News You Can Use: Why You Should Never Lie to Land a Job

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Thinking about fudging a few details in your next job interview? Think again. A professor of management explains the pitfalls -- some you might not have imagined -- to Fast Company in an insightful article about the moral dilemmas and ethical arguments of the dangerous practice of lying to land a job.

The career-consulting team at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing teaches you how to best present your qualifications and capabilities so that honesty will always be your best policy in job interviews and beyond. Reach out to us today by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

Is it ever okay to lie in a job interview? | Fast Company

News You Can Use: Job-Seeking Tips for the Over-50 Crowd

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Finding yourself job hunting in middle age can feel daunting, as if younger candidates have something you don't have. However, age is often more of a mindset than an actual number; by staying current on trends in your industry and presenting yourself in your best, most confident light, you will have employers valuing experience and expertise over a fresh new face.

The career consultants at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing are here to help you succeed in the job search and hiring process, bringing forth your best qualities and capabilities to land the job of your dreams, no matter what year your driver’s license has listed. Reach out by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

I'm 50 and job seeking - how can I stop feeling old and appear relevant? | The New York Post

News You Can Use: A Billionaire's Guide to Success

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Career-defining advice from a billionaire and longtime associate of Warren Buffet? Yes, please. Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger offers some timeless tips to achieving success no matter your industry or stage in life to CNBC, including identifying your unique talents, honing your response to mistakes and, perhaps surprisingly, displaying uncertainty when warranted.

Think of us as your career-guidance gurus. Our career consultants are here to help you enhance your confidence, plan your job-search strategy and reach your career goals. Get in touch with our team by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

Charlie Munger Shares Three Secrets to Achieving Success | CNBC

News You Can Use: How to Make Your Next Career Move Stress-Free

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It's an all-too familiar feeling: You know you're ready to move on from your current job, but you're not entirely sure where you're headed. Researchers refer to this uncertain stage that we all experience at some point as the "exploratory phase." And, while it's often overwhelming, it's also ultimately rewarding to discover more about yourself and what will make you happiest in your career.

The consultants at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing are expert guides in maneuvering an exploratory phase to glean insight and discover opportunities that will bring you job satisfaction and personal fulfillment. Connect with us by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

How to Navigate the "Exploratory Phase" of Your Career Without Stress | Thrive Global

News You Can Use: How to Network Like a Pro

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For some professionals, networking is as effortless as breathing. For others, however, it doesn't come quite so naturally. By regularly flexing that networking muscle, you can become an expert at professional socializing that feels authentic and helps further your career. This guide from First Round Review will have you hobnobbing like a pro in no time.

The career consultants at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing are here to help you hone your networking, interviewing and negotiating skills to craft the career of your dreams. Connect with us today by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

Reach Out, Stay in Touch and Deepen Your Connections with This Essential Networking Advice | First Round Review

News You Can Use: How to Read Between the Lines in a Job Interview

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The difference between getting hired and getting rejected is often razor-thin, with a multitude of factors determining why things turn out one way or the other. The Cut's "Ask a Boss" column details the nuances that go into a hiring decision so that you can learn to take things less personally ... while also bolstering your confidence for your next chance to shine.

The career consultants at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing have deep industry insight into what hiring managers are looking for and guide you to play up your strengths, background and expertise to best fit those criteria. Find out how we can help you feel prepared, polished and professional when searching for your next great opportunity by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

'I Keep Getting Rejected for Jobs I'm Perfect For!' | The Cut

News You Can Use: Use Your Current Job to Land Your Next

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Searching for meaning in a job that feels lackluster? If you pay attention to the opportunities that your current position offers (such as building invaluable leadership skills and taking calculated risks), your time in this role will still be well spent. The key is to not get discouraged, stay proactive and take your hard-won achievements to your next company.

Think of the career consultants at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing as your hiring gurus -- they know exactly how to highlight your past accomplishments and distinctive skill set so that your next employer knows exactly what will inspire you to reach new heights. Let's collaborate on the career of your dreams -- fill out the form at right or call 708.246.2100.

Even If You Hate Your Job, You Can Use It to Build a Career You Love | Fast Company

News You Can Use: How to Handle Questions About Your Salary History

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New pay equity laws designed to help close the wage gap are altering the way employers can approach previous salary history in job interviews, with many states banning the question outright. However, in many cases, the salary query is still being utilized; The Washington Post has some effective ideas about how prospective employees should answer.

The career consultants at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing coach you on best interview techniques to ensure you feel comfortable and confident ... no matter what comes your way. Connect with us by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100 to find out all the ways we can work together to reach your career goals.

More States Are Banning Questions About Salary History | The Washington Post

News You Can Use: Don't Wait for a Life-Changing Event to Switch Jobs

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Sometimes it takes some sort of shake up to enact major change, but as the saying goes, life is short. If your career is in need of a transformation, this Fast Company article shows us how to regularly evaluate and consistently reassess your current position without waiting for the proverbial kick in the pants.

The experts at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing are here to help guide your career journey so you're able to find the ultimate job satisfaction. Let's get to work on connecting you with the position of your dreams -- fill out the form at right or call us at 708.246.2100.

Don't Wait for a Life-Changing Event to Change Jobs | Fast Company

News You Can Use: Staying Flexible Is the Key to Workplace Success

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As the future of human employment continues to evolve, being adaptable is an ever-increasingly important quality to possess -- on the job and in life. In a world where rapid change is inevitable, embracing your adaptability quotient will take you far in today's transforming workplace. According to this perceptive Thrive Global interview, a state of constant seeking is an essential component of success.

The career consultants at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing consider your success as our own. Together, we'll help you helm your career journey as the marketplace morphs. Get in touch by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

How Improving Your "Adaptability Quotient" Can Help You Succeed | Thrive Global

News You Can Use: July Jobs Report Remains Resilient

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With earnings slowly but steadily on the rise and job creation continuing its historic surge across a broad range of industries, how does a prospective candidate stand out from a revitalized crowd of job seekers and harness the power of today's still hot (but still uncertain) economy?

The career consultants at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing follow the employment forecasts and hiring trends closely to best position you to find, secure and keep the job of your dreams. Tell us about your career goals for the future by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

Job Growth Slows in July but Remains Solid | The New York Times

News You Can Use: Savvy Answers For a Crucial Job Interview Question

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Demonstrating that you've done your research about a position, showing enthusiasm for the specific job description and connecting a role to your overall career trajectory are all important pieces of information to share during an interview. This article from The Cut explains how to approach the seemingly innocuous question of why you're interested in a position to set you up for long-term success.

The career consultants at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing are here to help you prep for in-depth interviews, arming you with the confidence to ace any question that may come your way. Connect with us by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

How to Answer 'Why Are You Interested in This Position?' in a Job Interview | The Cut

News You Can Use: Should You Lie About Your Age to Get the Job?

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It's no secret that age discrimination exists in employment, but lying about your age can backfire in unexpected ways beyond the ethical considerations. In this Forbes article, an age discrimination lawyer explains why fudging the numbers during a job hunt just isn't worth it in the long run.

The employment experts at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing are here to help you maneuver the complexities of marketing yourself during the job search process. Connect with us by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

Should You Lie About Your Age to Get Hired? | Forbes

The Art of Writing a Really Great Resume

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When was the last time you gave your resume a revamp? If you have to think about it, it’s been too long. We all know that we need to refresh our resumes regularly to add relevant skills, new roles and updated job titles, but what are the qualities of a really successful document, one that makes a hiring manager sit up and say, “I need to meet this person now!”? Especially considering the average recruiter typically spends about 7 seconds perusing a resume, the stakes are high to stand out.

In our experience collaborating with thousands of executive-level professionals to secure jobs with top companies around the world, we have helped craft resumes that have stood head and shoulders above the rest. Here are the resume components that spell success time and time again: 

  1. A clear, concise overview. While a curriculum vitae (a “CV”) offers a complete look at your professional life, including education, experience and expertise without the constraints of length, a resume should provide more of a summary focusing on the last 10 years of employment, especially if you’ve had a long career with lots of job titles and accomplishments. Keep it succinct and include your most outstanding career highlights, enticing a hiring manager to set up an in-person interview to learn more.  

  2. Custom-created content. Be sure to tailor your resume based on the specific position and company. Showcase different skills, roles and certifications you have in your background to make a hiring manager take notice. Nothing screams generic more than a resume that doesn’t speak to the role in question. 

  3. Savvy self-promotion. Spent time working with the most well-regarded companies in your field? Put those positions in your professional summary at the top to grab attention quickly. 

  4. Facts over fluff. Utilize concrete data and demonstrable numbers where you can. “Brought in $3 million in new business” makes a much bigger impression than “People person with networking skills.”

  5. Updated skill set. Today’s technology-driven job market values employees who are constantly learning and evolving. Be sure to include any recent courses you’ve taken, techniques you’ve cultivated and advancements you’ve pursued. This is the perfect place to include industry-focused keywords on your resume. 

Consider your resume to be your calling card, but a truly well-rounded job search is more of a marketing campaign. You need to look beyond the elevator pitch and be prepared for every phase of the process, including interviewing and navigating negotiations, which is one of the many benefits of working with job-finding experts rather than going it on your own.

The specialized career consultants at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing have the advantage of also having worked in the fields we represent. These professionals inherently understand your chosen industry’s trends and forecasts, giving us an edge when connecting candidates and companies. Our process is time-tested (we started in 2001) and proven (we have a 92 percent success rate), and your job search will be tailored to your distinctive needs and goals.

Find out how we can take you from building your resume to fielding job offers by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100. 

Our Featured Monthly Placement: Making Career Moves That Matter

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Our Client

This month, we’re highlighting a Managing Director who engaged with 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing when his position with an investment banking firm had become stagnant. Wanting to expand his career horizons but still explore the investment banking realm, he was seeking to join a dynamic and growing private equity firm.

Despite the many long-lasting and important relationships built throughout an illustrious banking career, our client was having trouble identifying opportunities because his network consisted of operators. While his professional experience and track record were impressive, he didn't possess the contacts needed to reach the individuals who could help him make his desired career transition.

Our Solution

  • We engaged our industry-leading network of 100,000+ companies, positioning our client to specifically appeal to decision makers at top private equity groups.

  • Our client was quickly presented with viable interview opportunities versus non-committal network conversations that didn't come attached to an actual job opportunity.

Success

Today, our client is successfully managing a vertical for a firm specializing in the manufacturing sector. Most importantly, he has turned a new leaf and found a position and industry that has infused his career with a new level of excitement.

Whether you're looking to stay in the same field or make a meaningful switch, the 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing team of consultants is here to help you identify and amplify your special skills and unique capabilities to connect with a career that will provide job satisfaction and a better quality of life. 

Schedule a conversation today with one of our Executive Marketing & Job Finding experts by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

News You Can Use: How to Make a Tough Decision Less Stressful

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The stress of making a big decision is not to be underestimated. And when that choice centers on cementing a job offer that will become the next step in your career journey, the stakes are even higher. This Thrive Global article explains why making a selection is sometimes so stressful and the ways to "decide how you will decide" when faced with a life-changing decision.

The career-consulting experts at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing are here to help guide you through the job-finding journey, from polishing your resume and prepping your interview skills, to that all-important step of making the right move for your professional progress and your life. Contact us today by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

Exactly How to Make a Tough Decision Easier and Less Stressful | Thrive Global

Our Featured Placement: Making a Wise Investment

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Our Client

This month, we are showcasing the placement of an experienced real estate professional who collaborated with the recruitment experts at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing to help map out his next career move after his previous company underwent corporate restructuring. 

Boasting a diverse and impressive resume, our client had a long career in asset management, commercial real estate development and leadership. In addition, he held his real estate broker license and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Purdue University.

Our Solution

  • Armed with our client's seasoned pedigree, exemplary background and specific skill set, the 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing team went to work updating his digital profile to properly reflect his accomplishments and brushing up on his interviewing skills.

  • His newly updated profile combined with our proprietary and proven Executive Marketing Program established him as the ideal candidate for several desirable positions in the real estate investments field.

  • We leveraged our industry-leading database of 100,000+ contacts to source the positions that would provide the best fit for both our client and the companies in our extensive network.

  • We worked hand-in-hand with our client to prepare him for in-person interviews, allowing him to best present his distinguished career highlights and let his personality shine.

Success

Over the course of a few months, we presented several attractive offers for our client to consider. He ultimately selected a Regional Director of Investments title with one of the largest multifamily real estate companies in the US, managing the flourishing Texas region from Dallas. 

The 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing recruitment specialists are invested in your career growth and consider your success as our own. Schedule a conversation today with one of our Executive Marketing & Job Finding experts by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

News You Can Use: How to Know When It's Time to Quit Your Job

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If you're lacking passion or purpose in your current position or aren't tap dancing to the office every morning (like Warren Buffet), it may be time to move on. These CEOs present the case for quitting your job and share their own a-ha moments for changing course in their career journeys.

The career consulting experts at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing are here to work with you hand-in-hand when it's time to find a new direction. Fill out the form at right or call 708.246.2100 to see how we can help prepare you for the career move of your dreams.

5 Signs It's Time to Quit Your Job | Money

News You Can Use: Know Your Retirement Rights

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A recent research study showed that as many as three in 10 workers don't know if their employers offer retirement plans, leaving major money on the table and adding to an uncertain financial future. By asking questions and encouraging co-workers to do the same, we can all contribute to better fiscal health moving forward.

The employment experts at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing help you navigate the essential aspects of starting a new job, including complex questions about employee benefits. Connect with us today by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100 to see how we can work together toward creating the job of your dreams.

Survey: 3 in 10 Workers Don't Know if Employers Offer Retirement Plans | Chicago Tribune

News You Can Use: How to Know if You're Ready to Quit Your Job

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Quitting your job is a major decision -- but it can also be a majorly empowering one. If you find yourself stagnating in a position or, worse yet, dreading setting foot in the door, it's time to do some honest soul searching -- and come up with a plan. These are the five questions to ask yourself when you're contemplating shaking things up, career wise.

The career consultants at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing understand the intricacies of searching for a job while you already have one. We're here to help you maneuver your way through a job change that will help you find a position where you feel fulfilled and ready to go the distance. Connect with us by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

Do You Hate Your Job? | Inc.