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  • Executive Search Should NOT Be A Mysterious Process

    For years, I have been making presentations on “How To Work With A Recruiter” for varying groups of executives.  There seems to be a great deal of mystique surrounding what executive search firms do/how we perform our work.  Let’s try to demystify the...

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  • Contingent vs. Retained Search: Don’t Accept That E-mail!

    3 Different Clients - 3 Similar Stories - All Within The Last Few Months Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates is a retained-only search firm.  For over 25 years, this has been our business.  We have never wavered . . . . never taking on contingent...

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  • The GREAT Resignation: Do I Have Enough and Have I Had Enough?

    I speak on employment and economic topics with some frequency.  The start of the year often finds me addressing the economy and business trends with varying professional groups.  I speak on employment topics throughout the year.  The job market we are in...

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  • When You Meet Someone, Tell Them What You Do!

    A ‘Networking’ Goal It’s a rule in networking . . . . . you are at a non-business-related function (a neighborhood party, a school activity for one of your children, etc.).  You meet someone - and you become known as Michelle’s father or Adam’s...

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  • 2022 Trends - Even the Terms Are Different!

    Each year, Wunderman Thompson (the ‘old’ J. Walter Thompson organization) publishes a list of trends that will impact us for the year as well as for the foreseeable future.  This year’s list has a couple of new categories (there are always 10 categories with...

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  • Finding & Keeping Key Employees

    This past month, I was honored to be a speaker for a Family Business group on the topic of Finding & Keeping Key Non-Family Employees.  As I told the person responsible for the program, ‘keeping’ was going to be my focus...

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  • Certificate In Family Business Advising

    The employment marketplace - more complex every day.  Since the start of the pandemic, every person has had a chance to reflect on work, life, balance, etc.  The outcomes for each individual are as diverse as the people themselves.  What we have found -...

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  • What 25 Years of Executive Recruiting Has Taught Us

    Our 25th anniversary celebrations continue!  As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, we have created a list of 25 bullet points representing some of the lessons we have learned and observations we have made over the years. Last month, we shared the...

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  • Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary

    We have reached a very exciting milestone here at Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates: We are proud to be celebrating 25 years in business! The idea to establish the firm came about in 1996. Then business partners at Career Dynamics (a career management...

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  • Being Prepared for an Active Job Market

    You weren’t expecting a key position to become open, but it is happening with greater frequency. In a ‘normal’ economy with low unemployment (think pre-COVID), it is considered a sign of confidence in the market when people leave their jobs voluntarily and...

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