Executive Search and Your Financial Services Career


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:

  • What exactly is "retained search" and how does that differ from other types of recruiting?
  • Are executive recruiters receptive to visual resumes, video resumes and Twesumes?
  • What is the current state of the executive search market in the financial services sector?
  • Which regions are seeing the biggest demand for financial services executives?
  • What would you rank as the major challenges for financial services executives at the moment?
  • How has digital transformation impacted the financial services sector?
  • How has cybersecurity impacted the financial services sector?
  • What types of candidates are financial services companies looking for?
  • Which executive positions are the most in-demand right now in the financial services sector?
  • What executive skills are in high demand in the financial services sector?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

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