Category Archives: Digital Footprint

Online Anonymity

Am I the only one who feels like “Online Anonymity” might be today’s ultimate oxymoron? Is there any reason to be online if you want to be anonymous? And if you want to be anonymous, why send a contrary message by … Continue reading

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The Credible CFO Candidate

Are you as credible as a CFO candidate as you think you are? I ask because I’m genuinely concerned about your online credibility and positioning. I run a CFO Careers group on Linkedin and since it is exclusive to CFOs, … Continue reading

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The Incredibly Uncredible Profile

Uncredible. Maybe it isn’t a real word among grammar-hounds, but when I Googled it, I found this from WordReference Forums … “A new word to fill a need. It means something lacks believability.” Enter the incredible, completely uncredible, and unbelievable … Continue reading

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Upgrades Are Not Created Equally

Upgrade has become a relative term when speaking about social media platforms. And venues like LinkedIn and Facebook come immediately to mind whenever “social media” and “upgrade” are used in the same sentence. And maybe you’ve even noticed that the … Continue reading

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Congrats, You’ve Got a New Job!

Perhaps because I just completed a webinar on how to more effectively use Linkedin –and– because I’ve also seen an increase in “Congratulate XXX on his new job” email messages, this article jumped out at me. Might you be sabotaging … Continue reading

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5 Linkedin Tips to Attract Recruiters

If you’re going to be on LinkedIn—and you should be—your profile should entice recruiters to read it and enable them to quickly and clearly understand your value as a Finance Chief. Just these five areas can make a huge difference … Continue reading

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Lies and Resumes

Lies, even teeny tiny exaggerations, on resumes are never a good thing. In fact, the combination is almost always a recipe for disaster … eventually. It seems odd to me that in the world of Internet transparency in which we … Continue reading

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The 5 Best Things You Can Do for Your Career

Last year I wrote an article for APF Futures in Finance on the 5 Worst Things You Could Do for Your Career. A repost of that article on Proformative in April this year garnered over 11,000 views … a Proformative … Continue reading

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Recruiter … Linkedin Style

If you’ve been procrastinating – or even flat outright resisting – creating a profile on Linkedin, I hope you will read, and then re-think, your decision. If you are on Linkedin, but without an actual presence – and there is … Continue reading

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If I Don’t Know You, I Won’t Refer You

Two recent contacts made me think – again – about the perception of “casualness” that pervades social media. There is no question, that social media can create a casual atmosphere, and in some situations it is appropriate and even welcomed. … Continue reading

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