JUDITH CUSHMAN’S BLOG

I started a Blog about career issues for Communications VPs based on my decades-long experience – as well as for aspiring Directors for these posts. I’ve interviewed, counseled and answered questions for thousands of outstanding and high potential professionals and wanted to share my insights and provide candid, unvarnished career advice, thinking there would be a lively exchange of questions from my readers. However, it turned out that my 3,500 subscribers and almost 4,000 LinkedIn connections were simply happy to read what I posted.

I also discovered that I couldn’t write a superficial short paragraph or two, that I had more to say about whatever topic I thought I should tackle. And, shortly after I began this effort, I discovered I could serialize practically any subject. The most complex and recent topic was about transitions and “Life after PR” where I told the story of 4 successful, senior executives. They made brave decisions, or at least non-traditional decisions, that led to successful career choices toward the end of their careers. It took almost a year of posts to describe their experiences and career paths.

To provide you with an easy way of reading about a topic that I serialized, I created the following in-depth articles, including my personal recent reflection about BLM. You can follow the link for each article to access a PDF for online viewing, printing or downloading.

RETAINED SEARCH

Judith Cushman & Associates fills positions nationwide including Vice Presidents, Chief Communications Officers, Executive Directors and Directors in corporate, agency and additional professional settings. JC&A facilitates, manages and expedites the process, enabling the organization to make the best selection, saving time and adding value throughout the course of the search.

Success is achieved by setting clear objectives for the position, spelling out essential and desirable candidate specifications and evaluating cultural fit. The firm accepts retained searches from no more than 3 client organizations at any given time. JC&A has fulfilled every contract that has been awarded to the firm for more than two decades. Our track record is 100%.

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CONSULTING SERVICES

Consulting services are offered both organizations as well as individuals. Companies find these contracts are significantly less costly than full search contracts and are solutions for specific situations.

Individuals seeking in-depth evaluations and counsel can define the scope of a project and know the amount is fixed. Generally, individual consulting is a 3-part program that can be authorized sequentially Once JC&A is engaged to complete a project and a budget has been established, there is no upward adjustment unless the scope changes. Services can be customized to meet client needs.

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100% SUCCESSFUL TRACK RECORD

Judith Cushman & Associates has been in business for 30+ years, proudly accomplishing in the last 15 a 100% success track record fulfilling the terms of every contract undertaken by the firm.

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THE VALUES THAT DEFINE US

For the past 30 years, Judith Cushman & Associates has maintained an outstanding reputation in the industry. Here is what Ms. Cushman says about her work and values: “If we can anticipate client needs, we will meet them, even before a client requests our help.” “Solving a problem may involve a new direction and selecting a mix of services. Those services may involve specific consulting projects or a comprehensive search effort. Once a strategy is agreed upon, we focus on results.” “We will set deadlines and make every effort to meet them, even if it means more work and time for us. When we are conducting a search we are committed to identifying the most suitable candidates for a position, quickly and efficiently.”…

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