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NATIONAL NETWORKING CONFERENCE HELPS SENIOR EXECS FIND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO CAREER CHANGE ISSUES

 NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the most powerful and well-connected executives in the country gathered here recently at The Princeton Club and other sites for a unique and exclusive business event.
 One thing that made it unique was what they all had in common: they were all seeking new career opportunities. The two-day meeting was designed to help them network their way into new positions, directorships, or ownership of their own businesses.
 There were former presidents, CEOs, COOs, directors and executive vice presidents from some of the largest and best-known corporations, exchanging handshakes, business cards, resumes and stories about one thing they all know about first-hand -- the massive changes taking place in today's business climate, especially at the top levels of management.
 The New York City offices of Right Associates, an international human resources consulting firm, hosted its second national Key Executive Conference in late October. Participants came from cities all over the country, and some from other countries, where they are currently receiving consulting support at the offices in Right Associates' network. The firm has 109 offices worldwide.
 Those attending were all "candidates" in the company's Key Executive Service -- a special unlimited one-on-one service in which each executive has a personal advisory board providing consultation on career management, entrepreneurship, retirement and financial planning. Candidates also get access to private office space and staff support, as long as it is needed to make the transition into the next position. Attending this national conference is one of the more popular benefits of being a "KES" candidate.
 Sessions of the conference included talks and group discussions on topics such as the intricacies of networking in top business circles, consulting options, effective self-marketing and methods of buying a business or a part of one's previous firm. Speakers included Joel Koblentz, partner of Egon Zehnder International, a search firm; Eric Wallach, partner in the New York law firm of Rosenman and Colin; Richard Pinola, president and CEO of Right Associates; and Nancy Geffner, managing principal of Right's New York office.
 Koblentz said that, when seeking and assessing a position in a new organization, senior executives often pay insufficient attention to the new culture they are about to enter. He stressed the importance of determining how readily the organization will accept the individual's skills and values, and of considering how easy it will be for the individual to assimilate the new culture.
 Wallach spoke in detail about executive compensation, incentive stock options and non-compete agreements.
 Pinola talked about qualities of leadership, management and risk- taking that put people into key executive positions, and emphasized that those attending the conference would not have achieved as much as they had, if they had not already demonstrated these qualities to a high degree. He stressed the importance of designing and negotiating creative compensation packages, especially when the transition will involve an entrepreneurial endeavor.
 Also speaking were three former Key Executive Service candidates, now in new positions, telling about their experiences in re-employment with a new company and in entrepreneurial ventures.
 Right's next national Key Executive Conference is scheduled for April 1994.
 Right Associates is a service mark for Right Management Consultants, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMCI). The firm develops, markets and delivers career management and human resource consulting services through offices in the United States, Canada and Europe. Career management consulting assists employers with restructuring issues and helps separated employees develop strategies to achieve their career objectives, including re-employment, self-employment or retirement. Through other human resource consulting services, the company also helps clients and their workforces become more effective and productive in an increasingly competitive, global economy.
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 /CONTACT: Nancy Geffner of Right Associates, 212-333-2150/
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