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: 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

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.

News You Can Use: How to Handle Tough Job Interview Questions

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"Tell me about yourself." For interviewers, it may seem like an innocuous, straightforward question. But when you're in the job interview hot seat, that query can be intimidating. With these tips from the "Ask a Boss" column on The Cut, you'll know how to frame your professional past to make a positive lasting impression. 

How do the career consultants at 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing prepare you for these common types of interview scenarios? We work with you one-on-one to identify and develop your personal brand so you always know how to present yourself with aplomb.

How to Answer 'Tell Me About Yourself' in a Job Interview | The Cut

20/20 Foresight Announces the Appointment of Rebecca Wilson as Managing Director

Rebecca Wilson, Managing Director

Rebecca Wilson, Managing Director

20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing and 20/20 Foresight Executive Search are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Rebecca Wilson as Managing Director, leading the sister companies’ New York offices. Wilson brings more than 25 years experience working for top financial services companies specializing in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing. Wilson previously held senior roles with Citibank, First USA Bank (acquired by Bank One), HSBC and Lehman Brothers.

Wilson also founded and ran a strategic consulting firm working across industries throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Her consulting projects included launching new entrepreneurial ventures, transforming operational processes of existing companies, recruiting and providing executive coaching, and helping guide C-suite executives in their careers.

“Our career consultants have deep industry knowledge of the fields we specialize in, which puts Rebecca in the perfect position to lead our recruitment teams,” said Bob Cavoto, Managing Principal and Founder of 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing and 20/20 Foresight Executive Search. “Her extensive background in financial services, coupled with her strategic consulting experience, will help guide our clients to securing the most successful career placements.”

Wilson has particular expertise in customer segmentation, operational processes, integrated sales and marketing campaigns, and analytics and measurability, including P&L responsibility.  She has a deep understanding of all aspects of the marketing, branding and sales functions of a company. She has traveled extensively and has lived and worked around the world, including studying abroad in Siena, Italy, while completing her Bachelor of Arts in English and Italian from State University of New York. Wilson also received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School.

“I am thrilled to be joining the 20/20 Foresight family. The company’s stature in the executive search industry is unparalleled, and I am excited to utilize my strategic consulting, operations and marketing skills in addition to my financial services experience in my new role,” Wilson said.

Contact Rebecca Wilson at rwilson@2020-4em.com.

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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