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Executive Job Search & Career Transitions

BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Tips for Boosting Your Summer Executive Job Search, featuring Louise Kursmark, Director of BlueSteps Executive Career Services.
 
Some of the questions asked included:

For those entering a period of transition, now is the time to build a strategic action plan to make sure that this time is used wisely, to carefully re-evaluate your career and prepare for the future, rather than to panic about what lies ahead.
 
By following the simple steps below, you can utilize your time in transition to achieve your new professional goals with timely success.
 
Here Are 5 Simple Steps to Use During Your Executive Transition:
 

A new breed of interim manager or “super temp” has arisen due to the preference of companies to hire experienced executives, rather than consultants. This year, 29% of super temps previously held chief executive positions, whereas only 16% had done so in 2012. These so called super temps can earn over $1,000 per day, and so it is unsurprising that 63% of super temps would choose this style of work over permanent employment. Super temping is increasing in popularity and could change the way businesses operate.

BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Chief Financial Officers in Transition, featuring Samuel Dergel, from Stanton Chase International.
 
Some of the questions asked included:

Let’s take a look at the statistics. Over one billion people have Google+ accounts. LinkedIn has over 300 million people with accounts. Think of the massive reach of professionals in those two social media networks alone. How can you leverage these networks for your executive job search?

BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Job Search Strategies for In-Transition Executives, featuring Carolyn Duckworth, from BluEra Executive Search.
 
Some of the questions asked included:

The AESC’s BlueSteps career survey of 160 Chief Executive Officers worldwide finds most CEOs focused on continued career growth through career transition.

BlueSteps chats with Samuel Dergel, Executive Search Consultant at Stanton Chase International, who recently published Guide to CFO Success.

Samuel Dergel, Stanton Chase InternationalFirst of all, thank you for taking the time to speak with the AESC and BlueSteps about the CFO role and your new book, Guide to CFO Success. Can you tell us about the work you do at Stanton Chase International?
 

When we think of professional networkers, most of us think of executives because they regularly apply many of the principles of networking to their own teams and internal organization departments. They gather information that is actionable and timely: industry trends, opportunities, competitors’ activities, customer feedback, sales projections, etc.

Lately, we’ve noticed a trend: hiring professionals of all different levels, from executive recruiters to hiring managers, have been attending Meetup groups to source top talent. This is especially true in functions and locations where top talent is more difficult to find, such as the technology and web development fields.

Have you heard of Meetup? Are you already a member of some Meetup groups? If you’re not utilizing Meetup to your full advantage, then you’re missing out on some excellent opportunities to boost your executive job search strategy through networking and public speaking engagements.
 
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