From the category archives:

Networking

The Challenging C-Level Job Search

November 16, 2017

It can take 9-12 months to find that next right-fitting position … are never words my prospective Finance Executive clients want to hear. However, setting up realistic expectations ultimately translates to less frustration and impatience during what can be a … Continue reading

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Rejection and the Job Search Process

October 23, 2017

Nine years ago I wrote an article about the train wreck known as the job search process. Not much has changed since then. In fact, last week a Director of Recruiting & Training, who just happens to be in the … Continue reading

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3 Keys for Navigating the Job Search Maze

October 16, 2017

Have you ever been, or even felt, utterly lost? A few years ago, 2011 to be exact, I was headed to Phil Campbell, Alabama to help following the E5 tornado that devastated that town. Having never been there before and … Continue reading

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If Only Finding Your Next CFO Position was This Easy!

October 3, 2017

I just saw another CFO organization jump into the “job board” postings game. If only finding your next Chief Finance role could be that easy. See a posting, send off your resume, get the job. Except, it’s not that easy … Continue reading

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The Proverbial Elevator Speech

September 13, 2017

Every time I hear the term “elevator speech,” it makes me cringe. I know it serves a purpose and I’ll talk about that in a minute, but most people use an elevator speech to talk “at” people – about themselves … Continue reading

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Don’t Do This to Your Network

September 6, 2017

If you have read any of my previous articles, you know I believe that a strong network is an integral part of the job search process, especially at the executive level. Strong is the operative word because anything less might … Continue reading

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Four Reasons for an Extended Job Search

August 31, 2017

In a recent phone conversation with a prospective CFO client, he asked me how long a job search might take. It’s a firebomb question, and the truth can be discouraging. It might take 3 months, 6 months, or more than … Continue reading

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Are You a CFO with the Goal of Being CEO?

August 28, 2017

I have thought for years that the Chief Financial Officer was a natural fit to step into the role of Chief Executive Officer, even before the expansion of the Finance Chief’s responsibilities. And while I still believe the facts support … Continue reading

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Are You a CFO with the Goal of Being CEO?

August 28, 2017

I have thought for years that the Chief Financial Officer was a natural fit to step into the role of Chief Executive Officer, even before the expansion of the Finance Chief’s responsibilities. And while I still believe the facts support … Continue reading

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Four Issues That Contribute To An Extended Job Search

August 15, 2017

You know that old adage … “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”? Such is my perspective on articles and books and courses that are titled something like … “How to Get Your Next Job in … Continue reading

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