Executive Career Management

According to Peter Felix, AESC & BlueSteps President, "While CEOs are focused on the key issues of attracting and retaining talent to their organizations, they are themselves concerned about their own career progression and the next opportunity. This is an inevitable reflection of the modern business world and a fast changing, competitive landscape.

Boards Hone in on Sector-Specific Candidates as Economic Factors and Regulatory Compliance Increase Risk; AESC Study Finds Strategic Skills Still Dominate

In this intensely connected world we live in, it is absolutely essential to be proactive in managing your online presence as a key part of your career management strategy. Managing your personal brand and reputation isn’t just self-promotion – it is a best practice and a way to ensure that who you are and what you stand for is accurately represented.
Take a step back and objectively assess your online brand. To do so, you should ask yourself the following questions:

Corporate management looks for universal qualities in their executive team. Mastering these qualities and talents raises your value within an organization, as well as sets you apart from other executives on the market.
Whether you have just joined the executive ranks or are a seasoned veteran, these five A-list qualities should be in your portfolio:

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?

With 20 million people unemployed globally in 2013 and joblessness expected to reach 215 million around the world by 2018, it may be time think outside the borders of your own country for your next executive job search. According to the International Labour Organization, 40 million new jobs will be created through 2018, yet 42.6 million workers are expected to enter the market during that same period. With competition for jobs rising, how do you maximize your career potential?

As an executive, you use every available tool to ensure success for the companies and teams you lead and direct. Certainly your own career advancement should embrace every possible resource and strategy to guarantee an efficient and effective executive job search campaign.
Here are five “Must-Have” documents for your career development arsenal:
1. Executive Resume. No surprise here, but beware! Resumes have changed radically in the past few years. Make sure your resume meets today’s modern standards.