Category Archives: Resumes

The Chief Financial Operations Officer

Today’s CFO is really a CFOO … a Chief Financial Operations Officer. And it has been that way for at least the past 5 years. There is no going back. The CFO is now the CFOO and in some cases, … Continue reading

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Lead with Problems Solved

Whether it is in a resume, a Linkedin profile, or a networking conversation, most prospective candidates, even very accomplished candidates, forget to tell the beginning of the story. While measurable impacts are critically important, they become much more impressive and … Continue reading

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Your Home on the Web

For many people, and particularly for most CFOs, the home of their digital footprint is Linkedin. Short of having your own URL, Linkedin is the only real neon sign option. That means having a robust profile is a critically important … 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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It’s Not About a Resume

When prospects reach out to me, it is almost always because they need / want a resume. But it’s not about a resume. It never is. It never will be. The resume is just the end piece of a process … 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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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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Prime Resume Real Estate

On average, how long does it take before you stop listening to the person who is talking to you and begin mentally going over your remaining “To Do” list, think about what you’re going to say next, or plan how … Continue reading

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Networking-for-a-Job Faux Pas

I listened in horror as a friend of mine related this story. The gentleman is not a Finance Chief. He’s not even a finance executive. But he is a director-level professional, which in the world of networking apparently means nothing. … Continue reading

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The 5 Worst Things You Can Do in Your Career

Oh there are many more than five things you could do – or refuse to do – that can damage your career. But here are five that in today’s economy, I believe are critically important to every Finance Executive. 1. … Continue reading

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