We live in an ever-changing world and as we approach the turn of the decade, the ability to anticipate has never been more valuable. With exciting technologies at the forefront of change, those who anticipate are set to benefit more than ever before. The old adage of “good things comes to those who wait” faces tough scrutiny and should probably read “good things come to those who anticipate”.

What is it to anticipate? I feel the only way to learn is to look at examples of visionaries who truly have the hindsight to look at what is probable, act on it and then reap the rewards. The well known are easy to admire but hard to imitate, Steve jobs changed the world with one sentence “1,000 songs in your pocket”. Thrusting apple into a crowded, competitive market but with one distinct advantage, he had already envisioned an all-encompassing device that has changed the way we live, from listening to music and paying at the store to Face Timing friends and family on the other side of the world. He is not the only one Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, all great visionaries who repeatedly prove their ability to anticipate, by being the first to breach new markets and take calculated risks to breed success.

This may be hard to imitate however not impossible, after all it was only a little over a year ago that thousands of everyday people like you and I were riding the crypto currency roller coaster, everyday people taking that same calculated risk and gaining that same reward. For me anticipation is making the most out of every situation, reading your environment and placing yourself in positions that best suit advancement, “right place at the right time”.

You may ask why a recruiter is talking about anticipation when all he needs to do is place people into jobs?

Recruitment is all about anticipation and that is where Barrington James sets itself apart from the competition, constantly striving to adapt and advance. The life sciences industry has changed dramatically in the last 17 years as has Barrington James, yet we still remain at the top of the ladder, supplying professionals throughout the industry covering junior levels right through to C-suite. I personally believe the success and longevity of Barrington James has come from a deeply embedded infrastructure with the ability to anticipate.

We listen to the market and act on our own predictions. We have extensive networks built over years of communication, speaking to thousands of industry professionals on a daily basis, both on the client and candidate side, from this we map out the industry and plan our next move. This allows us to anticipate fore coming change and beat our competitors to the line.

We live in an ever-changing world, don’t get left behind.

Get in touch today and see how our ability to anticipate can help you

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