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Executive Networking Online & In Person

Bloomberg recently highlighted the increased number of social media courses featured in business school programs, including top schools such as Harvard and Columbia. Curriculum includes marketing to consumers through mediums such as twitter and facebook and the impact of social media upon global business.

Louise Kursmark, Principal of Best Impression Career Services, recently delivered an Executive Seminar designed exclusively for our BlueSteps members on the topic of how to ‘Unlock the Secrets of Networking Success’.


This informative session outlined a few key pieces of advice to bear in mind whilst networking to find your next executive job:
Quckly improve your LinkedIn profile with 5 key tips from Louise Kursmark, Director of BlueSteps Executive Career Services (BECS), for anyone wishing to leverage the power of their LinkedIn profile:

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Maintaining existing relationships is as important as building new ones. It is easy to prioritize exciting new contacts made within your target industries or organizations, while neglecting those important long-term relationships. However, the contacts that will help you the most, especially during an executive job search, are those that you nurture and maintain.

BlueSteps recently released a guide on retained executive search to all our members, featuring advice on how to best work with search consultants and how to develop your network to include relevant executive recruiters. Read on for our expert advice, and a selection of our top tips:

Finding a new executive job at the senior level can be a challenge. Making yourself visible to executive search firms and executive recruiters is a positive way to advance your career to the next level.

GETTING NOTICED

Recently a BlueSteps senior executive asked how he could conduct an executive job search in the same way he would execute a successful business plan? The answer is to equip yourself with career management tools such as BlueSteps and Linkedin, and make sure you are documenting and tracking your executive job search like you would a business project.

Conducting an Executive Job Search Online using LinkedIn and Social Networking


Communication online should be personal and two-way

Christian Pielow, from the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), discusses how senior executives can use social networks most effectively when in an active job search:

Using the LinkedIn Status Update