BlueSteps Releases Its 2018 Executive Career Outlook Report


BlueSteps, the executive career management service of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), released today its annual Executive Career Outlook Report. To glean insights for the report, BlueSteps surveyed over 800 senior-level management professionals globally on what trends they are seeing in the executive job market. What BlueSteps found was worldwide, executives are more optimistic about the state of the global executive job market compared to previous years due to economic indicators and recent fiscal policies.

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In addition to the executive job market, BlueSteps also surveyed executives on their expectations for the executive hiring process and leadership traits that differentiate elite members of the C-Suite from the competition. The 2018 Executive Career Outlook Report also features comparative data from AESC member executive search consultants to highlight in what industries and markets recruiters are expecting more opportunities and more searches to be conducted.

Glenda K Brown, Managing Director of BlueSteps commented, “At BlueSteps our goal is to provide executives with exclusive insights they can use to elevate their careers. These exclusive insights from business leaders worldwide will help BlueSteps members form a comprehensive job search strategy and discover which industries, functions and geographic regions will be rich with new opportunities over the next year.”

To read the full report, you may download a complimentary copy on the BlueSteps website here.


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