Certainly our interview, offer, and landing statistics support this. Why last week for example, we had six clients land executive jobs, while 15 had first or second interviews. (Visit our Hiring Line website for a full report—every week!)
The fact of the matter is that we help clients uncover opportunity mainly in the unpublished market. There are numerous openings every week regardless of the economic cycle. Sometimes hiring organizations need to change the focus of their “steady-state” management to navigate a crisis instead and that requires a completely different set of skills. In other cases, one industry (see the airlines or other tourism-related businesses during the pandemic) need to significantly restructure or reposition, and, again, this requires a totally different skill set from their management. In the process many executives may be set loose and suddenly need to consider alternatives.
Those affected executives often come to us. They want to explore alternative industries where their skills and experience may be applicable. Here are two examples of feedback we received after the initial step in our career change process. They completed the Targeting Step—what we call the Clarity Program©.
“We have such a tendency to view pieces of our life as separate or disconnected. The opportunity to take a step back and view holistically enables us to better identify root causes and underlying trends impacting our entire lives.”
Matthew Frate, February 2021
“Overall, I highly recommend Clarity as a good foundational step in making career plans. I liked the 3 stages and the fact that DISC helped me understand how I am “wired”. The Whole Life Snapshot helped me reflect on what is important to me. Having those two stages completed, I was able to factor those results into the Career steps in the Career Navigator.”
Douglas O’Neil, March 2021