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The View From The Inside: 2009 – A Year To Forget?

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Peter Felix, President of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), reviews executive search in 2009 and the industry’s hopes for the future.

Future Forecast: Growth Amid the Storms
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Executive search consultants interviewed and surveyed for this article see a bright, long-term future for the industry. The challenging business environment, high executive turnover, changing demographics, and increasing complexity and greater due diligence requirements of executive and board recruitment should translate into steady demand. Yet despite—or perhaps because of—a robust market, search consultants see challenges ahead, chiefly in three areas:

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"As a Senior Executive, how should I structure my job search during the current financial crisis?"

Peter FelixResponse from Peter Felix, former President of the AESC.

"As the financial crisis has developed during the past few months I have often been asked what effect it is having upon senior executive recruiting and senior executive careers.

Exclusive interviews with top search professionals in key sectors - to bring you the latest career updates from the front lines.Jo Bennett, Executive Search Firm Partner

BlueSteps talks to Jo Bennett, a Partner at retained search firm Battalia Winston, to gain her insight into current developments within the search industry.

BlueSteps: Unemployment rates are increasing and everyone is feeling anxious. What can you tell me about what’s happening in the professional services sector today?

Large industry events provide an excellent opportunity to make connections that could help further your career, either now or in the future. But do you know how to make the most out of those all important conversations? There is a fine line between having a conversation and having a conversation that makes a meaningful impression and establishes a solid business and personal relationship.

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Here are three networking techniques which can be used to ensure that connections lead to real business opportunities.
Can you recession-proof your career? The ubiquitous advice always boils down to doing whatever it takes to keep your job. You are admonished to work harder, curry the boss’s favor, or take a class to build skills. With a focus on survival rather than success, recession-proofing doesn’t apply at the executive level.

 

DALLAS (November 19, 2009) – The Regus Group (LSE: RGU), the world’s largest provider of workplace solutions, and BlueSteps, the career management service that provides senior executives with continual exposure to the world’s leading executive search firms, announced the launch of an alliance that will offer BlueSteps members substantial benefits from Regus.  

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Mike Schultz, a world-renowned consultant and expert in services marketing and rainmaking, outlines the strategies that executive search firms can adopt to make themselves more recognizable to clients and therefore generate more leads.

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