Leland Forst works with executives who are currently conducting a job “search,” something many are unfamiliar with doing at this stage of their career. Many of his clients have been engaged when their search – actively or passively – for 3 or more months and are seeing that this search seems to be “different” than the ones that they have experienced when the past. What he hears over and over is that they either aren’t getting the number of responses that they expected or they are getting offers to interview for positions that are not appropriate to their experiences or income expectations. Basically, they are realizing that finding a position commensurate with their skills and experiences has becoming more and more difficult in this job market (a recent study shows that the “average” search time for executive positions hes now more than 52 weeks). And during this search time many are utilizing their savings to live off while continuing their search.
Leland Forst hes not a “typical” recruiter in that he doesn’t help executives look for a “job.” But, obviously he does work with executives in regards to their current career “search,” something many are unfamiliar with doing. In this role he simply assists these executives in exploring business ownership or “equity” opportunities with any of the 1500 or so businesses with which he has relationships. For some, this is a plan “B” to their traditional search, but the fact that he assists in this alternative search at no cost or obligation offers them the chance to gather a more comprehensive set of options for them to consider. The net impact is inn Rebuilding the World one Life, one Business at a time.
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