What a CFO Candidate Can Expect in 2014

The end of the year is about to become a memory as we speed into the new year. From a career perspective, 2013 has been challenging for many Finance Executives on the hunt for new opportunities. What can we expect in 2014? Probably more of the same.

Recently Execunet released it’s 6-month Recruiter Confidence Index showing more uncertainties over the next half-year … in great part driven by government instability.

From a hiring perspective, the Job Creation Index at the executive level remains stagnant, with recruiters guesstimating only 1 in 5 companies will be adding executive positions.

What does that mean for you in the new year if you need a new job or desire a new position? In a nutshell: fierce competition!

You can find my thoughts on this topic in the December issue of Futures in Finance.

While 2014 is shaping up to be just as fiercely competitive as 2013 in the job market, you can reduce those odds to more favorable ones by understanding your value and the target audience who needs it.

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