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What Does Your Positioning Say About You?

Do your business cards, web presence, and marketing documents reflect your senior-level status? Reputation management is both online and offline. 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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CFOs, Gen Y’s, and SMAGs

There’s a fascinating (well at least I thought so) post on Antisocial Recruiter Networking by Michael Goldberg, a talent acquisition leader. His article is based on a New York Times article on the effects of social media on our kids. … Continue reading

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The CFO Market is Moving

I had a long conversation with one of my favorite finance executive recruiters yesterday. Among other things, we compared notes on what’s happening in the CFO market. We agree … after 12-18 months of hunkering down, senior finance executives are … Continue reading

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I Never Heard Back

I’m hearing this from some of my CFOs … –A recruiter called me, said he had a great opportunity for me, asked for my resume, and I never heard back from him. –I had an interview 3 weeks ago and … Continue reading

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What Are You Contributing to the Conversation?

Nothing? Noise? Value?  There’s a global conversation happening and you can either choose to be a part of it or refuse to engage. If the choice is to not participate, you do so at your own peril … because the … Continue reading

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A No Win Scenario

In yesterday’s coaching session, my client (we’ll call him Jim) told me that, before engaging my services, he received a phone call from a contingency recruiter in California. Jim didn’t know the recruiter, but was told by the recruiter that … Continue reading

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Are You … Tainted?

One of my CFO clients called me yesterday to get my thoughts on a conversation he had with a recruiter in New York earlier this week. The recruiter told him, “if you don’t find a position by June (which would … Continue reading

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The Secret Weapon for CFOs is the Intangible

One of the discussions by the recruiter panel at the CFO Rising conference was around the intangibles of being a Chief Financial Officer. Intangibles … as in presence. It won’t matter how great your finance acumen, skill sets, and deliverables … Continue reading

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There is a Difference!

Most Connected vs. Well Connected Have you noticed these types of monikers attached to members on Linked In, Facebook, and Twitter? The “most connected” statement always makes me think Rolodex. Is it really possible to have a relationship with 16,000+ … Continue reading

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