It’s certainly a sign of the times when constant questions stream in around the exact same issue … job searching when you’re over 50. Most Chief Financial Officers ARE 50+ (or nearly there) and very few CFO positions are filled by those under 45. In fact, in a recent survey by executive search firm consultants, the average age of top-level executives last year was 48.9, up from 45.7 in 2007.
And yet, the angst continues. And with good reason.
- There are only so many senior finance positions.
- Competition for those positions is tough.
- CFOs don’t always have solid networks or networking skills.
- Many finance execs have never had to search in these “new” times.
There are a few roadblocks … but they are not insurmountable.
Age Discrimination …
Technology Dinosaurs …
Jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none …
Read the full article at AFP Online.