Our guest blogger is Andrew Thoseby of 1st Executive Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia. 1st Executive is a boutique executive search, executive recruitment, interim executive and advisory firm providing custom designed people solutions for clients across a broad spectrum of industries on a local, regional, national and international basis. The firm’s recruiting activities are focused on executive, professional, technical and managerial placement, as well as interim executives for its clients. Andrew is currently a member of the NPAworldwide Board of Directors. Today he discusses some of the changes in the recruitment and search industry that many thought would lead to its demise.
You have all heard the saying, “a cat has nine lives.” In Egyptian mythology cats were considered sacred and believed to have supernatural powers; the number nine was also sacred as it was associated with the sun god Ra.
Having been in this industry for over 20 years and a customer of it for at least 10 years more, it would be easy to think that we have been blessed with supernatural powers given the successful negation of the all-too-frequent portents of our doom. Read the rest of this entry »