Executive Search: Your Top Questions Answered


BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of executive search and your career, featuring Per-André Marum, from Panamera Search, and Kimberly Sernel, from BlueSteps Executive Career Services.

Some of the questions asked included:

  • How long is the executive search process? Is it usual to have to wait 2 months or more to hear back?
  • Is now a good time for executives to seek out new career opportunities?
  • How can executives make the most out of their relationship with a search consultant?
  • Which industries are seeing the most growth in executive searches?
  • How can executives leverage their networks to help their job search?
  • What documents should I have prepared to send if a recruiter is interested in me as a candidate?
  • If I’m not interested in the position the consultant is calling about, will they get back in touch for other roles?
  • How can executives get themselves noticed by executive recruiters?
  • Why do recruiters call to chat if they’re not interested in me as a candidate?
  • What are some misconceptions executives have about executive search?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

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