How to Work With Executive Search Consultants - Free Guide


Executive search consultants, often referred to as “recruiters” or “headhunters”, can play an important role in your career management and advancement. Developing and nurturing a relationship with these professionals is an important part of your career management strategy.

The executive recruiting industry, like many other professions, has developed its own specializations and distinctions. This guide refers to a particular type of recruitment - “retained executive search”. The differences between retained executive search and other types of recruitment can seem confusing, but the differences are crucial.

Bluesteps is the career management service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), the representative body for the retained executive search industry with over 300 member firms worldwide. Working solely with retained executive search firms, BlueSteps has created a guide to unlock some of the mysteries surrounding executive search, and explain how you can become visible to search consultants around the world.

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How to Work With Retained Executive Search Consultants (PDF)

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BlueSteps is the exclusive service of the AESC that puts senior executives on the radar screen of over 6,000 executive search professionals in over 70 countries. Be visible, and be considered for up to 50,000 opportunities handled by AESC search firms every year. Find out more.


The Ultimate Executive Career Guide: Connecting with Executive Search

As a senior-level executive, you can use this guide to:
- Learn about executive search and how it differs from other forms of recruiting
- Discover the best ways to connect with executive search professionals
- Understand how the search process works
- Implement strategies that will help you become visible to the search community
- And more!

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BlueSteps empowers executives to reach their career goals with strategic career planning.


At BlueSteps, we thoughtfully create career management solutions that are designed to help leaders advance their careers, stay on track to build a long-term career playbook, and become a strong leader. Our tools and resources will help you:
  • Advance your career with tools to keep you on track. 
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  • Identify and network with the right recruiters.
  • Discover executive jobs and board positions not found elsewhere.
  • Connect with world class career advisors for support when you need it.

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