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We're proud to announce the release of our newest report, The BlueSteps 2019 Executive Career Outlook, currently available to BlueSteps members. The report features insights from over 1,400 senior management professionals globally to help you grow your career. 

In today's rapidly changing executive job search environment, it can be difficult to know how, when, and where to start your search for new opportunities. With many executive candidates succombing to the same job search pitfalls, BlueSteps is providing a webinar to highlight the vital do's and don'ts of job seeking at the executive level. This webinar will provide expert advice, allowing executives to perfect their job search strategies.  

With the number of executives seeking new opportunities continuing to rise, it is becoming increasingly important for executives to master how to build, maintain, and utilize your professional connections to combat the competitive jobs market and improve their chances of success. During this complimentary webinar recording, our panel of executive search consultants provide expert advice on how your network could dramatically improve your career trajectory.  

Being an executive in-transition can be a pivotal point of your life, allowing you to re-evaluate your career history and your plans for the future. With new opportunities opening up for executives in transition across the world and across industries, this webinar is aimed at helping executives prepare for, and attract, opportunities of their own.  


"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas Edison

At the pace that technology and the global economy is moving, it is no wonder that we all have trouble keeping up. It may not be dressed in overalls but it is absolutely hard work. In the last 5-8 years, the way a job search is conducted has altered markedly, and professionals must continue to stay abreast of new styles, techniques and methodologies employed in a career transition. In some ways, our careers are now always “on” due to the Technology 4.0.

Searching for a role in the executive job market can be tricky to navigate no matter where you are in the job search. And with the rise of digitalization, tactics that you used 5 years ago may no longer be effective.

In this guide, you'll learn how to:

When it comes to knowing how to navigate job search, do you know the #1 secret to getting hired?

If you think networking is the answer, you are on the right path.

If you think building social media connections is the secret, you have the right idea.

People can give a lot of insight into their true selves online, so it can be a sound way to get a sense of their behaviours and beliefs, and whether they will be a good cultural fit with an organization. But public outcry erupted in February 2019 when the South African Public Service and Administration Department said that it would screen candidates’ social media profiles as part of its recruitment process.

Similar to relationships, finding the right match in work is critical. There is more to ensuring your professional satisfaction than landing a job that fits your professional aspirations. Cultural fit is a significant factor in the success and contributions you bring to a company.

The first step in ensuring your success in an organization is to conduct your research prior to the interview. There are many resources available to help you make this assessment, starting with the company’s overall website: check any videos, employee testimonials, social media content, mission statement, community involvement, publicity/press releases, and related content. Note how it “feels” to you overall. What’s the impression you are taking away from your visit to their site?

If it’s been longer than 5 years since you’ve dipped your toes in the job search waters, it’s important to understand that some key components of the job hunt have changed. As an Executive Resume Writer, I can attest that there’s more to it than refreshing your resume (even if you have your resume professionally written), making sure your LinkedIn is current (although that’s certainly an important part of it), and scouring online job boards.

In fact, spending most of your time applying online can land you in the ATS (applicant tracking system) black hole— from which many resumes never return. Not only will you walk away incredibly frustrated, it will likely prolong your job search.