Reigniting a Cold Job Hunt

A top exec out of work nearly a year wonders why. This manager's top priority now is figuring out what the obstacle is

I'm a senior-level executive with experiences and competencies from companies such as Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. I have both domestic and international experience and 20 years of strong successes within these companies.

I've been in a career transition for just under one year, and I admit to having a very focused search. I don't want to work for the wrong company, so I'm being very particular about exploring only top consumer-goods companies.

Although I've attracted some interest, I'm surprised that given my level of experience and success, I haven't landed the right job. Can you provide insight or thoughts on what roadblocks are causing such a long and tedious search, other than the obvious? -- A.B., Ellicott City, Md.

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