Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Own Personal Vision

I'm lucky. My passion and my career are one in the same. After 26 years of executive recruiting, I am more excited, more motivated and more devoted than when I began.

Perhaps the driving force behind this dedication is an unswerving belief that the quantitative disciplines represent the most dynamic possibilities in an ever-changing job market. Call me a quantitative evangelist, if you will, but the statistics bear out my beliefs. According to the most recent Occupational Outlook Handbook, "job opportunities should be best for those with a master's or PhD degree in marketing or a related field and with strong quantitative skills."

This is my playground, my sphere of influence, and my area of expertise. And it is time to channel the passion and experience I have for this industry into my own personal vision. Executive recruiting is a high-touch business, one in which flexibility and independence are key assets.

In launching Burtch Works, Executive Recruiting, my goal is to make a long-term commitment to each client and candidate, and to mentor them with honesty and integrity throughout their careers. A key component of our approach will be to employ the most current technologies nimbly and effectively to expand the reach of all my candidates and clients.

The joy in this business is that I get to be a part of some of the most important decisions anyone can make in a lifetime. It is immensely satisfying to connect great people with other great people, to get to know them on both a personal and professional level, and to follow them through many life stages. I see myself as a conduit for industry information, a sort of touchstone for both clients and candidates as they evaluate their long- and short-term needs and goals.

As I said at the beginning of this post, I'm lucky. I've been lucky to have a place to exercise my passion for the past 26 years, where I have worked with wonderful people who have nurtured and guided me along the way. I'm grateful for every experience and look forward to working with many of you as we move forward in this exciting new venture.

Please note my new e-mail address: lburtch@burtchworks.com. You can also find me and the new Burtch Works page on Facebook, as well as on LinkedIn. I'll keep you posted about our new Website, which will be up and running soon.