Category Archives: Interviewing

Recorded Interviews

I posted an article on Linkedin Pulse about the new, and rapidly expanding, trend of recording candidate interviews. There is much we don’t know about the ramifications to a candidate when his interview is recorded, but this practice begs the … 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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It’s Tougher When You’re Unemployed

Losing your job before you have secured another job just makes the difficult job search process that much harder. Those are not fun words. They are rarely well-received by someone who has lost his job and is currently in the … Continue reading

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What is a CFO?

This was a recent question on a Proformative discussion board. Maybe the question – and the answers – actually raise a more important question. When someone asks you “what do you do,” how do you respond? If it is with … Continue reading

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Stories and Pauses

I recently read an article about how to ramp up public speaking skills.  Two of the suggestions … emotional stories and pregnant pauses … jumped out at me as two very effective strategies I use in coaching my clients through … Continue reading

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Disclose Salary? Never, Sometimes, or Always?

There is so much confusion around when executives should or should not disclose salary. I see the salary questions posed on Linked In (have you joined our CFO careers group yet), on Quora, in recruiter and career practitioner forums, and … Continue reading

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Unemployed vs. Passive in the Job Search

Is there a difference in the mindset of a candidate who is unemployed and conducting a job search – and – a passive candidate exploring new opportunities? I’d say many times the difference is actually a wide chasm. CFO Innovation … Continue reading

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Branding Speaks to Culture Fit

My clients know that I believe authentic branding speaks directly to culture fit. And prospects who talk with me will hear me say … When you’ve made it to the top 3 candidate list, your ability to do the job … Continue reading

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Make a Lasting Impression by Being First … or Last!

In many things, including interviewing, there is a principle called the “first and last bias.” Have you heard of it? As humans, we tend to weigh more heavily the information given at the beginning and the end of presentations. That’s … Continue reading

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Lessons from Leaders

One of the most interesting panels at the recent CFO Core Concerns conference was the one offering lessons from some of the country’s most fascinating, and perhaps less known, leaders. Take Jackie Berry, for instance. She is the CFO / … Continue reading

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