A friend, a senior executive of a large health system, called me today.
He was furloughed last March along with the 22 million other Americans. His layoff was converted to permanent layoff status in August. Since then, he has been aggressively looking for a new job.
He has made it to the final four in three job searches, not a bad record considering the intense competition for senior positions, but he has not been able to close the deal.
“What can I do?” His voice was trembling with emotion. “I have a family to support, two daughters and a son to educate. I wake up in the middle of the night feeling I will never be able to find a really good job again.”
I like this guy. He is a good person and a good leader. As a former recruiter who offered clients a three-year placement guarantee, I would trust him.
This week, I will share how we diagnosed his problem and how we helped him return to the market armed with some skills that should help him close a deal and land a new senior leadership position.
This job market is the worst I have seen in 42 years. If you have questions and would like to schedule a free telephone consultation about your job search, visit www.johngself.com and schedule a time with me.