The Ultimate Executive Career Guide

The Internet is full of valuable and free materials on career management: interview guides, tips on how to write best CVs, etc. While the variety of sources comes in handy, it can also be confusing and raise questions on the quality or credibility. Fortunately, to spare you the effort of digging through the Internet and looking for the right source, we’ve found the best materials for you.

BlueSteps have prepared a brilliant set of materials, which constitute a comprehensive career guide for executives. Here a brief description of each mini e-book (though we highly recommend you read all of them!):

1. Connecting with Executive Search

The materials explain the Executive Search process in relation to your career. Topics discussed:
– What is Executive Search?
– Why clients retain Executive Search firms
– How to network with Executive Search professionals
– How to get noticed by Executive Search consultants

2. Advanced Job Search

This part dives into aspects of very conscious career management, focusing on career transition, preparation and strategy. Topics discussed:
– How to keep managing your career while employed
– When to make a career transition
– How to prepare for job search
– Where to find executive level jobs

3. Resumes / CVs, LinkedIn Profiles, and more

In this part you will learn how to build you self marketing toolkit. Questions discussed:
– When do you need a resume / CV?
– What are the elements of an excellent resume / CV?
– What are the aspects of a successful LinkedIn profile?
– How do you write a captivating bio?

4. In-Person and Social Media Networking

You probably already know that networking is not a quick-fix, job-finding strategy. This guide elaborates on networking tactics and strategy. Topics & questions discussed:
– Is networking a waste of time?
– Where to meet new contacts in person
– What are the best practices of networking on social media?
– How to keep building up your network

5. Compensation Negotiation

As a senior-level executive, you are likely to be used to negotiating in your day-to-day work life. But what do you do if you get uncomfortable negotiating your compensation? Topics & questions discussed:
– When is it appropriate to negotiate?
– How to figure out your compensation value
– How to navigate compensation questions during interviews
– How to negotiate a pay raise from your current employer

6. Master Your Next Interview

No matter how suited you are for the role, you still have to convince the interviewer that you are the best candidate. Topics & questions discussed:
– How to prepare for an interview
– How to understand the interviewer’s perspective
– What are the types of questions that may be asked?

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Now that you have read all of that… do you still have any questions? Would you like to discuss any of the above? Request a free career consultation with one of our Career Angels!

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