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Career Damage Control

Recently I stumbled across a primer on common career management misconceptions. Managing your career isn’t rocket science, but it is challenging to get in front of, and drive, your career rather than finding yourself reacting to a trigger event. The author … Continue reading

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Remember Your High School Girlfriend?

Last week I was catching up with some of my colleagues and one delightful conversation was with one of my favorite CFO recruiters. Naturally, we talked shop. One of our topics was the “passive candidate trumps an unemployed candidate” which … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from my Skechers Shape-Ups

While working out is not among my favorite things to do, I really enjoy walking. A few tunes in the iPod and a brisk 40-minute walk 5 times a week energizes me and sets the tone for my days.  However, … Continue reading

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Out with the Old, In with the New … Maybe

December 31, 2009. The end of a decade. The last two years alone may have seemed like a decade to many who find themselves among the unemployed. Tomorrow heralds a new decade and the opportunity to do something new and … Continue reading

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CFOs and Finance Execs Recruiters Really, Really Want

  Are you one? Are you sure? –Do you bring a record of contributions? –Have you led initiatives that positively impacted the bottom line? –Is your value proposition compelling enough that a company will pay to bring you on board? … Continue reading

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The Competition is Heating Up

According to a survey by Right Management, as many as 6 out of 10 Americans are unhappy with present jobs and are planning to become active job hunters next year. A mere 13% said they had no plans to move.  … Continue reading

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LinkedIn: Your Portable Portfolio

There have been a couple of good posts about LinkedIn this week. If you aren’t currently on LinkedIn (shuddering in horror), here’s a good primer … “7 Ways to Get More Out of Linkedin,” which is posted on Mashable. And … Continue reading

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Passive Candidates vs. Unemployed Candidates

An op ed piece on ERE.net by Jeremy Eskenazi entitled “Where the Truth Lies: The Need for Balance Between Active and Passive Recruiting” … naturally … caught my attention. I say “naturally” because I am always interested in the hiring … Continue reading

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Now is not the time to be an ostrich!

In popular mythology, the ostrich is famous for hiding its head in the sand at the first sign of danger. With nothing but bad news for the past several weeks, it feels like dangerous times … particularly where job–security and … Continue reading

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Fordyce Letter Wisdom

Words of wisdom in Recruiting and Assessing Wisely are aimed at recruiters, but they are also applicable to candidates … “With the explosion of new resources such as social media like LinkedIn and Facebook, and other innovative techniques, the challenge … Continue reading

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