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LinkedIn vs. Resume – The discussion continues

CFO Coach Cindy Kraft blogged CFOs and LinkedIn, the Evolution. The blog discusses the story of a recruitment firm that would only be focusing on working with CFOs that have a LinkedIn Profile. My readers will know that I am a big proponent of LinkedIn for CFOs (or any other executive). You can read my … Continue reading

CFOs need to understand these HR numbers.

I was interviewed last week on DriveThruHR with Brian Wempen. (You can listen to the interview here). We discussed the relationship between Human Resources and Finance. Being that the audience was mostly HR people, I challenged these HR people to understand how to become valuable to the CFO and the Finance Team. This week, I … Continue reading

How a Recruiter sees a Candidate (You may not like the analogy)

I thoroughly enjoyed a posting this week by my friend Bruce Powell from IQ Partners in Toronto titled What To Say (And NOT To Say) When A Headhunter Calls. He gave excellent and practical tips that can be very helpful to people that are either actively looking for their next opportunity, or open to hearing … Continue reading

1 key difference between your LinkedIn Profile and Resume

I have written about whether a CFO (or any executive) needs a Resume in addition to their LinkedIn Profile. I made the point that a resume isn’t always necessary. My friend Cindy Kraft disagreed with me. We can both be right at the same time, can’t we? While LinkedIn Profiles are great for building personal brand and getting … Continue reading

The best time of the year to hire is…

… Summer. Most people would think that summer is the worst time to hire because people are on vacation and business slows down over the summer months. From my experience, summer is the best time to hire. Executives are spending less time in meetings. They have time do the important things they haven’t had time … Continue reading

The Value of “Thank You”

Most parents drill their children to say “thank you” when receiving something from someone. People that meet children judge their parents favorably when the children are polite and say “thank you”. There is a good chance as a child your parents ‘strongly suggested’ you write Thank You Cards for birthday and other gifts received from … Continue reading

Does a CFO Need a Résumé?

Focus has its benefits. So does the world of social media. Working in Executive Search, I have focused on delivering human resources of the financial kind to companies for over 11 years now. For the past couple of years, I have put significant time into a sustained and targeted social media effort to let companies … Continue reading

Why work with Stanton Chase to hire your next CFO?

CFO Search is a topic that I am passionate about, and have written about before touching on topics such as: 4 Reasons you should use an Executive Search Firm when hiring your CFO When hiring a CFO, is LinkedIn the place to look? How do you replace your CFO? New CFOs and the Entrepreneurial CEO – How to … Continue reading

CFOs & Recruiters, Redux

My friend Cindy Kraft wrote a blog yesterday called “Recruiter Relationships“. The topic is near and dear to me, so I had to comment as I couldn’t help myself. You can read my comments on Cindy’s blog and add to it if you’d like. The topic of CFOs and their relationships with recruiters is not … Continue reading

Where do CFOs Move the Most?

When we started the CFO Moves Blog in September 2011, our goal was to track CFO Movements (Hires, ‘Unhires’ and Appointments) across the United States on a weekly basis. Our information comes to us from news releases and articles, as well as information provided to us by companies and CFOs. The information reported weekly is … Continue reading

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