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Stay Ahead of the Curve in Your Executive Career with Information from the Experts.


With our “Ask an Expert” podcast series, we provide you the executive career guidance you need to succeed. Our host, Executive Director of BlueSteps’ Executive Career Services Kathy Simmons, talks with AESC executive recruiters and BlueSteps executive career coaches who are experts in the fields of executive search, career coaching, and resume writers to provide you with the best advice.

As a special membership feature, BlueSteps members can submit their own questions to be the topic of a podcast episode. To submit your own question for our experts, please use the form below and select "Ask an Expert for Advice on our Podcast" as your reason for contacting us.

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Upcoming Podcast: How Do I Write an International CV/Resume?

When writing a cross-cultural CV or resume, certain items on your resume need to be removed or made more prominent in order to make your resume highlight your unique talents peak set yourself up for success as a multinational candidate.

Maike Hennig, will join us on this episode to share her tips and advice as a resume writer specializing global resumes in English, Spanish and German. Maike is a Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) and member of the BlueSteps Executive Career Services team.

Upcoming Podcast: What Is the Best Way to Approach the Job Market?

When beginning the executive job search process, sometimes getting started is the hardest part.

On this episode of our podcast, we guide you taking the first steps of an executive job search. We will share our tips for assessing the job market, determining what kinds of new opportunitiies are right for you and advice you need to keep in mind throughout the entire job search process. 

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Episode 4: Do You Have Any Advice for First Time Board Members?

Landing their first board membership is a major career milestone for many executives. But, no matter how much experience they have working with boards, there is still a learning curve for many when starting in their first position.

To discuss how to succeed in your first board role, Mike Morrow, a Partner at AESC member TRANSEARCH USA, joined us for this Ask an Expert episode. Mike shared insights from his searches for board candidates and his own experience serving as a board member.

Episode 3: What Are the Best Ways to Grow in My Career as a Next Generation Leader?

Generation Xers and Millennials are coming into the workforce and quickly ascending to senior leadership roles as Baby Boomers are retiring.

For this episode, we spoke with Susan Goldberg, AESC member and founder of Susan Goldberg Leadership Consulting. Susan shared with us her advice for next generation talent who wants to feel more confident in their new executive role, land their first executive position or join their company’s succession plan.

Episode 2: How Do I Evaluate A Company's Culture During the Interview Process?

Having a strong cultural fit not only can help you in the hiring process, but make you more successful in the long run. Employees who are a strong fit are more likely to perform better and stay longer at their organizations.

This makes corporate culture a key factor to consider during the hiring process. To explore the topic, we asked Amy Perrone, one of our Executive Career Services career coaches, to share the best ways to evaluate a company’s culture during the hiring process and how to factor it into your decision.

Episode 1: How Do I Build & Maintain Relationships with Executive Recruiters?

A relationship with executive search consultants can help you boost your career and gain exposure to the best jobs. But how do you begin one?

Learn how to build and maintain relationships with executive recruiters in a way that is valuable to both of you with advance from Glenda Brown, Managing Director of BlueSteps and Global Partnerships.