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  • We Are Truly Honored – Thank You!

    On August 1st (2017), we start year 22 as a Retained Executive Search firm. Ken and Mary Abeln, co-founders with me (David Magy), actually set up our firm a month earlier – working on all of the business and legal requirements to start operating on...

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  • Salary - The Discussion We Have To Have

    Can you ask a person’s salary history?  Does it matter what they make or made?  Doesn’t the company have a range they work from? These are great questions – and have been asked for what seems to be forever – since I first entered the human...

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  • Off-Limits - Rarely Discussed but Commonly an Issue

    Go to the website of most search firms.  They are similar - approach, team, etc.  But something is often missing.   Off-Limits This is a topic that is rarely proactive asked about, but has been one of the reasons we have...

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  • Terms to 'Know' (and Discuss) for 2017!

    It's 2017.  There are terms we should know (many we do) and discuss for this year.  Many have interesting workplace implications/meanings.  Here are a few of them!   Phubbing – phone snubbing; pretending to be...

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  • Let's Look To The Future

    Our clients and candidates often look to us for trend information.  What is new out there?  We as a search firm can talk about the economy, but future trends are different.  For that I rely on multiple experts including J. Walter Thompson, a global...

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  • Is LinkedIn the New Job Search ‘Small Talk’?

    How is the weather? How do you think the Twins will do this year? What do you think of our President?I’d like to join your LinkedIn...

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  • Welcome to our New Website

    Welcome to the new Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates website. This represents a true reflection of our company, our amazing team and the work we do. We are anxious to hear your comments....

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  • What are you passionate about?

    People ask me all the time, what separates an average candidate from an exceptional candidate? For people in transition, I am commonly asked about factors relating to job search success. I am not sure I fully have an answer, but I found an article that offered a...

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  • Final Year End Push

    According to the Georgetown Center on Education & The Workforce, about 74% of all job openings in Minnesota will require some post-secondary education.  The United States will fall short by 5 million workers with post-secondary education by the year...

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  • Navy SEAL Principles

    The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal published a great article last week.  17 Navy SEAL Principles That Every Salesperson Should Practice (by Gregg Swanson) is actually written for the benefit of...

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