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executive_career_coachingProfessional athletes have long known the secret to success is hiring a coach. Take any sport—tennis, football, boxing, even the Olympic athletes—and behind every one of them, especially the high achievers, you will find a coach mentoring and supporting that athlete.
 

Life was great, I had a once in a lifetime role, being the first foreigner ever appointed as an executive officer of a Vietnam State Owned Company, with a job charter to build IT from the ground up for a State-Owned Financial Services Conglomerate. I advised Boards, ran more IT related projects than I could count, had a car and driver, maid, cook, great company paid apartment, along with a great compensation plan. What more could a person ask for?
 

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:
 

A new breed of interim manager or “super temp” has arisen due to the preference of companies to hire experienced executives, rather than consultants. This year, 29% of super temps previously held chief executive positions, whereas only 16% had done so in 2012. These so called super temps can earn over $1,000 per day, and so it is unsurprising that 63% of super temps would choose this style of work over permanent employment. Super temping is increasing in popularity and could change the way businesses operate.

BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Chief Financial Officers in Transition, featuring Samuel Dergel, from Stanton Chase International.
 
Some of the questions asked included:

Let’s take a look at the statistics. Over one billion people have Google+ accounts. LinkedIn has over 300 million people with accounts. Think of the massive reach of professionals in those two social media networks alone. How can you leverage these networks for your executive job search?

BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Job Search Strategies for In-Transition Executives, featuring Carolyn Duckworth, from BluEra Executive Search.
 
Some of the questions asked included:

The AESC’s BlueSteps career survey of 160 Chief Executive Officers worldwide finds most CEOs focused on continued career growth through career transition.

BlueSteps chats with Samuel Dergel, Executive Search Consultant at Stanton Chase International, who recently published Guide to CFO Success.

Samuel Dergel, Stanton Chase InternationalFirst of all, thank you for taking the time to speak with the AESC and BlueSteps about the CFO role and your new book, Guide to CFO Success. Can you tell us about the work you do at Stanton Chase International?