Category: Retained Search

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • It Is NOT The Job Description

    Search number 600+ started last week.  The client is a wonderful organization that we have worked with before.  We have had the privilege of placing and/or working with most of their senior team.  We have worked with them for over eight...

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  • Not Every Job Is A Fit

    I spent 7 years working in the outplacement/career transition industry.  Four of the six of us at Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates came from the same outplacement company.  Each person we worked with had their own story – about why they were there (in...

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  • Conducting Your Own Job Search

    I was reading the September, 2017 HR Magazine (a SHRM publication) while waiting for a colleague to join me at a breakfast meeting.  There was a small article in the HR News section on parents of employees who want to be involved in their adult children’s...

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