Category Archives: Career Information

Linkedin Profiles & CFOs

Fast Company recently posted an informative article on what recruiters prefer to see in a Linkedin profile. It is good advice, and you can read it here. I thought I would add my two cents, aimed specifically at CFOs, to … Continue reading

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Always Lead with Your Value

I saw some really bad advice given this morning, and it was sent to a very large audience of Senior Finance Executives. In good conscience, I cannot let this flawed advice stand unchallenged. Here’s what I believe to be very … Continue reading

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The Chicken or the Egg?

Which came first? The chicken or the egg? It’s an age-old cliche that still surfaces from time-to-time. And now, we have a similar question from job seekers that is becoming more commonplace as they navigate the ever-changing job search arena. … Continue reading

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Want to versus Have to

I just returned from an intensive 3-day retreat with my colleagues. The non-stop brainstorming, idea generating, planning, and strategizing is always energizing and completely refreshing. One of the very insightful topics we discussed was the “want to” versus “have to” … Continue reading

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Feeding the Un-hatched Chicken

You are no doubt familiar with the cliché … don’t count your chickens before they hatch … right? And yet, it is a common phenomenon in the job search process. Maybe somewhere in your career climb, you were tripped up … Continue reading

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Resume Writing

It’s a hot topic over in the Proformative community these days. Is it cheating to have someone else write your resume? Is a resume writing service worth it? Here’s my two cents on both questions. Is it cheating? I have … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Interview Process

Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads literally rocked my world at my annual Career Thought Leaders conference in Baltimore, Maryland with his information on the way technology is evolving – and maybe evolving isn’t even the right word – the interviewing process. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Maximum Return for Minimum Effort

Does it ever really work that way? Maybe on occasion, but never as a rule. Recently I saw this post on Facebook … “I want a really good guitar but I don’t want to pay very much for it.” It … Continue reading

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Career Trends for CFOs

There are some very interesting trends in a recent academic study among Fortune 100 companies. They are trends that could impact your career trajectory and therefore, might be worth understanding. The percentage of executive women is growing which means, among … Continue reading

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Job Title vs. Branded Positioning

My week started off with a delicious cup of coffee and engaging convo with a dear friend of mine who also happens to be a Chief Financial Officer. He recently decided to leave his job. Which left him with a … Continue reading

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