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  • Confidentiality!

    The vast majority of candidates that we contact for the retained/executive searches are happily, busily and gainfully employed.  When we reach out to them, we do not know if they are open to a move.  We don’t even know if they are open to our call.  We,...

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  • How To Work With Recruiters

    Every few months, I meet with a group of executives in transition to present on the topic, How To Work With Recruiters.  Themes There are commonly three themes to the discussion.  In short, they are: We (Retained...

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  • Ethics

    I was reading Friday’s Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (from October 12, 2018).  There is a program coming up called the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Awards for Ethics.  The accompanying information says the program is an opportunity to...

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  • Who Is Doing Your Search Work?

    I was recently at a networking event and ran into one of my well-respected local competitors.  We were talking about the economy and our industry.  We were both pleasantly busy.  He commented, however, that his focus was to get out of the daily candidate...

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  • Creativity Counts (Okay - Not Always!)

    I should not have to repeat this message every six months.  But we are being tested . . . . . people are being more creative.  Two stories need to be told - one from the news (politics); one about one of our candidates.   We have...

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  • Ready For A New Year!

    July 31, 2018 - the end of a month.  For Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates, it is the end of a year - year 22.  August 1, 2018 - the start of year 23.   Gratitude - to our clients and candidates.  You continue to trust us with...

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  • The Boutique Search Firm Advantage

    Clients often ask search firms how they are different from others.  There are many angles from which to view a given firm’s differentiation - geographic focus, industry sector specialization, and functional focus, to name a few.  However, one of the...

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  • Business Trends for 2018

    Each year, we put together information on business trends - what are the growth industries and specific business ideas that will have years of impact for us/the economy.  For this we go to the experts - organizations that produce future-oriented information. ...

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  • Honored Again – Thank You!

    We found out this month that we again made the Forbes List of Best Executive Recruiting Firms.  See ...

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  • Keeping Up On Terminology for 2018

    Each year, we try to find the new words (and repeating words) that are new yet have become part of our daily vocabulary (or will become part of our daily vocabulary).  Here is the list for 2018.  Enjoy - and start using them...

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