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.
This paper presents one-on-one interviews and commentary from leading retained executive search consultants, all members of the AESC, who specialize in placing executives in the financial services sector worldwide.
AESC search consultants interviewed include: Serina Wong (Korn Ferry), Tim Sheffield (Sheffield Haworth), Peter Deragon (Stanton Chase), Ricardo Amatto (Amrop), Pat Prout (The Prout Group).
This paper presents one-on-one interviews and commentary from leading retained executive search consultants, all members of the AESC, who specialize in placing executives in the consumer products and services sector worldwide.
AESC search consultants interviewed include: Tim Boerkoel (CTPartners USA), Alastair Paton (Signium International UK), Vikram Chhachhi (Heidrick & Struggles India), Jonathan Holmes (Korn Ferry Middle East), Charles Bien (Signium International China), Ulrich Ackermann (TRANSEARCH Germany).
When we think of professional networkers, most of us think of executives because they regularly apply many of the principles of networking to their own teams and internal organization departments. They gather information that is actionable and timely: industry trends, opportunities, competitors’ activities, customer feedback, sales projections, etc.
Lately, we’ve noticed a trend: hiring professionals of all different levels, from executive recruiters to hiring managers, have been attending Meetup groups to source top talent. This is especially true in functions and locations where top talent is more difficult to find, such as the technology and web development fields.
Have you heard of Meetup? Are you already a member of some Meetup groups? If you’re not utilizing Meetup to your full advantage, then you’re missing out on some excellent opportunities to boost your executive job search strategy through networking and public speaking engagements.
Money makes the world go round. As such, the continuing interest in financial services comes as no surprise to avid industry watchers. Based on my experience of nearly 18 years in this industry, here’s the low-down on the latest trends and the accompanying career opportunities in this area:
Many senior financial executives spend so many hours on the job that actively managing their own careers takes low priority. This can be a costly mistake if there is a chance you might be at a crossroads within the next year or two. In the current business environment, this is frankly a possibility for just about everyone.
Has anyone ever told you that you are a natural-born leader? Don’t worry if no one has—most people have to learn the skills needed to be an effective leader. As you know, learning leadership skills can propel you farther in your career, whether it is through internal promotions, increased salary or more opportunities for higher level positions when conducting a new executive job search.
Some say you have to start with a generous dose of self-confidence and charisma to be a leader. Whether you agree with that or not, one thing is true; leadership is a skill and can be developed if you don’t already possess those innate qualities.