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Korn/Ferry Institute Launches Career Playbook for Rising Professionals

June 3, 2011
Guide Offers Hands-On, Practical Advice, and Reveals Job Seeking Blind Spots and Best Practices-

LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced the release of Career Playbook: Practical Tips for Professional Success. Generated from behind-the-scenes experiences and insights from Korn/Ferry consultants across the globe, the handbook offers candid advice and useful tips to help job seekers advance their careers.

Issued by The Korn/Ferry Institute (, the Career Playbook is a definitive roadmap for job seekers, answering pressing questions and offering tips on everything from identifying strengths and establishing career objectives to personal marketing and negotiating a job offer. The Career Playbook also provides unconventional strategies and tried-and-true advice for professionals, delving into the tactics, technologies and CVs that get the attention of hiring managers.

"Building and maintaining a career has never been more complex. Economic turmoil and rapid transformational shifts can leave even highly-talented executives wondering what their next career move should be," said Michael Distefano, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Korn/Ferry International. "Drawing from the expertise of our world-class professionals, Korn/Ferry's Career Playbook offers an authoritative resource to take control of your personal career growth."

Korn/Ferry's career guide provides detailed professional guidance that focuses on three key areas: finding your core strengths, marketing yourself and getting the job. Each section provides an array of recommendations to help professionals stand out from their peers in the eyes of hiring managers. In a clear, easy-to-digest format, the booklet offers honest - and often surprising - insight into the executive hiring process. There is no cost for the Career Playbook and it is now available on The Korn/Ferry Institute website here:

About The Korn/Ferry Institute

The Korn/Ferry Institute was founded to serve as a premier global voice on a range of talent management and leadership issues. The Institute commissions, originates and publishes groundbreaking research utilizing Korn/Ferry's unparalleled expertise in executive recruitment and talent development combined with its preeminent behavioral research library. The Institute is dedicated to improving the state of global human capital for businesses of all sizes around the world.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, deploy, develop and reward their talent. Visit for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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