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Chief Operations
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Chief Operations

The Operations Executive

Meet Klaus.

Klaus is COO for a multinational medical technology company headquartered in Frankfurt.

Discover how Klaus used BlueSteps to successfully transition to a COO position in his location of interest.

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Senior Vice President
Klaus’ title when he joined BlueSteps.
Leipzig, Germany
Klaus’ location when he became a BlueSteps member.
15+ Years
Klaus’ experience in business development and operations at a major medtech company.

Klaus was ready for a new challenge.

After working with the same medtech company for 7+ years, Klaus wanted to take on a new challenge and increase his earning potential.

Klaus joined BlueSteps

BlueSteps webinars allowed Klaus to gain insider advice from the executive search community.

Klaus took advantage of the BlueSteps Executive Webinar series on-demand, available exclusively to BlueSteps members. He downloaded Executive Job Search Tips and Advanced Networking with Executive Search Consultants to learn how to best launch a job search at executive level and build relationships with executive recruiters.

Klaus searched the BlueSteps International Search Firm Directory to find executive search consultants who specialize in medtech.

Klaus applied the knowledge he gleaned from BlueSteps webinars and searched the BlueSteps directory of executive search consultants. He identified the top three headhunters in Germany who specialize in senior-level medtech recruitment. Using the step-by-step BlueSteps wizard to create a compelling communication, Klaus contacted all three recruiters.

Klaus learned about new COO opportunities in the Healthcare sector on BlueSteps.

After checking back daily for new searches that aligned with his career target, Klaus found several COO opportunities in his industry and desired location. Klaus continued to check back for new opportunities while also taking advantage of the other services BlueSteps has to offer.

Klaus then submitted his CV for a complimentary review.

Klaus’ CV was sent to an expert BlueSteps advisor, who specializes in personal branding for European healthcare executives. After the initial consultation, Klaus decided to continue the process and purchase a full CV and a series of coaching sessions. Klaus was impressed by his BlueSteps advisor’s ability to help him bring out his unique brand and showcase his strengths in his CV, as well as prepare him for the rigorous job search process focused on a transition from VP-level to C-suite.

Klaus used the BlueSteps MyGoals tool to stay focused and on track.

The BlueSteps MyGoals tool provided Klaus with simple, actionable steps to stay focused on his job search. Eventually a headhunter conducting a search for a COO with a competitor medtech company contacted Klaus. Klaus landed on the short list and eventually landed the role.

Klaus’ career transition was a success and he is enjoying his new role.

Klaus effectively transitioned to a new COO role using his BlueSteps membership. Since he is open to future board of directors opportunities, Klaus keeps his BlueSteps profile up-to-date and finds the BlueSteps career reports and insights useful in his day-to-day career.