The Value of Listening and Adapting to Client Needs

BY BILL TORCHIANA, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – SAN FRANCISCO As this past month was a big anniversary for Career Partners International – San Francisco, I recently reflected on what has made us successful over the years. The bottom line is that the value of really listening and adapting to clients’ needs enabled us to continually and consistently deliver results, even …

Career Development is Different for Everyone

BY HARRIET KEMPTON, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – AUSTRALIA Career development is somewhat of an ongoing process. I recently had dinner with a group of school girlfriends. While we are all still very early on in our careers, each of us is in a very different stage of our professional, and therefore career, development. What I found most fascinating throughout our …

Career Transition When You Haven’t Been Laid Off

BY JOHN MADIGAN, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – HARTFORD Is your career planning limited to thinking about your career options only when faced with a lay off? While company stability and long lasting employment may be things of the past, the average person will work 25 years or more. If this makes you wonder how you will get where you want …

Thread of Continuity for the Multi-Generational Workforce: Think V.E.T. (Value, Engagement, Trust)

BY MARTIN PLUMLEE, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – NASHVILLE This past week, I had the privilege of attending two very distinct, yet related events here in the Greater Nashville area. The first occurrence was a statewide human resources conference, centered in the healthcare industry vertical. To conclude the week, enjoyed a dinner at a local college campus honoring military students. Allow …

Accelerate Your Career: The 4 Cs

BY MARTIN PLUMLEE, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – NASHVILLE In a third party recruiting scenario, there are three critical stakeholders: Clients, Candidates and External Firms. Even in today’s candidate-driven market, competition remains the name of the game. Top candidates are receiving two or three job offers, not to mention a counter-offer to remain with their current employer. Whether considering a career …

Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Q. There is plenty of information about getting prepared to go out on maternity leave. But how do I come back into a leadership role, act professionally, focus on work, and not be watching the clock to see what time I can leave to see my new daughter? I am not a kid — I married and had a child …

Remembering The Right to be Forgotten

BY RICK KLUMPENHOUWER, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – CALGARY A colleague of mine received automated notices from two LinkedIn connections recently. This, of course, is what LinkedIn is there for – to keep you up to date and informed about the status and activities of professionals in your field. There was a difference about getting these notices, however. The two professionals …

Don’t risk your current job when searching

BY ELAINE VARELAS, KEYSTONE PARTNERS This article appeared in The Boston Globe. Elaine Varelas is Chairman of the Board for Career Partners International and Managing Partner of Keystone Partners. Q: Is there anything to protect an employee who is looking for a new job? If I ask someone who works at my current employer to put in a good word …

Musings: Real Engagement

BY BART MCCOY, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – COLORADO Ambiguous Engagement Many of our clients want to discuss their employee engagement when we meet. Before we go down that conversation path, I always attempt to clarify what, specifically, about employee engagement they want to discuss. Very often, the responses I hear are espousals or measures of the employee base as they …

When are you too old to make a career change?

This article appeared in The Boston Globe. Elaine Varelas is Chairman of the Board for Career Partners International and Managing Partner of Keystone Partners. Q: I am 35 years old and have been in sales since college. I don’t feel any satisfaction from my current role and am considering a change to the creative side of marketing. People say I’m …