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Susan Scott
Title: HR Manager
Company: Private
(HR Manager at Private)
Since this is not a job interview, although this question does get asked in interviews, please try to answer without regard to how it may reflect upon you. I know, that is not easy! I'll start things off. On the most basic level, I enjoy talking with people. My job...
Anonymous Member
(Business Coordinator)
I have gotten myself into a bad career situation that I don't know how to move on from. I left a job in December because I felt that I didn't have growth opportunities in the position. I took a position that promised to be a step up, but turned out to be a glorified...
Anonymous Member
I've been asked this question a few times at interviews.  I know that a good answer depends on the job but I was curious what others might say.  Assume position is a VP/CFO position at a small/medium size private company.
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Carol Hlabiso
Title: Accountant
Company: X-class Pty(Ltd)
(Accountant at X-class Pty(Ltd))
I have a bcomm degree and now studying towards CIMA. I want to be a business consultant. Is it possible to avoid working in a consulting firm and just open my own practice and learn the ropes from there?
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Aaron Packeys
Title: Finance Manager
Company: Metropolitan Health Insurance Group
(Finance Manager at Metropolitan Health Insurance Group)
Thread on Quora "What are a few pieces of unique career advice that nobody ever mentions?"
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Hassan Mesha
Title: Finance manager
Company: Overseas Travel Bureau
(Finance manager at Overseas Travel Bureau)
And what steps do you recommend taking to become a CFO?
Anonymous Member
(Sr. Accounting Manager)
I know some are going to say "you have to answer honestly." I understand that point of view. It sounds like a great answer if it's not your problem. What if the honest answer to  "have you ever been fired or asked to resign" virtually guarantees...
Anonymous Member
(Finance Manager)
Currently as Finance Manager in the private health insurance space, I am being considered for the position of GM-Finance in the general insurance space. As part of the interview process I am required to make a 5-10 minute powerpoint presentation on "HOW TO MANAGE...
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: Executive Director
Company: The CFO Alliance
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(Executive Director at The CFO Alliance)
Constructing and refining an elevator pitch are about as much fun as writing a resume, but the risk of not having and delivering one can keep your career on ice. I work with Purdue students via mock interviews and one thing there are always “supposed to” convey...
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Bright Habita
Title: Management Accountant
Company: KPF
(Management Accountant at KPF)
I am currently studying CIMA and I want to become a renowned management consultant. I want to know the courses I can take to achieve my aim. Thanks
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Christie Jahn
Title: CFO
Company: Atlantic Wireless Communications
(CFO at Atlantic Wireless Communications)
I was reading an article about having less time to do things personally, as a result of working more hours during the work week. I attend a monthly peer group where we discuss business related material and create monthly "To Do's" that we are held accountable...
Anonymous Member
I am considering seeing a new position with reduced hours due to family obligations. My current auditor knows I am stressed at my current job due to long hours and trying to provide more support to a disabled sibling and mother. Would it be inadvisable to seek advice or...
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I am currently a college student and graduate this summer with my associates. In the fall I will be attending Cal State Fullerton for my ba in business administration. I have the option to choose a focus: management, finance, accounting, etc. Which focus should I choose? I...
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Sadam Ubeidat
Title: Senior Accountant
Company: Mezzan Jordan Industries
(Senior Accountant at Mezzan Jordan Industries)
I signed up for a new job as a financial controller, The problem is I have never been in that position before, and I will be the first one to fill this position in the company, because this position just created recently by the company. Even so I have good experience in...
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Chris Shumate
Title: Accounting Manager
Company: Dominion Development Group, LLC
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(Accounting Manager at Dominion Development Group, LLC)
There are several corporate finance job titles. Among them are CFO, Treasurer, VP of Finance, Director of Finance, Director of Accounting, Director of Financial Reporting, Corporate Controller, Controller, Divisional Controller, and this doesn’t even include their...
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Vman Sam
Title: Mechanical Eng
Company: Worley
(Mechanical Eng at Worley)
Hi All, I am Canadian Engineer working in Pennsylvania in the Engineering and Construction industry with projects in O&G, Power Plants, Chemical Facilites, etc. I am considering attending a top 20 or 50 Online partime MBA (like Tepper, UNC, Kelley, or Penn State) VS. a...
Anonymous Member
(Director of Finance)
I have my annual review with the CEO of the company next week and I have expressed that I am looking for a title promotion. Here's a little background. I work for a very, young company (4-5 yrs old, 35 employees). I started there 3 years ago and was reporting to the CFO...
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Chris Holtzer
Title: Senior Manager - Strategic Analysis
Company: Sargento
(Senior Manager - Strategic Analysis at Sargento)
This is a piggy back off of another thread, which you can find here: . One of the reasons training budgets and efforts have been so slashed is because people don't spend a career with one...
Anonymous Member
(Finance Director)
I have to make a choice between a VP Finance role with an old stable company in a volatile technology sector vs a Controller/Finance Director role at an internet startup with good potential. The VP Finance role will play an important role in trying to grow the company and...
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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
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(President & CFO at
We've all been there... rejected by a potential employer... but sometimes you have to scratch your head.... Be the reason real, imagined, correct or with wild abandonment, some of us have gotten the craziest rejection letters. So let's have some levity.  What...