Tag Archives: interview

The Proverbial Elevator Speech

Every time I hear the term “elevator speech,” it makes me cringe. I know it serves a purpose and I’ll talk about that in a minute, but most people use an elevator speech to talk “at” people – about themselves … Continue reading

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20 is the New 2

During a coaching call this morning, my CFO client was bemoaning the fact that it is becoming increasingly difficult for him to deliver his message. He said he targets 2 minutes as the time to deliver his responses to interview … Continue reading

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I Never Heard Back

I’m hearing this from some of my CFOs … –A recruiter called me, said he had a great opportunity for me, asked for my resume, and I never heard back from him. –I had an interview 3 weeks ago and … Continue reading

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Why did you leave your last job?

A finance executive recently contacted me for some coaching on how to answer the inevitable interview question regarding why he left his last job. He struggled to put those unpleasant details and experience into an answer that was both positive … Continue reading

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Failing to Plan … Planning to Fail?

A finance executive called me last week because he knew that his resume was not selling value, he struggled when answering questions about his atypical career track, and he had an important interview coming up in the next couple of … Continue reading

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More from the Kennedy Conference

Thanksgiving was here and gone and it’s already December. Only 3 weeks & 2 days until Christmas, and then we will speed right into the New Year. Are you already thinking about your New Year’s resolutions? Dreaming about what you … Continue reading

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Interview Your Future Boss?

 Should you interview your future boss? Absolutely! While it seems like a novel idea, it really isn’t. Rather, it is a strategic move … whether you are a CFO or other senior–level executive. Your ability to ask great questions of … Continue reading

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Twitter-viewing

Dr. Sullivan calls it “Speed Interviewing,” based on the speed dating concept, but whatever it’s called, from a candidate's perspective it is the skill of stripping down a marketable value proposition to its most succinct and compelling delivery. Malcolm Gladwell … Continue reading

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