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I am in the process of seeking for another job and l need to re write my resume for l have been in the current job for 4 years. Does anyone know resume resources available that will not cost too much? Also l currently serve as Chief Financial Officer in a non-profit and l will appreciate any lead for job opportunities from you all. Thanks FA

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Topic Expert
Keith Perry
Title: Director of Global Accounting
Company: Agrinos, Inc.
(Director of Global Accounting, Agrinos, Inc.) |

Try Beyond.com

Patrick Conroy
Title: VP Forensic Accounting Division
Company: Western Reserve Mediation & Arbitration ..
(VP Forensic Accounting Division, Western Reserve Mediation & Arbitration Associates) |

Suggest you join the FENG as you are a senior financial executive. http://thefeng.org/

Best of luck to you.

Topic Expert
Dana Price
Title: Vice President, M&A
Company: McGraw Hill Education
(Vice President, M&A, McGraw Hill Education) |

Are you a memeber of the FEI? Resume writing seems to be running in the $700 range when I was looking a few months ago. I decided to use my network instead, so it only cost me a few beers and a dinner. As a CFO I am sure you have smart people you know who would only be too happy to help. Make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date- take a class on that as well to maximize your exposure.

Anonymous User
Title: CFO
Company: Local Government Agency
(CFO, Local Government Agency) |

LinkedIn data mines and is full of risks on many levels, the same as all the other "social networks". They aren't doing this for free you know!

BTDT

Topic Expert
Mike Caruana
Title: Director of Financial Services
Company: Diamond Resorts International
(Director of Financial Services, Diamond Resorts International) |

I agree that FENG and FEI are great places to network and stay abreast of the latest. And Dana is spot on! You probably already know several people that you can tap into for direction/help/resources.

I would also suggest talking to some local executive recruiters. They're always looking for qualified execs, are well connected, will critique your resume/profile during your discussions (take notes), and have resume/job hunting resources they're usually very happy to share (upon request.)

Topic Expert
Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations, RBA Consulting) |

A couple of thoughts.

First, just ask people in your network to share their resume - especially people who hold jobs similar to what you are seeking. This will give you a sense of content.

Second, I agree with Mike - ask recruiters you know for some examples of good resumes. Ask them why it's so good.

Third, you need to write your resume for both people and the database. See the blog post below for the database.

Fourth, use Proformative to improve your resume - see post below.

Fifth, you the skills you use daily to make your pitch and resume effective - see below.

Hope this helps

Mark

Resume - For Database Only
https://www.proformative.com/blogs/mark-richards/2011/08/26/great-resume-tip-words-database-%E2%80%98eyes%E2%80%99-only

How to Use Proformative to improve your Resume
https://www.proformative.com/blogs/mark-richards/2011/02/09/using-proformative-improve-your-resume

Rewrite Your Pitch with the Most Used Skills from Your Work
https://www.proformative.com/blogs/mark-richards/2010/11/09/rewrite-your-pitch-most-used-skill-your-work

Anthony Pascente
Title: CFO
Company: TWFG Financial Services
(CFO, TWFG Financial Services) |

I agree about the suggestions for the FENG, however please note that you need somebody to sponsor you. When I joined it was two members not sure if it's the same now.

Good luck.

Mark Matheny
Title: VP - FInancial Planning and Analysis
Company: Novolex (formerly Hilex Poly)
(VP - FInancial Planning and Analysis, Novolex (formerly Hilex Poly)) |

Outplacement firms are another source.

Julie Adelman
Title: Controller
Company: NuScale Power, LLC
(Controller, NuScale Power, LLC) |

jobjenny.com

Doreen Dennis
Title: Manager General Accounting
Company: STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
(Manager General Accounting, STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) |

I do agree with all the comments seen so far and would like to emphasize the need to create your own resume in terms of the content. No other person will be able to spell out your achievements as you can. Having said that, after you have your contents I would suggest you have a professional firm (e.g careerperfect.com) do the presentation and formatting (which can be time consuming) for very little.

Good luck.

Susan Howard
Title: Business Advisor
Company: Employers Resources Plus
LinkedIn Profile
(Business Advisor, Employers Resources Plus) |

Try your local Human Resource Association. They are experts at reading resumes and I'm sure they will have a member that would be willing to help you at no cost. You can find your local chapter by going to SHRM.org and searching for the chapter in your area.
If you have no luck there, send me an email and I'll help
HRSusanatEmployersResourcesPlus [dot] com

Good Luck

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