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Reports have confirmed that 86% of employees, including senior-level executives, are actively planning to search for new positions in 2014. With so many people forecasted for a career transition this year, it has never been more important to connect with an executive search consultant who can give you the edge you need in this competitive job environment.

Earlier today, BlueSteps hosted the #ExecCareer International Job Search TweetChat featuring our expert BlueSteps Executive Career Services (BECS) panelists. Our expert career panelist, Stephen Van Vreede, provided very informative and useful answers for all in attendance.
 
If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

Michael Phelps is built for swimming. With an extended torso, giving him increased upper body strength, shorter legs for more effective kicking, an arm-span disproportionately large for his height, giving him more arm muscle and bigger hands for pushing water, and greater ankle flexibility for propulsion, his body is naturally suited to being an athletic swimmer.

The small factors that differentiate us all, both physically and mentally, can have a profound effect on our career success. Identifying and utilizing our personal traits, for our career, is key to successfully being able to leverage ourselves for new opportunities.
 

Earlier today, BlueSteps hosted the #ExecCareer Compensation TweetChat featuring our expert BlueSteps Executive Career Services (BECS) panelists. Our expert career panelists, Barbara Safani and Louise Kursmark, provided very informative and useful answers for all in attendance.
 
If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storyfy transcript below. Topics covered included:

When choosing your career path, it is often said that one must choose between job satisfaction and salary, as it is impossible to achieve both. In times of economic uncertainty, many people are choosing careers based on salary alone, however, Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, now warns that this decision can have adverse effects.
 

In observance of the official American Business Women's Day on September 22nd, BlueSteps devoted the entire month of September to facilitate discussion on a variety of topics related to women in business, from gender diversity on boards, to work-life balance, to obtaining your next opportunity. This programming is only an extension of what BlueSteps and the Association of Executive Search Consultants are committed to throughout each year, but it is an official recognition for all the women who make a difference in the workplace across the world.

Women in BusinessWomen have had an uphill battle to shatter that glass ceiling. The evidence now shows that companies are increasing the numbers of women holding executive positions in their organizations.
 
The number of women on corporate boards is increasing, but only about 3% of public companies analyzed in a 2012 study by GMI Ratings Inc. (which surveyed 3,000 companies), have more than three women on their boards.
 
A recent study by Goldman Sachs found that creating a more gender-balanced board could boost the euro zone’s gross domestic product by up to 13 percent. So where are the women? Having a female director on a company’s board has too often been seen as a token gesture in the surface interests of achieving gender equality. However, an increasing number of reports from industry experts further strengthen what many already knew: there are a multitude of tangible benefits that women bring to the table.