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.
BlueSteps is an exclusive service of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants, the voice of excellence for executive search and leadership consultants worldwide. Confidentiality is a cornerstone of AESC's mission, and only AESC member firms and consultants have access to BlueSteps members resume info. Click here to learn more about the additional benefits of becoming a BlueSteps member.
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.
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.
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.
Remember, 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 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?
It’s remarkable to think that in a few short years we have come so far, technically speaking. In the early days, recruiting was done using tools the youth of today might scoff at. Hard copies of management files and candidates that were filed alphabetically in folders were the norm. If you wanted information on a candidate, you just accessed the file in the cabinet in the corner of the office. Now, modern technology has allowed us to access a global workforce at the click of a button.
BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of executive search and your career, featuring Cathy Logue, from Stanton Chase, Rainer Morita, from BlueSteps Executive Career Services, and Kimberly Sernel, BlueSteps Executive Career Services.