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    “To get a foot in the door and boost the number of interviews that come along, executive job seekers must be ready to invest in some upfront sweat equity that, in reality, is not all that different from the strategies they employ to be successful in their roles. Here’s how …”

    What Executive Job Seekers Must Do to Stand Out in Today’s Saturated Market

    Virginia Franco on BlueSteps

    The upside of a booming economy means hiring is stronger than ever. The downside? More folks are out there emboldened to test the job search waters. The bottom line? The job market is growing increasi... Read »

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    When it comes to pursuing an advanced degree, most professionals wonder “Will the output of time and energy be worth it?” It’s a big commitment, especially for established professionals who usually have plenty to balance already. Chris Swan explains what to consider if you are contemplating this pursuit.

    What is the ROI on a Graduate Degree?

    Chris Swan on BlueSteps

    As an executive recruiter, I think about career trajectories a lot. When it comes to pursuing an advanced degree, most professionals wonder-will the output of time and energy be worth it? It’s a big... Read »

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    Call out for a call back!

    Kelly Stubbs on The Slade Report

    Something I learned a number of years ago... always follow through with what you say you are going to do in business. Close out the deal, finish the process, you get the drift. If you say you are go... Read »

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    “As digital tightens its grip on business models, new ways of working and organisational practices are migrating from the tech world into the wider business community as it undergoes the often fraught process of digital transformation. Enter the chief product officer, the executive charged with making sure it all runs smoothly.”

    The Rising Influence Of The Chief Product Officer

    Tess Bennett on Which-50

    Answering to the CEO, the CPO typically has a broad purview at the intersection of tech, user and business requirements. Read »

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    “We offer guidance for choosing the best type, tone, sequence, and framing of questions and for deciding what and how much information to share to reap the most benefit from our interactions, not just for ourselves but for our organizations.”

    The Surprising Power of Questions

    Alison Wood, BrooksLeslie K. John on Harvard Business Review

    Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike pro... Read »

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    Lisa Marsh explains several key elements of the search process candidates need to understand prior to connecting with a recruiter.

    Working with Executive Recruiters: What You Should Know

    Lisa Marsh on BlueSteps

    Each year, many executives make huge leaps in their careers with the help of executive search. But there are several key elements of the search process candidates need to understand prior to connectin... Read »

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    Kathy Simmons provides 5 tactics to help you gauge culture when considering a job prospect.

    Five Tactics Executive Candidates Can Use To Assess Company Culture

    Kathy Simmons on BlueSteps

    Most of us have heard the famous quip attributed to Peter Drucker, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." It's become so commonly repeated that's it's almost a cliché at this point. But what does the... Read »

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    Never has talent been more mobile, and never has the mobility of talent been more critical for business success. This report uses data from a survey of 366,000 people in 197 countries and a simultaneous survey of 6,000 recruiters to “understand what has changed about people’s job preferences and attitudes toward mobility.”

    Decoding Global Talent 2018

    Rainer Strack, Mike Booker, Orsolya Kovács-Ondrejkovic, Pierre Antebi, David Welch on The Boston Consulting Group

    Ask leaders at big companies what worries them, and one of the first things they’ll mention is the challenge of managing a workforce at a time of rapid change. Jobs being transformed by automation a... Read »

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    Louise Garver presents another 11 ways to get noticed by executive search consultants (Part 2 of 2).

    22 Ways to Get Noticed by Executive Search Consultants: Part Two

    Louise Garver on BlueSteps

    Here is the second part of our 22 best ways to get noticed by executive search consultants Read »

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    Louise Garver presents 11 ways to get noticed by executive search consultants (Part 1 of 2).

    22 Ways to Get Noticed by Executive Search Consultants: Part One

    Louise Garver on BlueSteps

    If you’re an executive who has conducted a job search, you know the key to success is to get noticed. Be a “mover” and a “shaker” in your industry or profession. Executive search consultants... Read »

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