Optimism in the Executive Job Market

BlueSteps Career Outlook ReportAs the global economy has improved, executives worldwide see career opportunities they haven't experienced at the same level in recent years. Technological innovation is creating new executive roles and Gen X and Millenials see new leadership opportunities as the Baby Boomer generation continues to exit the workforce. For organizations seeking to retain top talent, enhanced focus on development and culture may be key.

BlueSteps, the executive career management service of the AESC, surveyed over 800 executive-level management professionals worldwide for their annual Executive Outlook Career Report. The report includes insights on trends that executives are seeing in the global job market, plus what they expect in the hiring market. The report also covers which markets executives expect to have the greatest number of opportunities, specified by industry, functions, and geographic markets.

Report findings reveal:

  • Executives cite an improved global economy and pro-business policies as the key reason for their improved outlook.
  • Of those executives planning to move jobs in 2018, they cited growth opportunities as the top reason, followed by organizational culture.
  • 74% of global executives forecast the Technology sector to have the most growth this year, followed by Healthcare/Life Sciences.
  • Overall, executives are more optimistic about the state of the global executive job market compared to previous years due to economic indicators and recent fiscal policies.

This report also includes exclusive tips from top global leaders on the executive job search and hiring process to propel your career forward. Additionally, global executives share five qualities that help global executives be successful and traits they believe make a strong leader.

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About BlueSteps

BlueSteps, the confidential career management service of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), helps busy executives track their goals, manage their careers and stay visible to the right recruiters. We provide executives with best-in-class career management solutions to assist them in planning their career, tracking their goals, and increasing their visibility to AESC member executive search firms in 70+ countries.