Category Archives: Recruiters

The Job Search Con Game

I’ve written about the posted position con game on several occasions, most recently upon my return from the Career Thought Leaders conference. Yesterday I saw an article on Linkedin by one of my favorite people in the careers industry, Lou … Continue reading

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CFOs or Chief Everything Officers

Can you even remember the days of being “just” a finance guy? If you can’t, it’s no surprise since those days seem to have gone the way of the dinosaur. Just in the last week, I’ve read numerous articles that … Continue reading

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The Incredibly Uncredible Profile

Uncredible. Maybe it isn’t a real word among grammar-hounds, but when I Googled it, I found this from WordReference Forums … “A new word to fill a need. It means something lacks believability.” Enter the incredible, completely uncredible, and unbelievable … Continue reading

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Things CFOs Hate … about Recruiters

A couple times a year I meet up with one of my local recruiter colleagues to wax philosophical about our industry. Often times, we solve world problems as well so you can sleep well tonight. One of the questions he … Continue reading

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Choose Purple, Not Weird

A recent Harvard Business Review blog post suggested job search candidates should be weird today in order to stand out from the competition. Maybe it’s a Harvard thing to be weird, or perhaps just a college thing. Come to think … Continue reading

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Cover Letters … Yes, You Need Them!

My column in this month’s in Futures in Finance covers the importance of having -and using- cover letters. Here’s the skinny … It is absolutely true that not every recruiter or HR person reads cover letters. But what about those … Continue reading

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Set Yourself Apart

There are three keys to setting yourself apart from competing Chief Financial Officers … – Market Differentiation – Visibility to a Clear Target Market – Being Findable by Recruiters It’s not about being “like” all your competition, blending in, and … Continue reading

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Discrimination of the Unemployed

Following up on last week’s post, I found this link to an ERE article that confirms my belief that the unemployed have a much tougher time in the job market. If last week’s blog didn’t jolt you into beginning to … Continue reading

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5 Linkedin Tips to Attract Recruiters

If you’re going to be on LinkedIn—and you should be—your profile should entice recruiters to read it and enable them to quickly and clearly understand your value as a Finance Chief. Just these five areas can make a huge difference … Continue reading

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Lies and Resumes

Lies, even teeny tiny exaggerations, on resumes are never a good thing. In fact, the combination is almost always a recipe for disaster … eventually. It seems odd to me that in the world of Internet transparency in which we … Continue reading

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