I recently spoke to Jim Citrin, who is the leader of Spencer Stuart’s CEO Practice and a member of the firm’s Worldwide Board of Directors. In the following interview, he talks about the best way to land a job in this economy, why you should have an entrepreneurial mindset to be successful, why there’s a catch-22 that confronts every job seeker, when to move on from your job and more.
During his 21 years with the firm, he has worked with clients on more than 600 CEO, board director, CFO and other top management searches and CEO succession assignments. In May 2014, he was reelected to the Spencer Stuart worldwide Board of Directors for a fifth term, and has served as a director for 15 years. Citrin is the author of six books, including bestsellers Lessons from the Top, The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers, and You’re in Charge–Now What? His latest book is called The Career Playbook: Essential Advice for Today’s Aspiring Young Professional.