After working for over 40 years at 4 different firms (in the “for profit” and “not for profit” industries), and in multiple functions, I find myself again starting a new career as Senior Advisor to Norgay Partners.
Navigating one’s career in today’s environment has never been more difficult. New technologies are often eliminating and changing the way jobs are performed. Companies are continually seeking operating efficiencies to increase productivity, enhance profitability and develop new and innovative products. One’s skills today may not be required nor relevant tomorrow. Managing and navigating one’s career over decades is complex, difficult, and challenging, but can be extremely rewarding if managed effectively. Today’s employee base and companies are global increasing the competition for jobs. When I graduated from Georgetown University in 1975 the global workforce was 500 million; today it is over 2 billion professionals! Companies have options to employ the best talent across the globe based not only on qualifications, experiences and skill, but on location, tax jurisdiction and cost effectiveness.
Helping companies find the right person for a particular role that meets not only the experience required, but fits the company’s culture is difficult and essential.
Employees hired that do not meet the skill requirements of a job nor “fit” into the firm’s culture is costly and unproductive.
As Senior Advisor to Norgay Partners, my goals are to help candidates with career advice and counsel, and to assist Norgay Partners in meeting the challenges to deliver the appropriate employee to its clients.
Norgay Partners and I have started this blog to simply help the candidate think about career related issues in an objective way, and gaining insights based on my professional work experiences, including my career successes and failures.
I hope Norgay Partners and I can add some value to others!