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Lies and Resumes - A Lethal Combination

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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’s the End-of-the-Year Job Search Season

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Many of my colleagues list things job seekers should do during the holiday season, but as a CFO ... what should you avoid? Here’s a “don’t list” for Chief Financial Officer job search candidates.

Thinking Big(ger)

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I have listened to the Reach Interview with Michael Port, author of “Book Yourself Solid.” It’s the book that got me seriously thinking about niching and branding my business.

Different Question - Same Answer

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Tear Down the Networking Barrier

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Networking-for-a-Job Mistakes

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I listened in horror as a friend of mine related this story. The gentleman is not a Finance Chief. He’s not even a finance executive. But he is a director-level professional, which in the world of networking apparently means nothing. He needs a job and that drove his networking faux pas.

Purple Cows and Ever-Changing Chameleons

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At the FEI Dallas chapter meeting in June, I talked about the difference between Purple Cows and Chameleons. What are you? And, why does it matter? For candidates generally and for Finance Chiefs specifically, it matters greatly!

The Recruiter In-and-Around ... Think Twice

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I’ve covered this topic before. Probably numerous times. But like the old CPA vs. non-CPA topic, it just never seems to go away permanently.

I Have to Know You to Refer You

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Two recent contacts made me think – again – about the perception of “casualness” that pervades social media. There is no question that social media can create a casual atmosphere; and in some situations, it is appropriate and even welcomed.

The Foul Language Problem

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Or, perhaps better stated, the consequences of throwing out cuss words in a public arena. And while this is my perspective, it’s not just my perspective.