clients land a new … Continued

Whoever said, “Don’t sweat the little things,” must have never entered into employment contract negotiations. Employment Contract Negotiation Effective contract negotiation drives value for an employment agreement even if it’s just one small thing. One small thing often changes the entire dynamic of a negotiation process leading to a positive ROI. What is that one … Continued

There is no doubt interview skills take work to master.  How would you rank your interview skills? Our Client’s iNTERVIEW SKILLS Story “I thought I was pretty darn good at interviewing,” he said. “I’m not sure what’s happening. It seems like they all go really well. But I’m not getting the job.” I originally spoke … Continued

When we hear the word networking, our brains tend to think of the people we already know or to whom we have a connection. In our lives and careers, we reach out to this group of people for help and they do the same in turn. There are many subgroups in your network. Family members … Continued

For those who don’t have a background image on your LinkedIn profile, it shows up as a light blue band of nothingness. This is prime marketing real estate. Use this empty space to your full advantage in your job search. Most of the surveys we’ve seen about how viewers look at LinkedIn show they spend … Continued