A critical turning point in a career is when you begin to get calls from executive recruiters. MBA students often don’t realize that once they land at their post-MBA firms, their next placement will likely occur through an executive recruiter (especially if they go to a blue-chip company perceived as having skill identifying and developing talent). Executive recruiters are hired by companies to identify and place top talent, becoming the primary conduit through which many executive roles are accessed.

Consequently, how young executives develop and manage these relationships can influence future career options. To better understand the key mistakes junior executives make when engaging with executive recruiters, I turned to Umesh Ramakrishnan, a Co-CEO at Kingsley Gate Partners who has placed members of the boards of directors, CEOs, CFOs and other senior management positions in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Below is his insight.

Kimberly

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Americans’ hopes of a second stimulus check being approved by Congress before November’s election are hanging in the balance, after Donald Trump called a halt to talks over a bipartisan coronavirus relief bill on Tuesday, only to demand on Twitter later on Tuesday night that a deal is met, and confirm that talks are back open again on Thursday. Confused? You should be. As it stands, anything could still happen as the situation is changing every day.

Are negotiations back between Democrats and Republicans?

Yes. Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were meeting

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The highlight of an otherwise dismal Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field came courtesy of a Chicago Bears rookie against a three-time Pro Bowl cornerback.



a football player on a field: Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney, left, and running back Tarik Cohen talk before a game against the Lions on Sept. 13, 2020, in Detroit.


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Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney, left, and running back Tarik Cohen talk before a game against the Lions on Sept. 13, 2020, in Detroit.

In the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts, Darnell Mooney juked Xavier Rhodes and broke to the left sideline a step ahead. He turned back and leaped with outstretched arms to haul in Nick Foles’ 33-yard pass, the longest play of the game for the Bears.



a football player on a field: Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney, No. 11, celebrates his touchdown with tight end Jimmy Graham in front of Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine in the second quarter Sept. 20, 2020, at Soldier Field.


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Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney, No. 11, celebrates his touchdown with tight end Jimmy Graham in front of Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine in the second quarter Sept. 20, 2020, at Soldier Field.

That Mooney is making such plays — or even

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Regina Elmi is the executive director of the Somali Parent Education Board. Ann Ishimaru is associate professor of education at the University of Washington. The authors wrote this piece along with 10 other African American, Somali, Latina and Vietnamese parent leaders from the Renton, Federal Way, Kent, Highline and Seattle school districts.

Thousands of families and caregivers in King County are anxious as schools operate online. In recent months, we’ve experienced the devastation of COVID-19 and a summer of reckoning with anti-Black racism sparked by the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the shooting of Jacob Blake.

We also see racial inequities deepening in our schools. As difficult and heartbreaking as this time has been, many families in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) communities have been mobilizing and finding creative ways to support and educate their children.

We challenge educational systems to consider: What might

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From a young age, we’re taught to steer clear of three hot topics in conversations: religion, politics and money. And while the latter might seem like the least polarizing of the three subjects, especially these days, it’s actually one that can make us feel the most uncomfortable.

Think about it: Over time, you’ve learned to dismiss your opinionated uncle’s thoughts on politics and you’re a master at brushing aside your parents’ stern views on religion. But there’s something about the topic of money that can really get under your skin. Maybe you’re terrified of asking for a raise or don’t know how to approach your partner about their spending habits without getting angry. Or perhaps you’re not quite sure how to broach the subject of splitting the bill equitably with your group of friends.

Whatever your money conundrum is, you’re not alone. TMRW reached out to several mental health experts

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