Tag Archives: recruiters

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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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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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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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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Recruiters: Necessary or Necessary Evil?

If you ask most executives, I think the most common answer to that question would be “necessary evil.” But are they evil? Are they necessary? My answers are no – and yes. How you answer the above questions may depend … Continue reading

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Only “Sitting” CFOs Need Apply!

I had a call from a recruiter who places CFOs today. As you might expect, he was looking for a particular type of CFO with specific industry experience. And a CPA. It’s a mid-six-figure salary. And … any referral candidates … Continue reading

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Top Talent is Ready to Move!

Are recruiters calling you? According to Michael Vangel, VP of Talent Acquisition Strategy for TMP Worldwide, “stealth candidates are ready to tango!”  There is a silent but very hungry giant out there. A groundswell of employees who have quietly suffered … Continue reading

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