Nov 30 2011
As the year comes to an end and a new one begins so many executives reflect on what they did or did not achieve, how satisfied they are with their job and what the prospects are for them in the coming year. It’s a natural process which often embraces New Year’s resolutions and plans to make a change. It explains why the early months of the year are particularly strong for new memberships to BlueSteps. Our exclusive link to leading executive search firms who are members of our association and our suite of career management services all support the notion that a new opportunity might be around the corner if a first step is made.
Inevitably finding a new opportunity does involve a process of research, networking and self appraisal. It takes time but most executives whom I have met during my career in executive search find it a rewarding process which leads to self evaluation and new horizons.
But like anything in professional life planning for change must be performed seriously and with time lines in mind. Career management is one of the most important aspects of an executive’s life, because of the importance that the right job plays in contentment and self esteem. Yet many executives spend more time planning their vacations than planning their careers.
If a career change in 2012 is part of your plan then consider joining BlueSteps, if you are not already a member, and using its many services, tips and information.
I think you will be glad that you did (for example, you may find our career network planner of particular help as you plan your networking activity).
My best wishes for a happy and career positive New Year.
Peter M. Felix, AESC
Peter M. Felix has been President of the worldwide Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), based in New York, since 1998. Mr. Felix is a former executive search consultant, who has had extensive experience in association management, in management consulting and in industrial management.
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