Category Archives: Recruiters

Are You a CFO with the Goal of Being CEO?

I have thought for years that the Chief Financial Officer was a natural fit to step into the role of Chief Executive Officer, even before the expansion of the Finance Chief’s responsibilities. And while I still believe the facts support … Continue reading

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The Dog Ate My Homework

With that cliché title, I am no doubt dating myself. That’s okay. You already know I’ve been in business for 23 years so I’m definitely not a young pup. This bit of sage advice from my colleague, Barb Safani, came … Continue reading

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5 Tips for a Compelling Linkedin Profile

Following my article on the CFOO, a CFO asked me this question … <<… when you say “using LinkedIn as a placeholder for your online presence is a bad idea” what do you mean?>> What I meant by a placeholder … Continue reading

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Industry Expertise

I have been working exclusively with Chief Financial Officers for a long time. Eight years to be exact. And much has changed in those 8 years. Like … The evolution of the stereotypical bean counting CFO to a Chief Financial … Continue reading

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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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The Job Search Breakdown

Remember the good old days when someone needed a job, they would apply for a position that was a good fit for their skills and get hired in a relatively short period of time? Me either. And I sincerely believe … Continue reading

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The Job Search Con Game

I’ve written about the posted position con game on several occasions, most recently upon my return from the Career Thought Leaders conference. Yesterday I saw an article on Linkedin by one of my favorite people in the careers industry, Lou … Continue reading

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CFOs or Chief Everything Officers

Can you even remember the days of being “just” a finance guy? If you can’t, it’s no surprise since those days seem to have gone the way of the dinosaur. Just in the last week, I’ve read numerous articles that … 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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Things CFOs Hate … about Recruiters

A couple times a year I meet up with one of my local recruiter colleagues to wax philosophical about our industry. Often times, we solve world problems as well so you can sleep well tonight. One of the questions he … Continue reading

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