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Latest Search Industry Outlook Shows Most Growth in Healthcare/Life Sciences and Energy/Natural Resources

Ninety-one per cent of executive search consultants hold a neutral to positive outlook for the executive search business in 2010, showing renewed confidence as the senior recruitment industry gains momentum following the downturn. The 2010 Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) Member Outlook Survey of December 2009 totaled 268 responses from AESC executive search consultants worldwide.

BlueSteps Survey Finds 70% of Executives Willing to Consider Overseas Opportunities

New York, NY - Findings from a recent BlueSteps survey show that senior executives around the world are equally as willing to relocate overseas (70%) for a new career opportunity as nationally (74%), indicating an increased interest in and importance of global opportunities. The willingness of BlueSteps members to relocate has stayed constant over the past 2 years (a 2008 survey showed that 78% would consider relocation), but their equal interest today in international career progression is particularly striking. With the recession taking it’s toll on executive opportunities, it appears these

Many foreign-born executives who either come to the US to work or are looking for a new job while in the US, don’t fully grasp the US interview process. It is, as in many countries, multi faceted, but the steps involved can be difficult if not mastered ahead of time.


Here are some pointers to be aware of and pitfalls to avoid:

Social Networking Set to Dominate 2010 Business to Consumer Marketing - What about Business to Business?

Recently Margolis & Company and YPO released a Senior Executive Social Networking Survey. They interviewed 100 CEOs and senior executives in an important demographic and the results were validated by TNS Gallup.




"I am a foreign-born professional working in the US. What steps can I take to fit into the American business environment?"




1. Dress the part

There is a dress code in every company. You should be aware of it and stick to it as much as you are comfortable doing. I live and work in Silicon Valley, and here we have several kinds of companies: the
Executive Question - Cover Letters

With so many Executive Search firms and so many recruitment and job sites offering advice on "how to write the perfect cover letter", it is difficult to really gauge just what the core fundamental rules of writing a cover letter are, particularly when there is so much conflicting evidence. What is the advice of the AESC, and those experts who consult Bluesteps members?

Today’s economy has hit many people hard, especially those who have lost their jobs due to no fault of their own. Of course, those employees who have retained their jobs are understandably worried about losing their jobs given the continued Great Recession.

Yet, life goes on and the ‘family responsibilities’ of those fortunate enough to still be employed cannot be put on hold just because of economic hard times. Families with newborn children or children who stay home from school because of medical ailments need parental attention. Also, employees may have infirm and/or elderly parents who also need care, supervision and attention that requires employees to take time off from work.

Executive Job Search Advice
 
Whether you are voluntarily looking for a new job or find yourself an unfortunate victim of today's economic decline, you will be unsuccessful, frustrated and discouraged unless you have a clear, concise job target.

In Guerilla Marketing for Job Hunters, the authors suggest from the beginning that "starting a job search before you know the job you want and what you have to offer will end in frustration". Simply saying that "I am looking for a new job" says nothing to potential employers and confuses anyone who is trying to support you in the job search process.

Social Networking for Senior Executives

Have you joined several social networks and wondered what to do next? Maybe you have been nudged or even coerced into joining Linkedin.com, then joined Facebook to view family photos and finally Twitter for no good reason. You filled out your Linkedin profile, creating a reasonably respectable historical career document, and may have even done a passable job at positioning and branding as well. Eventually, several business colleagues have had you recommend them, or have recommended you on Linkedin.
Executive Search And Your Career

 
 The following are some ideas to get noticed by an Executive Search Firm:
  1. Ask friends of yours who are top level executives what search firms they use, who their contact person is and if you could use their name as a referral.
  2. Use professional networking sites. Locate recruiters within your specialty area and contact to see if they are working on searches where you might be of help.
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