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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
  It’s easy for us to get heavily focused on our skill set as the primarily determinant as to whether we fit into a role.  We start with our resume that is summary of...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
  A frequent conversation I have with fellow candidates is the desire to seek employment in a smaller firm due to expected greater, ability to influence the outcome and generally...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
If you hear this question, it's the sure tip-off they should have spent more time preparing. “So tell me what your company does?” When I get this question, I start...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
  After two job searches, I’ve been through loads of interviews.  Here’s a few of the big mistakes I made, they may seem obvious, but often this is what we...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
  While it may seem like all those ‘finance types’ are alike, we’re actually not.  Neither are all the ‘marketing folks’, ‘engineering...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
Getting the truth in Job search can be a tough commodity to come by - here are some ideas on how you can create your own. Do you know the ‘truth’ during your search?...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
Actually, there may be several people who have the job you want. My advice is to contact them. Why? As the person in the chair they can offer you advice on how they got the role,...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
One of the best ways to ensure your network is there when you need it is also one of the simplest. You love to know how a story ends and your networking contacts are the same.  ...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
Job titles matter because they have a major impact on job search. Fact #1: Virtually every profile and resume is part of or placed into a searchable database Whether searching where...
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Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials)
The controversy is back. Should Chief Financial Officers be required to hold a CPA designation, or not? It began with a guest post on the FEI blog, with a couple of nightmares, I...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
Your pitch is the first step in motivating someone to act on your behalf... is it simple enough to be understood? We will all deliver our pitch hundreds of times during a job search...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
Your timing of when you deliver your story makes all the difference of whether or not a meeting is successful or not. A story or pitch is only effective once you’ve fully engaged...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
  A last minute call cancels a networking meeting.  You have another meeting close-by, but it does not make sense to drive home and back.  For whatever reason, you have...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
Have you ever wondered if being in-transition makes you less attractive in an interview?  The answer may be “Yes”, but not for the reasons you may think. My colleague...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
So much to tell in so little time...how do you fit it all in? Here's how to do it without coming across as dry as a FASB update. To data dump or not to data dump – that is...
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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 these...
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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, financial...
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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/HR reads...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
  A fellow member of the Candidates Chair LinkedIn group and friend, Lisa Yoon, called me about an article she was writing on this topic and asked what I did in the hour before an...
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Mark Richards
Title: VP of Finance & Operations
Company: RBA Consulting
(VP of Finance & Operations at RBA Consulting)
Networking is like any sport in that it is the practice before and after a match that gives you the best performance.   The chart below offers a view of where you create...