Job Search & Networking

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Mark Pieper
(Director, SCS Finance at Premiere Healthcare Alliance)
Anyone have any advice for networking with PE firms whom may need CFO's for their portfolio companies?
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Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials)
A recent FENG newsletter contained this quote ... “Unfortunately the search process is more like a marathon than a sprint.” While the author was referring to the length...
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Mergis Group
Title: CEO
Company: The Mergis Group
(CEO at The Mergis Group)
With so many finance workers looking for jobs, many employers prefer to keep their open jobs on the “hidden market,” which means they may never be posted. While a...
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Samuel Dergel
Title: Director - Executive Search
Company: Stanton Chase International
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(Director - Executive Search at Stanton Chase International)
Dear Samuel, As CFO of a mid-sized manufacturing company, I find that I am always busy. If I’m not getting things off my To Do list, I’m being pulled into company...
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Anonymous
(VP Finance)
I'm a CFO looking for my next position. How much time should I spend on them vs. working my network, job ads, new networking, etc.?
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
  This is a great question recently asked on Proformative - thought I would put in here in the blog as well - since it's a very common one for people in search (employed...
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Mergis Group
Title: CEO
Company: The Mergis Group
(CEO at The Mergis Group)
You’ve landed an interview for a position that you really want. You’ve done your homework on the company, networked with insiders, and you’re current on the...
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Anonymous
(VP Finance/Corp Controller)
How can you get people to open your networking e-mail requests? People I thought would open these frequently don't. Am I missing something?
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Samuel Dergel
Title: Director - Executive Search
Company: Stanton Chase International
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(Director - Executive Search at Stanton Chase International)
This Blog was written by Saundra Lee of Dubin & Lee Many CFOs I talk to as an Accounting & Finance Headhunter are under the impression that they don’t need LinkedIn...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
Image via Wikipedia The first place your resume gets 'read' within either an external or internal recruiting department is their database. The only time a recruiter/...
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Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials)
It’s not a competition. And, job seekers, even “future” job seekers ... including Senior Finance Executives ... need both! What I’ve heard from my clients in...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
  Before my networking meetings, my wife usually asks me “Why are you meeting them?”   You should be asking yourself that same question.  In fact,...
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Anonymous
(Board of Directors, Audit Committee Chai..)
I have been in interview mode for about 8 months. How do I refresh from this process so that I don't start to sound like a "canned speech". I am networking and in interviews, phone...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
  You have heard “You don’t have industry experience” when looking at a role.  Take heart, it can happen as I have worked in commercial travel,...
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Anonymous
(Board of Directors, Audit Committee Chai..)
I hear often that 50 is the magic number, where employers may not want to hire you. I am just as good as I was when I was 30, probably better. How do I communicate this and do I need...
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Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials)
Long searches, short stints, and position experience vs. industry experience. That pretty much sums up what’s going on nationally for Chief Financial Officer careers today....
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
  There are loads of sites out there related to job search, here’s a couple that I frequently recommend to others (in alphabetical order, not priority).  I like...
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Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials)
I prefer to think I’m selective and strategic, though, because here are a few things I just don’t do ... -- Accept canned invitations to connect on Linked In (except...
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Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials)
Instead of going more traditional routes for solving particular problems, try to think of other ways you might connect with the solutions you need. A recent post by Amber Singleton...