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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.
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:

Ask The Expert

"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.

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