Executive Search & Recruiting

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.

The BlueSteps Edge: Non-Profit Sector

Exclusive interviews with top executive recruiters and headhunters in key sectors--to bring you the latest executive career updates from the front lines.

Kathleen Yazbak, Managing Director at retained search firm Bridgestar, shares her observations and thoughts with BlueSteps on the current developments impacting on the non-profit sector.

The BlueSteps Edge: Technology, Steve Watson

Exclusive interviews with top search professionals in key sectors--to bring you the latest career updates from the front lines.

Steve Watson, CEO

In a recent survey of senior executives, we sought to find out what experience is best for the CEO position, a CFO or a COO? Read the following 6 key elements a CEO must possess:

1. A Sales and Marketing background is essential for a CEO.

Harold Torninger, CEO at Sight Executive Group, stated, “In my experience the CEO position is best prepared from individuals who have a Product Marketing and Sales and Marketing track record. They have demonstrated a strong Customer focus and also an ability to handle the whole Supplychain.”