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September 07, 2009

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LaSalle Network, a Chicago-based staffing and recruiting firm, has seen this trend lately, as well. Companies are utilizing contract talent to keep their organizations moving forward in these stringent economic times. I agree, the key to securing an interim executive spot in this market is utilizing your network (don't forget LinkedIn and Twitter!) and growing your expertise in a specific area - companies would rather have a stellar candidate with a specific focus and expertise vs. a mediocre candidate who has minimal experience in lots of areas. It's competitive out there, but there are opportunities!

@Megan: I featured Tom Gimbel from LaSalle in my recent book, Success for Hire. Did you know?

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