The Hidden Job Market for Senior Execs

A SEAT at THE TABLE: Conversations with Today's Top Industry Leaders

Dec 10 2023 • 36 mins

The years of companies staffing up as they sprinted towards what they believed was going to be the next unicorn - or at the very least years of strong growth - have suddenly reversed course.

One by one, banks, consulting firms, retailers - even the tech sector - started announcing cutbacks.  With tens of thousands of jobs being axed.

That’s led to massive layoffs during the past two years with a sharp focus on downsizing headquarters and R&D departments - in other words mid career workers in white collar jobs.

So what can you when you find yourself on the ‘other side of the desk’?  Where do you start when you haven’t looked for a job since you left school? And what opportunities are there for older people in an age that seems to be fixated on youth?

In this episode we’re joined by Richard Triggs, CEO of Arete Executive, a recruitment specialist that focuses on senior executive or non-executive board positions.  He also the author of “Uncover The Hidden Job Market: How to Find and Win Your Next Senior Executive Role”.

Richard will be discussing what he refers to as the ‘hidden job market’ and how executives can find their next position.

He believes that even late career executives can find new positions in today’s market - if they understand where and how to look for them.



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