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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.
 
 

Is the role of Chief Executive Officer part of your long-term career plan? Or, has a CEO opportunity recently arisen for your consideration? The role of Chief Executive Officer is a highly sought-after, competitive position, and those who pursue this career goal need to fully prepare themselves by gathering as much information as they can from the right sources.  

BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Executive Search and the CEO Role TweetChat, featuring Keith Pearson, CEO of Pearson Partners International Executive Search.
 
Some of the questions asked included:

Most executives didn’t start their careers after college at the executive level. Well, unless you are Mark Zuckerberg or one of the other software industry giants. So that means you worked your way to the top and achieved results, earning you promotional steps to become an executive.
 
Now you may be at a point in your executive career where you either want to make another leap forward or perhaps step outside your current company and pursue other career paths. Or you could be one of the many upper level managers who are trying to move into executive status.
 

Is your New Year’s resolution to find a new executive job? 76% of executives are looking to change careers, so it’s likely that you are too. New Year’s resolutions are often easier said than done. As a busy executive, you may not have a lot of time to put into an executive job search, so how can you find the time to achieve this potentially challenging goal in the New Year?

Earlier today, BlueSteps hosted the #ExecCareer International Job Search TweetChat featuring our expert BlueSteps Executive Career Services (BECS) panelists. Our expert career panelist, Stephen Van Vreede, provided very informative and useful answers for all in attendance.
 
If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

With a growing number of executives seeking to diversify their skill set through expatriate assignments, headhunters and employers are becoming increasingly selective about whom they will consider for international roles.
 
One of the biggest challenges for executive search firms is finding candidates with the right values and cultural fit. In this environment, potential employers want upfront evidence of strong interpersonal skills. Proving that you can relate well to coworkers, customers, and your peers across diverse settings is a good harbinger, indicating that you will have the versatility to adapt in a new multicultural environment.
 

You're a successful executive, but find yourself needing to make a career transition to make it to your next role. Maybe it's been 20 years since you had to look for a job, or perhaps this is your first time. Whatever your scenario, you're probably feeling like you have no idea of what to do. With the advent of technology, ATM software, and social media, the rules of executive job search have changed dramatically and it's no surprise that finding a job has never been more difficult or competitive.
 

When choosing your career path, it is often said that one must choose between job satisfaction and salary, as it is impossible to achieve both. In times of economic uncertainty, many people are choosing careers based on salary alone, however, Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, now warns that this decision can have adverse effects.
 

Earlier today, BlueSteps hosted the #ExecCareer TweetChat featuring our expert BlueSteps Executive Career Services (BECS) panelists. Our expert career panelists, Barbara Safani and Stephen Van Vreede, provided very informative and useful answers for all in attendance.
 
If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storyfy transcript below. Topics covered included: