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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.

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.

Some of the questions asked included:

If you are considering your next strategic executive career options, working with executive search consultants could advance your career and unlock new executive opportunities.
 
Each year, over 90,000 executive positions are recruited for by search firms who are members of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants, so understanding the search process and knowing how to connect is vital.

As a senior-level executive, it is likely that during the course of your career you will have encountered an executive search professional, either as an employer or a candidate. It is widely known that search firms have the ability to transform executive careers and improve trajectories, so understanding what executive search firms do and how they operate is vital to your own career progression and job search.

BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of Executive Search and Your Consumer Products and Services (CPG) career, featuring Tom Fuller, from Epsen Fuller Group, and Lucie Shaw, from Amrop UK.

Some of the questions asked included:

Although written from a French perspective, the themes covered have increasingly enhanced global relevance and value.
 

Professional achievements and emotional intelligence should be key elements in the executive search decision process.

Recently, I had a lunch with one of my friends who works at a top French IT company. He told me the following story which made me think about the way in which we still approach search assignments.

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BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of Executive Search and Your Life Sciences Career, featuring Adam Gates, from eg.1, and Luis Truchado, from Eurogalenus.

Some of the questions asked included:

BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of executive search and your financial services career, featuring Stephen Konstans, from Pearson Partners International, John Ryan, from TRANSEARCH USA, and Kimberly Sernel, from BlueSteps Executive Career Services.

Some of the questions asked included:

Networking with executive search consultants can help excel your career, and should be a vital part of every executive's career strategy. It is important to start building your network as soon as possible, regardless of whether you currently need their services, as successful, mutually beneficial networks take time to create. Learn how with the recording of this 2015 webinar with AESC executive recruiters

For more on this topic, register for the "Top Strategies for Networking with Executive Search Consultants” webinar.

An integral part of any executive’s career strategy should involve networking and forming relationships with executive search consultants. Whether embarking on a job search or proactively managing their career progression, all executives should make time to work with search consultants.

Although retained executives search consultants work for the hiring organization, not the candidate, it is possible to build mutually convenient relationships with them to improve your career.