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Digital and mobile are givens, but the medium is nearly irrelevant

The beginning of the year – any year – is filled with reviews and forecasts: what worked, what didn’t, what will, and what’s next. It’s all bloviation.
 

In the 2013 BlueSteps Executive Job Trends: Industrial & Manufacturing Report, senior-level executives who work in the industrial & manufacturing sector gave their predictions for 2014. These predictions included the top 5 factors that would influence the sector (cost reduction, human resources, automation, energy efficiency and onshoring), company preparedness for the effects of digital transformation, priority skills for executives working in this sector and their top career concerns.

“The added value of retained executive search is not just finding candidates; it’s finding the best candidates.” Rachel Roche, President of Smart Search

At times, HR executives can encounter a difficult path on their journey to the C-suite. The following strategies can be useful for HR executives who are interested in becoming a key part of their companies’ strategic organization.
 
1. Start with the Basics. Most executives know that the best way to move up in their career is to excel at their current position. By mastering the basics, such as contract negotiation strategies, an HR executive can quickly get noticed and move up the corporate ladder.

Earlier today, BlueSteps hosted the #ExecCareer TweetChat featuring our expert BlueSteps Executive Career Services (BECS) panelists. Our expert career panelists, Barbara Safani and 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 Storyfy transcript below. Topics covered included:

To maximize the ROI on your BlueSteps lifetime membership, follow these ten quick steps to take advantage of the suite of tools and services BlueSteps has to offer. Remember, the more proactive you are in searching for your perfect position and working toward obtaining it, the higher your chances of success will be.