Graham Management Group

Graham Management Group

February 22, 2010 09:00 ET

Groundbreaking Canadian Survey Reveals Challenges for Six-Figure Professionals in Career Transition

More than two thirds of Canadians targeting positions over $100k feel that they do not have strong connections and that they are not recognized in their industry; over 80 percent do not know how to approach the market.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2010) -

Attention business and career editors.

The results of Graham Management Group's groundbreaking national survey into the career activities of Canadians in the $100k plus salary range are in. 69.4 percent of the individuals surveyed are concerned by their lack of exposure and business relationships. 82.6 percent of the respondents do not have a clear understanding of how to penetrate the market and execute a six-figure search.

According to the landmark survey, OUTLOOK 2010: Competitive Career Intelligence for Six-Figure Canadians, carried out in January, half of the respondents did not have clear short-term or long-term career goals. Although a third of all participants indicated that they are ready for a change, these individuals also said that they don't know where to begin.

In this challenging market, professionals are struggling with their career transition. Only half of the respondents believe they have an effective resume portfolio and appropriate supplementary documents. More than two thirds expressed an overall discomfort with creating career opportunities by cold calling, networking, and uncovering unadvertised opportunities in the hidden market.

Sharon Graham, president of Graham Management Group, said, "The professionals were surprisingly candid. They were clearly concerned about the barriers and challenges to their career development. Yet, it is disconcerting to note that most felt unprepared to address these concerns."

Graham Management Group is a Canadian firm specializing in career transition solutions for executives, managers, and six-figure professionals. We are known for our excellence and innovation in resume, interview, and career strategy.

Contact Information

  • For a summary report of the survey results, contact:
    Graham Management Group
    Sharon Graham