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The Quality of the CFO Candidate Value Proposition: Whose Responsibility Is It?

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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?

Recruiter Relationships

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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.

The Resume Evolution

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The Wall Street Journal published an article entitled “No More Resumes, Say Some Firms.” While the title is a little exaggerated, I can safel

The Brand is King ... for CFOs, too

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You probably know that I’m an avid reader, which is how I provide such great information to my Facebook business page and Linked In group.

The Influencing CFO

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It truly is a great time to be a Chief Financial Officer. Sure, the pressure is great, but so is the influence. Here’s a quote from “CFO Influence on the Rise” from CFO.com:

Reputation Management

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"The biggest lesson I've learned in 20 years of consulting is that leaders need to know what others are saying about them, or risk losing their job.”

I couldn’t agree more. Where I do disagree, though, is on the methodology. How many people do you know who will really tell you the unvarnished, un-sugar-coated truth when you ask them?

Linked In for CFOs

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My friend and colleague CFO Search Expert Samuel Dergel provided his insights around CFOs using Linked In in his blog.

A Costly Cup of Free Water

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Has anyone NOT seen the Youtube video of the Vante (well, now former) CFO/Treasurer boasting about how he was going to abuse the drive-thru window clerk at Chick-fil-A upon picking up his FRE

Email Insanity

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One of my blog posts focused on the challenges of using a home phone number on your resume. But, what about your email address? That ... may prove to be an even bigger issue for CFOs and Finance Executives.

The Dangers of Using a Home Phone Number

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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 up the phone. And actually, you might not think it was funny either ... if you found out about it.