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Learn about what the executive search process looks like. Keep up with trends and best practices to reach out to recruiters as well as learn more on how to advance your career or finding a new role.

BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of networking with executive recruiters, featuring Lucie Shaw, Amrop UK, and Chris Swan, TRANSEARCH.

Some of the questions asked included:

Building and maintaining relationships with executive search consultants should be a vital component of your career strategy, regardless of whether you are in an active job search or just proactively managing your career next steps.

For executives who are new to the executive search industry, it can be difficult to know where to start, but there are several essential do’s and don’ts that can help you on your way.
 

In order to develop a deeper understanding of client relationships with executive search and leadership consulting firms, we surveyed 190 and interviewed a further 25 clients around the world.

Companies must have a compelling hiring need to pay the fees of executive search consultants. Otherwise, they would do the search themselves through their network, LinkedIn or hiring boards. Many companies even start by looking at their own networks before hiring an executive recruiter. Here are the reasons why companies look to executive recruiters. 

In addition to looking at the challenges facing both executive search and leadership consulting firms and their clients, we surveyed 2,500 executive-level candidates to understand their experience with executive search advisors and learn about opportunities for improvement.

This special edition of Executive Talent looks at the past, present and future of the executive search and leadership consulting profession. In this section we compare data from AESC’s 2010 report Executive Search in Transition to today’s data, and use this to predict what the future holds for the profession.

BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of networking with executive search consultants, featuring John Touey, from Salveson Stetson Group, and Luis Truchado, from Odgers Berndtson.

Some of the questions asked included:

Whether you are actively searching for a new position or simply want to keep your finger on the pulse of the job market, forging relationships with executive search consultants is an essential part of a successful career strategy.
 

Networking is a two-way street.

networking_executive_search_consultantsRemember, you need to create reciprocal relationships with recruiters. Approach a search consultant with the same attitude of building a mutually beneficial connection as you would when introducing yourself to any other executive for the first time.

In this interview, we talked to Lucie Shaw, from Amrop UK, about the results of the 2016 BlueSteps Executive Job Outlook report and her advice for candidates. Download the full report here.
 

Many executives expect the number of executive jobs to increase in 2016. Is now the time to make a move?

In this interview, we talked to Jan Bouwer, from Search Partners International/AltoPartners, about the results of the 2016 BlueSteps Executive Job Outlook report and his advice for candidates. Download the full report here.
 

Many executives expect the number of executive jobs to increase in 2016. Is now the time to make a move?