Fast Company recently released its Top Jobs 2006 List. You can read the entire article at http://fastcompany.com/articles/2006/01/top-jobs-main.html. Finance positions remain strong … and will, as companies continue to seek a combination of visionary leadership with strong financial acumen to drive profitability.
- Personal financial advisor
- Sales manager
- Management analyst
- Computer and information systems manager
- Financial manager
- Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agent
- Marketing manager
- Computer software engineer
- Postsecondary education administrator
- Medical scientist
- Market research analyst
- Medical and health services manager
- Producers and directors
- Financial analyst
- Wholesale and manufacturing sales representative
- Engineering manager
- Advertising and promotions manager
- Compensation and benefits manager
- Clinical, counseling, and school psychologist
- Real estate sales agent
- Training and development manager
- Public relations manager
With that in mind, consider this. According to FEI,
––CFOs placed equal weight (34%) on verbal skills and problem-solving abilities when asked what impressed them most when interviewing candidates for executive positions.
––Fifty (50) percent of CFOs said a display of arrogance is the worst mistake a candidate can make when interviewing for a management-level position.
Do you have market differentiation so you stand out? Do you understand how to sell your accomplishments rather than tell what you did? Are you perceived as confident or arrogant?