Tag Archives: Finance Executive

Four Reasons for an Extended Job Search

In a recent phone conversation with a prospective CFO client, he asked me how long a job search might take. It’s a firebomb question, and the truth can be discouraging. It might take 3 months, 6 months, or more than … 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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Finance Executive Job Loss

John Kogan, CEO of Proformative, relayed a heart-breaking, and all-too-common story in a recent post. These are folks I hear from on a regular basis and without fail they say … I never saw it coming. Even in finance, even … 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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A Flawed CFO Social Media Strategy

Google is on fire with the headlines about the public company CFO who used Facebook and Twitter to complain about his job. Seriously? Obviously this Finance Chief hasn’t read any of my blog posts on the subject nor the excellent … Continue reading

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When the Person and the Paper Don’t Align

A recent question on Quora asked … I am constantly contacted by recruiters and I frequently get called for interviews, but I never land the job. What possible causes should I consider? Does that happen to you? I responded that … Continue reading

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CFOs, Linked In, and Networking

Last week’s blog post focused on offline networking mistakes and fixes. This week, after reading CFO Search expert Samuel Dergel’s two blog posts on Linked In, I decided to chime in with my thoughts on building those online networks. Samuel’s … Continue reading

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CFO Turnover is on the Rise

It seems as though the days, months, and yes, years, of CFOs hunkering down and waiting out the storm are over. This is true for CFOs individually, as well as companies and Boards who were nervous about replacing a finance … Continue reading

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Job Search is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

A recent FENG newsletter contained this quote … “Unfortunately the search process is more like a marathon than a sprint.” While the author was referring to the length of the job search, it is also a true statement when you … Continue reading

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The Unemployed vs. the Employed Candidate

Recruiters routinely tell us that companies don’t pay them to find unemployed candidates. Recruiter Wayne Mitchell told the Career Thought Leaders at our conference last week that he requires 6 references from unemployed executive candidates and they are checked before … Continue reading

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