Tag Archives: recruiters

Linkedin Profiles & CFOs

Fast Company recently posted an informative article on what recruiters prefer to see in a Linkedin profile. It is good advice, and you can read it here. I thought I would add my two cents, aimed specifically at CFOs, to … Continue reading

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Recruiters: Necessary or Necessary Evil?

If you ask most executives, I think the most common answer to that question would be “necessary evil.” But are they evil? Are they necessary? My answers are no – and yes. How you answer the above questions may depend … Continue reading

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Only “Sitting” CFOs Need Apply!

I had a call from a recruiter who places CFOs today. As you might expect, he was looking for a particular type of CFO with specific industry experience. And a CPA. It’s a mid-six-figure salary. And … any referral candidates … Continue reading

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Top Talent is Ready to Move!

Are recruiters calling you? According to Michael Vangel, VP of Talent Acquisition Strategy for TMP Worldwide, “stealth candidates are ready to tango!”  There is a silent but very hungry giant out there. A groundswell of employees who have quietly suffered … Continue reading

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Whose Responsibility Is It?

I posed this question in a previous post … Who is responsible for ensuring that recruiters can make an assessment based on a crystal clear value proposition and fit for culture? Based on the recent post at CFO.com on Linsanity, … Continue reading

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Recruiter Relationships

A few months ago, the C-Suite Career Catalysts asked C-level and Senior Executives a few questions about their experiences working with recruiters. One of the fascinating responses came from a question about what they (Executives) value in recruiter relationships. Among … Continue reading

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Phone Numbers are Funny Things

Well, maybe “funny” isn’t exactly the right word. I mean, it probably wouldn’t be funny to a recruiter if he/she called you with a hot opportunity and your 3-year old picked up the phone, talked for awhile, and then hung … Continue reading

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Recruiters – a Necessary Evil for CFOs?

Say the word “recruiter” to a CFO and you just don’t know what response you might get … but it’s almost always emotive. There is a real love/hate relationship and most of it depends on their most recent experience. As … Continue reading

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CFOs are Influencers, but NOT when Unemployed

CFO Research released a study showing that CFO influence was on the rise. And by a pretty wide margin with 17% indicating their influence was “greatly” enhanced and 55% weighing in at “somewhat” enhanced. Here’s the quote: … finance chiefs … Continue reading

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Disclose Salary? Never, Sometimes, or Always?

There is so much confusion around when executives should or should not disclose salary. I see the salary questions posed on Linked In (have you joined our CFO careers group yet), on Quora, in recruiter and career practitioner forums, and … Continue reading

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