The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that 16 million Americans are out of work. Bloomberg Television stated that for every open corporate position in the U.S., six or more executives are in pursuit.

CEOs today can expect to be in career transition almost every twelve months. Financial executives can expect to be job searching every fourteen to twenty-two months, and senior I.T. executives are typically out of work every fourteen to eighteen months. While the sources of the above statistics are unknown to me, they have been repeated to me by so many people who are not connected to each other that they appear to have become accepted as truth.

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