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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.

If you are considering contacting an executive search consultant via email, there’s good news. More than 80% of recruiters prefer to receive an emailed resume before having an actual phone conversation with a candidate. However, to ensure that your message gets read and elicits a response, it is important to keep a few things in mind.

1. Pay attention to your subject line.

For those wanting to maximise their career potential, networking with an executive search consultant is vital to their career strategy. However, many executives are often left unsure regarding how to begin forming relationships with executive search consultants. Whether you are in an active job search, or just assessing your career options, if you would like to start networking with executive search consultants, BlueSteps has put together a short guide to make things easier.

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Sector trends highlighted particular growth in the number of new searches started within the Industrial sector, up 15% between quarter one and quarter two, and 6% year-on-year. Industrial is currently the largest sector for retained search activity, commanding 26% of the global industry.


Kevin Logterman, Executive Vice President, Slayton Search Partners, says:
The Industrial sector has experienced a resurgence in the past few years, we believe due to increased financial performance coupled with pent-up demand for executive talent.  The increased demand for talent is particularly evident in two main functional areas: commercial (sales/marketing) and finance.

When asked how they intend to find their next job, many executives answer, “I’ll contact a headhunter who can manage that for me.” Unfortunately, that statement reflects lack of knowledge about how executive recruiters work and the role an executive search firm plays in the careers of individual executives.
 

BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of Executive Job Search Strategies for CIOs and CTOs, featuring Stephen Van Vreede, BlueSteps Executive Career Services.
 
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BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of Executive Search and the CIO/CTO Position, featuring Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President at Pearson Partners International.
 
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BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Executive Search and the CFO Position, featuring Stephen P. Konstans, Vice President, Pearson Partners International, Rick Cannellos, Senior Client Partner, Epsen Fuller Group, and Catherine Bell, BluEra Founder.
 
Some of the questions asked included:

BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Executive Search: Healthcare and Life Sciences, featuring Luis Truchado, Partner at AIMS International and Managing Consultant at EuroGalenus Executive Search.
 
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BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Executive Careers: Business Development and Sales, featuring Susan Goldberg, Founder and Partner of Susan Goldberg Executive Search Consulting, SGES.
 
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BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Executive Search and Your Career, featuring Lisa Thompson, from Pearson Partners International, and Hilary Lungu, from BluEra.
 
Some of the questions asked included: