Category: Retained Search

  • Thank you for a fantastic year!

    2022 – a wild year for Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates.  We continued to see high activity in the job market.  What does that mean? Three of our searches at the start of this year (from three different industries and in three different...

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  • People keep asking . . . . .

    When I turned 63 (and I am now 65), people started asking me about my retirement plans.  No one asked before I turned 63.  Interestingly, the number of questions I get on this topic have decreased as I have ‘passed through’ 63.  Let me answer ....

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  • Education Verification

    Ethics in the Search Field – I was ready to move on from the Ethics topic BUT just ran into another ‘questionable’ situation.  You be the judge on this Education Verification situation . . . . . please write/respond! If you tell us something, we will...

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  • Being Less Professional With The Search Firm?

    I was recently told by a candidate I was screening for a Vice President (of Human Resources) position that he was answering me ‘directly’ but would be more professional when really being interviewed by the employer.  We Are Paid To Assess...

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  • But Wait – There’s More . . . . . Search Ethics Continued

    Thank you for your comments and feedback regarding last month’s Blog about Search Ethics.  This topic captured the attention of many – and I sincerely appreciate the interest and the dialogue that resulted.  There’s more to address on each topic...

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  • The Basics of Search Ethics

    Each time I meet with a prospective client, I bring and/or electronically share an agenda.  One of the topics listed is Ethics (actually Ethical Standards).  It never fails to provoke conversation.  It is an area that is...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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