Laid-off execs finding jobs at same or higher levels, Right Management data says
Right Management, a career transition arm of Manpower, says its data show that three of four laid-off executives who received Right Management services and got jobs in the first half this year landed posts at the same or higher levels.
The likelihood of landing a better job was higher for executives in the South, at 76 percent, compared to a 72 percent national average, Right Management said.
The firm analyzed data on nearly 600 senior-level positions, and includes titles such as general manager, director, vice president, senior vice president, executive VP, and CEO.
Right Management tips for executive-level jobseekers in today's market:
- "Get up to speed fast...Know the priorities and develop a plan for the first 30, 60 and 90 days."
- "Understand the culture of the prospective employer in advance of the interview."
- "Highlight in resume and during interviews how interpersonal and work skills will align with the company's culture."
The study was conducted Jan. 1-June. 30.
- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram