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A strong resume can open the doors to new and better opportunities, but it has to be seen by the right people first. This article discusses common mistakes even highly qualified candidates make and why your resume might be overlooked.

As members of our highly selective executive marketing program, our executives have access to extensive resume writing services and feedback from industry experts. To learn more, fill out the form to the right or call 708.246.2100 to speak with one of our career consultants today.

Why Your Résumé Will Be Overlooked Even Though You're Completely Qualified | Forbes

Celebrating the successes of 2018 and looking ahead to 2019

As we are all aware from the headlines, 2018 saw one of the strongest job markets in decades, continuing a surge of steady growth for the past nine years. The national unemployment rate hovered at 3.7 percent -- the lowest it has been since 1969. This is all encouraging news, but how will the ever-changing job market fare in 2019? What will be the disruptors we should look out for?

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When surveyed, a significant percentage of job seekers rank "negotiating salary" as one of the most difficult parts of the interview process. This article discusses some tactics and other things to keep in mind when leveraging compensation.

How can you go about negotiating a salary that truly reflects your worth? With our comprehensive executive marketing program, our expert career consults will serve as a resource through every step of the hiring process, especially through the offer negotiation stage. For more information, fill out the form to the right or call 708.246.2100 to speak with a career consultant today.

The Exact Words to Use When Negotiating Salary | U.S. News


Outplacement is not a comprehensive job finding program. 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing & Job Finding is.

Bob CavotoManaging Principal, 20/20 Foresight

20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing and Job finding is an exclusive program that assists executive-level professionals find positions in some of the most prominent Real Estate, Financial Services and Service companies across the globe. With us, you are outsourcing your job search - whether currently employed or unemployed - to experts. Let 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing and Job Finding take over your job search.

What is an Outplacement Firm?

Outplacement firms - typically hired by the employer who is laying off employees - provide services to help those who are laid off to find a new role. These firms work with candidates on resumes, preparing for interviews, networking, and managing relationships with recruiters. However, while outplacement services appear to cover the steps of the job finding process, there are major shortcomings with their effectiveness and success rates:

  • Too many candidates per career coach. The result is the advice candidates receive can be trivial, generic, and not very helpful in real life job search situations.

  • Resume services provided are often basic, formed from a template, and not appropriate for higher level positions.

  • The “outplacement” industry is full of people who claim to be experts, but usually have no hands-on experience in your industry or in executive search - anyone can read a few outdated job hunting guides and call themselves an expert.

  • Bottom line, the majority of complaints about outplacement services revolve around lack of individual attention from career coaches and the poor quality of advice due to lack of hands-on experience in your industry.

How is 20/20 Foresight Different?

Our exclusive Executive Marketing & Job Finding program provides services far beyond where common outplacement firms fall short. We’re more comprehensive and we’re better.

Here’s how we’re different:

  • You’re assigned a Career Consultant and a Researcher for you; You’re not bunched into a group like outplacement. We value cultivating a one-on-one relationship with each executive client, and act as a resource every step of the hiring process. The advice and guidance you receive is tailored to you, your experiences and your career goals.

  • Our Career Consultants have years of experience in Executive Search, Executive Marketing & Job Finding, as well professional experience in your industry - Real Estate, Financial Services, and Service industries. From this industry expertise, we provide our executives with out-of-the-box, unique guidance and direct perspective on their careers and next steps in their careers.

  • We write, create and revise resumes that are compelling that get read by hiring authorities - we know, because we’ve been there with experience in Executive Search and professional experience in your industry. We interview coach not only to get the first interview but the 3rd and 4th and, ultimately, the offer. Our interview coaching is extensive.

  • We provide access to a proprietary, global database of 100,000+ contacts, 20,000+ companies, and 10,000+ recruiters worldwide that is segregated by industry specialty. Our consultants reach out to these contacts on your behalf, contacting the highest levels of your target organizations and HR. We introduce you.

  • Outplacement is not a comprehensive job finding program. 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing & Job Finding is.

For over 10 years, we have been successful in placing top executives with some of the most prominent companies in the world. With a 92% success rate, we place the majority of our clients within 6 months of starting the program.

Let 20/20 Foresight be your representative in the job market!

With offices across the country and around the globe, we’re ready to serve you. Speak with one of our expert consultants today by calling 708.246.2100 or fill out the form to the right.

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Whether it's switching industries or jumping back in the market after a hiatus, a career change can be an uncomfortable process--for you and your family. This article discusses some important steps to consider to ease the challenge of relaunching your career.

Navigating through a career change can be overwhelming, and most executives don't know where to start. As part of our executive marketing program, our consultants will be a valuable resource every step of the way. Fill out the form to the right or call 708.246.2100 to speak with one of our career consultants today.

Relaunch Your Career With Confidence | US News

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As you advance in your career, it's common to find yourself eventually looking for a new role. But how can you do so without your current employer finding out? This article discusses how to start your job search discreetly, without putting your current job in jeopardy.

At 20/20 Foresight, we value your privacy. Our consultants work with you to ensure your job search remains confidential. Fill out the form to the right or call 708.246.2100 to learn more about our executive job finding program.

How to Start a Quiet Job Search | U.S. News

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Despite record low unemployment and a growing need for more workers, many executives who have taken a hiatus from their careers can find it difficult to reenter the job market. This article discusses some key points to assess before diving into those job applications and interviews.

Industries are constantly changing, and familiarizing yourself with this new landscape can be challenging. With 20/20 Foresight's exclusive job finding program, our career consultants will be with you every step of the way. Fill out the form to the right or call 708.246.2100 for more information.

10 Ways To Decipher The Job Market After You've Been Out Of It For A While | Forbes

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As part of the hiring process, companies must assess which candidates are more likely to stay longer and perform best. Personality tests are the most common method to measure these metrics. This article discusses how separating your private self from your personal self can improve your chances of scoring favorably.

With our executive marketing program, we provide interview coaching, tips, and resources to all our executive clients. To learn more, fill out the form to the right or call 708.246.2100 to speak with one of our career consultants today.

To Pass a Personality Test, Use Your Professional Persona | U.S. News

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After years of experience, both in life and in the job market, there's a chance that there are a few things in your career history you don't necessarily want to advertise on your resume. Instead of giving into the temptation of telling "little white lies" to cover gaps, backtracking, or narrowed responsibilities, this article discusses some tactics to turn these obstacles into opportunities.

Navigating through the hiring process can be overwhelming. With 20/20 Foresight's executive marketing program, you don't have to do it alone. Fill out the form to the right or call 708.246.2100 to speak with one of our career consultants today.

The Top Four Ways To Turn Obstacles Into Opportunities In A Job Interview | Forbes

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A common misconception job-seekers have is that, as long as you are a qualified candidate, you are sure to find a job. As this article points out, that rarely works so easily in this inefficient market. While unemployment rates are low and wages are increasing, candidates still need to do a bit of research about the market and consider some key points before expecting to land that perfect job.

With 20/20 Foresight's highly selective executive marketing program, you don't have to navigate this market alone. Fill out the form to the right or call 708.246.2100 to speak with one of our career consultants today.

How To Navigate The Flawed Job Market | Forbes

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You've been with your company for years, and retirement is only a few years away. But what do you do when your job has become unbearable and you want a change? This article discusses whether it's better to explore other options even if that means taking a step backward, or to play it safe and ride it out.

Making late career decisions can be a challenge. Our executive marketing program provides resources to our members so you won't have to do it alone. Fill out the form to the right or call 708.246.2100 to speak with one of our career consultants today.

Is a Late-Career Change Worth It? | The New York Times


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With unemployment rates at record lows, more executives than ever are optimistic about the current job market. 65% are saying now is the best time to reassess whether or not you should make a move. This article weighs in on some of the right and wrong reasons to look for new opportunities.

No matter your reason for wanting to make a move, making the transition can be a challenge. If you're ready for the next step in your career, fill out the form to the right or call 708.246.2100 to speak with one of our industry-experienced career consultants today.

Think You're Ready For A Change? The Right (And Wrong) Reasons To Leave A Job | Forbes

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It happens-- a few months into your new job and you realize it's not a good fit. Can you pursue new roles without burning any bridges? This article explores when you should consider leaving and how to do it professionally.

Navigating through tough career decisions can be overwhelming. With 20/20 Foresight's executive marketing program, you don't have to do it alone. Fill out the form to the right or call 708.246.2100 to speak with one of our career consultants today.

Thanks for the Opportunity. Can I Quit Now? | The New York Times

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Everyone knows looking for a new job can be a draining, tedious process, and sometimes you need a little help. This article discusses important steps to take once you decide it's time to reach out to your network for some extra guidance.

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Typos on a resumé, not returning calls in a timely manner, or simply being unprepared during an interview--all common mistakes candidates make when looking for a new role. According to this article, even the most qualified candidates have a tendency to engage in self-destructive behavior when searching for a job, even if they are easily avoidable.

Are you guilty of exhibiting these self-sabotaging behaviors? Speak with one of our consultants today to find out how our exclusive marketing program can help you avoid these common mistakes. Call 708.246.2100 or fill out the form to the right.

How To Tell If You're Sabotaging Your Own Job Search | Forbes

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Having a set of questions prepared for an interview is always smart-- it shows initiative and a genuine interest in the role. However, as this article points out, there are some questions to avoid, especially during your first meeting.

Everyone wants to make a great first impression, and our expert consultants can help executives just like you. Call 708.246.2100 or fill out the form to the right to learn more about our exclusive marketing program, which includes extensive interview coaching.

What Not To Ask In An Initial Job Interview | Forbes

For Moms (and Dads) Reentering the Job Market

Stephanie CookSenior Principal, 20/20 Foresight

20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing and Job Finding is a premiere consulting program that specializes in finding jobs for executive-level professionals with leading companies. Our consultants, along with our in-house research team, provide resume writing services, interview coaching, and expert career guidance on finding new opportunities and reentering the Real Estate, Financial and Service industries.

If you’re one of the many parents who took a break from their careers to take care of family, you are not alone. According to a 2017 study, about 37% of college-educated women voluntarily leave the workplace due to family obligations, specifically obligations regarding childcare. However, of these women, only 40% return to the workforce full-time. Rejoining the workforce after a hiatus can be challenging, especially in industries that are constantly changing. With 20/20 Foresight’s highly selective marketing program, we can help you pick up where you left off. Our consultants are experts in their field, with an unparalleled network of contacts, to provide you with the tools and connections to be a successful candidate.

Most executives who have taken time off and are now in the market for a new position often find their resumes and interviewing skills are outdated; more specifically, you have a gap in your resume, and you haven’t interviewed in years. Our marketing program starts with our consultants building a resume that highlights your strengths and the unique experiences that set you apart. We also provide rigorous interview coaching to help prepare you for any tough questions or situations you may face when meeting with decision-makers. More importantly, we tailor every resume, interview preparation, and overall job search to your needs. Our goal is to help you find the job you want and that meets your family’s needs, and not just settling for any job you can get.

A unique aspect of 20/20 Foresight’s job finding program is that we reach out to contacts and companies on your behalf. This way, you are not limited by relying on only your immediate network. Our consultants utilize our global database to distribute your information to C-level executives and hiring managers at your target companies to ensure that the right people are evaluating your qualifications. We also keep track of your correspondence, such as emails, interview times, and other important details to free your time from administrative tasks.

We know that trying to get back into the job market is hard enough--finding a job can be a full-time job in itself. Searching, applying, and interviewing can be an exhausting and overwhelming process especially after a long break. We can help ease the burden for you as well as your family by being a resource every step of the process. We know your priorities have changed, and we want to present you with only the best opportunities that meet your family’s needs.

Let 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing and Job Finding be your guide back into the workplace!

Whether in the US or the world, 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing & Job Finding has been successful in representing and placing 500+ executives in the last ten years with our unique program of marketing and finding jobs for our clients. It's outsourcing almost every aspect of your job search to us! Experts in the field of career coaching and job finding. Speak with one of our expert consultants today by calling 708.246.2100 or fill out the form to the right.

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We've all heard of background checks, but "social media checks"? According to a recent study, more and more companies are using social media platforms as part of the candidate evaluation process. Can a controversial Tweet really cost you your dream job?

Speak with our consultants today to discuss how we can tailor your social media presence. Fill out the form to the right, and we will be in touch shortly.

Past Social Media Posts Upend Hiring | WSJ

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Hiring managers can read hundreds of resumes a day-- sometimes a concise resume can help you stand out. This article talks about some tips to keep your resume short and professional.

Are you having trouble putting together your resume? Speak to one of our consultants today to help you get started. Fill out the contact form to the right or call 708.246.2100.

18 Things To Take Off Your Résumé And LinkedIn Profile Today To Succeed Tomorrow | Forbes

There is a Hidden Job Market - And It's Us

Bob CavotoManaging Principal, 20/20 Foresight

20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing and Job Finding, is a unique fee-based Program that “outsources” your job search to us, experts in your industry and in the field of job finding.  The Program provides a consultant and a researcher, and expertise in your industry in career guidance, writing compelling resume(s), extensive interview coaching and introductions by us to companies and recruiters who are seeking an Executive like you!

A hidden job market consists of vacancies that companies have not yet made public. Traditionally, job seekers must rely on “networking” to access this market - which is limiting and, let’s face it, no one has the network to access 80% to 99% of this market; 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing and Job Finding does.

Navigating the job market alone can be challenging; finding these hidden opportunities can be difficult, and determining where to start can be the hardest part. When an executive is accepted into our highly selective Executive Marketing program, they are paired with one of our consultants who is an invaluable resource throughout the process. Our consultants work with executives to develop a plan and timeline for strategically leveraging their information into the market. Consultants also build resumes that are customized for each market and conduct rigorous interview coaching to prepare executives for face-to-face meetings. In addition, consultants work with our in-house researchers to get information to key hiring contacts on the executive’s behalf, easing the burden of tracking correspondences.

As a well-known player in the real estate and financial industries, 20/20 Foresight has thousands of connections in small, midsize, and large companies - all of whom look to us for quality recommendations to fit their needs. Through our US and global databases, we connect job seekers to companies and recruiters. More importantly, 20/20 Foresight connects job seekers with the right people, ensuring that every executive’s information is handed directly to decision makers rather than automated systems or screeners. Employers value this reference because it removes the hassle and expense of hiring a search firm, handling multiple inquiries, screening resumes, and sorting through candidates to interview.

The main reason why the hidden job market is so large is that most employers are more comfortable working with people they know, even if referred by a secondary or tertiary connection. Employers view hiring a candidate referred by a connection as less risky than hiring a stranger. Traditionally, job seekers rely on their connections to access this hidden market - yet the typical job seeker is often limited to two levels of connections: personal, such as family and friends, and professional, such as co-workers and clients. With 20/20 Foresight’s 92% placement success rate, we are confident that our expert consultants can distribute a candidate’s interests and information far beyond the scope of their immediate connections to help them tap into that hidden job market. 

Make 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing and Job Finding your representative in the marketplace!

With offices across the country and internationally, we are ready to serve you.  Schedule a consultation today with our career finding experts by calling 708.246.2100 or fill out the form to the right.