Why The Candidate Experience Matters More Than Ever—And How To Improve It

Posted on March 7, 2019 by Steven Pezim

As any company looking for top talent knows, today’s candidates are in the driver’s seat. With the unemployment rate at a 40-year low in Canada and an ever-tightening labour market, employers need to stand out from competitors that have also hung the proverbial “help wanted” sign. One of the most effective ways to differentiate and…

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Has it been years since your last job search? How to organize and spend your time wisely.

Posted on February 20, 2019 by BlueSteps Career Services
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If it’s been longer than 5 years since you’ve dipped your toes in the job search waters, it’s important to understand that some key components of the job hunt have changed. As an Executive Resume Writer, I can attest that there’s more to it than refreshing your resume (even if you have your resume professionally…

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How to navigate a major career transition on your Executive Resume/CV

Posted on February 14, 2019 by BlueSteps Career Services
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Is it time to pivot out of the functional area or industry you’ve been working within? There is no doubt that expanding your horizons in terms of functional expertise or industry can amplify your career prospects and make you a more attractive hire for the broader perspective you’ll bring. But getting over the first hurdle…

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Executive resumes and LinkedIn profiles: A refresher for 2019

Posted on February 7, 2019 by BlueSteps Career Services
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Is your 2019 New Year’s Resolution to find a new and challenging executive role? If so, you will need to make sure your search strategy is effective, your resume meets best practices, and your LinkedIn presence conveys the appropriate message to your intended community. Often, resumes will try to cover too many job targets on…

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Change is not without risk

Posted on January 30, 2019 by Di Gillett
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Having just celebrated Australia Day, and being married to an Australia Day Ambassador whose parents landed at Station Pier in Melbourne in the late 1940s, I am reminded that being brave, adventurous and taking risks is a common thread across business and our community. Be it pursuing safety or opportunity in a new country, embarking…

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A 3-step action plan for evolving CEOs

Posted on January 14, 2019 by TRANSEARCH International
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Quadruple the amount of time you give to culture “Culture is the glue that binds an organization together and it’s the hardest thing for competitors to copy. As a result, it can be a lasting source of competitive advantage.”— HBR Creating a winning culture will call on a very different type of skill set than is…

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An insider’s guide to the executive-level interview

Posted on January 7, 2019 by BlueSteps Career Services
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What does it require to advance from a management position to an executive role? When you’re a manager, you do the hands-on work of ensuring that your team’s day-to-day operations run smoothly. You’re a team super-user, versed in the systems and operations that enable your unit’s daily efforts. You oversee that work and keep those…

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Creating your 2019 job search strategy

Posted on December 10, 2018 by BlueSteps Career Services
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Is your New Year’s resolution to land your next great executive-level job? Do you have a comprehensive written plan and strategy to ensure your successful results—one that does not rely exclusively on job postings? An effective job search in 2019 requires a nontraditional combination, multi-pronged strategy—proactive outreach both in-person and online. First, remember connections continue…

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Is landing an Executive role really about “who you know”?

Posted on November 5, 2018 by BlueSteps Career Services
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I’m sure you hear about people securing jobs through their networks all the time. In fact, if you look back at your own work history, you’ll probably recall that some of the vacancies you filled in the past were brought to your attention by people you knew. As an executive leader, you may also know…

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Questions hiring organizations should consider before selecting an Executive recruiter

Posted on October 25, 2018 by BlueSteps Career Services
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CEOs and C-suite executives often identify failure to attract and retain top talent as their No. 1 business issue. The key to success is having the right leaders leading in the right way. Aiding in this are executive talent search and assessment providers, who can profoundly impact businesses. As President and CEO of AESC, I am often asked what…

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