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Overcoming Fear When Putting in Notice

We recently celebrated the 4th of July, and with that comes one of my favorite things, FIREWORKS… unless they are being blown up in my neighborhood until 1:00 am (but that is another story). Anyway, this got me thinking about how I used to hate them as a child because I was scared of them,

Executive Search Reality Check

This blog is not intended to be a ‘Debbie Downer’ – it is intended to help executive-level candidates manage expectations by knowing the reality of the current job market, particularly here in the Midwest. These are generalities and there will, of course, be exceptions but here are a few things to be aware of as

The Reality of the Job Search After 50

This week alone, on the same day, two candidates asked me about this very topic. Their concerns were if ageism is real and why they aren’t getting any interest when they have applied for many different roles. One even said bluntly, “How can I not be thought of as a dinosaur? After all, I have

How Many Jobs Have You Had?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker has 10 different jobs before they turn forty years old. The average tenure is 4.4 years. Considering I've been at Aureus Group since 1994 these stats amaze me. That said, I have noticed this trend in all disciplines and business sectors.

There’s No Place like the Midwest

If you aren’t familiar with Aureus Group, we are a staffing firm that staffs for a variety of different professions including finance and accounting, information technology and systems, healthcare leadership, and executives. We are an affiliate to our parent company C&A Industries, which is headquartered in Omaha, NE - the heart of the Midwest.

Use Your Summer Wisely

Well, we are in the full thick of summer. The kids are out of school. The pools, golf courses, and kid’s baseball games are all in full swing. Maybe this will give you some time to brush up on some things to help advance your next career search.

Why to Know Your Why?

As another Mother’s Day comes and goes, I silently reflect on years gone by. Wow, they do go fast! I think everyone that is a mother wishes they could be warped back in time to either relive the great moments one more time or to get a redo on the things that that didn’t go

What Does Great Look Like?

Nothing in this world is written in stone. The beauty of this life is that every day is a chance to start anew. A chance to get better. Scott Frost, head football coach at Nebraska, recently said that he will never measure his team's success based on what the win-loss record is or by how

Adjusting to Change

Change can be very scary, exhilarating, powerful, humbling, uplifting…well, I think you get the point. Change has a way of bringing every single emotion known to mankind right to the surface and sometimes all at once. Yikes! It is inevitable. We are all going to experience many changes during the time we spend hurling through

Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

We are finally closing in on spring weather and during this time of year there are candies shaped like eggs and bunnies filling every shelf of the grocery store. The good news? By the time you read this blog, they will all be on sale so go out and get some cheap candy while it