BlueSteps is a subscription membership service for your career. We support senior executives with job search, career mapping and navigating executive search. A service of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants, BlueSteps empowers director-level through C-Suite professionals in 70+ countries with the insights and resources to build a competitive business plan for their careers. Plus, we connect you to a global team of expert career advisors for one-on-one support when you need it. A BlueSteps membership equips you with career intel and opportunities you can’t get anywhere else—straight from the world’s leading executive search firms.
The AESC Search Firm Directory is available to BlueSteps Premium Services members. Our Directory contains comprehensive and detailed information about AESC vetted executive search firms and executive recruiters including company profiles and contact details by region, industry and functional expertise. BlueSteps members can identify search firms and recruiters who specialize in their industry, function and geographic location.
Your career information is exclusively accessible to retained executive search and leadership consulting firms that have been vetted to quality and ethical standards by AESC, the global standards-setting body for the executive search profession. AESC qualified executive search firms are committed to the highest professional practices in the profession, acting in the best interests of their clients, candidates and the community-at-large. Learn more about the AESC member Code of Professional Practice or here for the AESC Candidate Bill of Rights. BlueSteps also has a strict confidentiality policy upheld by AESC member firms to ensure that your information will not be shared with any third parties.
BlueSteps offers members access to featured open executive searches and executive-level jobs and board positions from around the world, all in one place. Many of these positions are shared with BlueSteps exclusively by AESC member executive search firms. These firms conduct more than 100,000 senior-level executive searches each year. The searches conducted by AESC member firms are typically confidential and never publicly advertised on job boards. Since most executive searches are confidential, search consultants prefer to search BlueSteps member candidate profiles rather than post an open search to find prospective candidates. However, our featured searches aggregate those positions which are advertised all in one place, for your convenience.
AESC members represent the highest quality firms in 1,450+ offices in 70+ countries. AESC membership is highly selective and AESC member search firms commit to high professional standards as set within the AESC Code of Professional Practice. Organizations retain AESC members to serve as trusted advisors, filling senior level management or specialized professional positions around the world. AESC members search BlueSteps member candidate profiles to source potential new talent across a broad range of industries and job functions internationally.
BlueSteps Core Membership is a lifetime benefit and costs a one-time fee of $289.00 USD (or regional equivalent). Additional Premium Services are included in your first six months of membership, then renew on an annual basis.
BlueSteps members are senior executives, director level through C-Suite, earning at least $150,000 USD (or regional equivalent). The salary criteria is a benchmark for the type of experience and seniority our executive members possess. Executive search firms typically handle searches with a minimum salary of at least $150,000 USD (or equivalent, except in non-profit board searches) and typically much more, so to ensure that we maintain a high caliber network of top executive talent, our service is exclusively for senior-level executives or those on their way to the C-Suite.
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