BlueSteps Career Management and Executive Search Blog
The BlueSteps Career Management Blog is written with a C-level audience in mind on career management topics ranging from executive compensation, executive resumes, and interview tips to networking, executive job search, and gaining visibility as a professional in one’s industry.
The BlueSteps Executive Search Blog links senior executive candidates to actual retained search recruitment insights from AESC member executive recruiters, BlueSteps career advisors and other guest writers.
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Finding a new job and moving into a new role requires a well thought out strategy. Learn about what you should do and how to go about your job search and career transition.
If you're a senior executive considering a career change, you may be tempted to put your job search on hold until after the New Year. However, contrary to what you might think, the holidays are actually a great time to get out there and lay the groundwork for a focused job search in January. While most employers are not likely to hire a new senior executive in the next few weeks, there are still plenty of steps you can take so you'll be "first in line" once the business world gets back into full-swing action in January.
Working abroad has been a dream of many in the American workforce, and executives are no exception. An online survey of more than 200,000 people in 189 countries (published in October 2014) by the Boston Consulting Group, a management consultant, and The Network, a recruitment agency, generated these results: almost two-thirds of the people surveyed (ages 20-50) would contemplate working abroad—and that one in five already had. The surprising statistics were that barely one-third of Americans were willing to work in another country, and of those, 59% were in their 20s.
BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Executive Search: Healthcare and Life Sciences, featuring Luis Truchado, Partner at AIMS International and Managing Consultant at EuroGalenus Executive Search. Some of the questions asked included:
Being an executive in-transition can be a pivotal point of your life, allowing you to re-evaluate your career history and your plans for the future. With new opportunities opening up for executives in transition across the world and across industries, this webinar is aimed at helping executives prepare for, and attract, opportunities of their own.
BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Tips for Boosting Your Summer Executive Job Search, featuring Louise Kursmark, Director of BlueSteps Executive Career Services. Some of the questions asked included:
For those entering a period of transition, now is the time to build a strategic action plan to make sure that this time is used wisely, to carefully re-evaluate your career and prepare for the future, rather than to panic about what lies ahead.
By following the simple steps below, you can utilize your time in transition to achieve your new professional goals with timely success.
Here Are 5 Simple Steps to Use During Your Executive Transition:
The 2014 AESC BlueSteps Asia-Pacific Executive Perceptions Survey looked at the ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors influencing relocation for 11 Asia-Pacific markets, including China. More than 850 senior executives were surveyed globally. A quarter of those surveyed currently hold CEO roles, with the remainder mainly holding other C-suite roles.