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Kvetches from the Trenches - Job Seeker Complaints [Q1 2011]

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Being a mid-level financial manager looking for work in this market is still tough. It has been for a while. When we have heart to heart discussions with these capable people, we hear many complaints. Here are some of them.

Complaints about Companies:

Companies are low-balling: Candidates feel that companies are taking advantage, and paying less for…


Added by Samuel Dergel - CFO2Grow on March 10, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Business is my Sports, and I am a Talent Scout

In a previous post (Want to become a successful CFO?...) I discussed how I love to follow business. For the longest time I've said that business is my sports.

That is not to say I don't have a favorite sports team (Go Habs) or mourn for the nostalgia of what could have been (R.I.P. Expos), it's just that if sports was not a part of my life, it wouldn't be a great loss.

I do follow business like some people follow sports. I… Continue

Added by Samuel Dergel - CFO2Grow on February 24, 2011 at 11:45am — No Comments

You’re on LinkedIn. Now what?

You’ve heard your colleagues talk about LinkedIn. You’ve heard that it is indispensable to your professional career to be on LinkedIn. So you gave it a shot, signed up, put your profile up and connected with some people you know.

Now you’re sitting back and asking yourself - “Is that all there is to this? I don’t understand. There must be more.”

There is…

Added by Samuel Dergel - CFO2Grow on January 11, 2011 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Why companies have unfilled jobs

My fellow blogger, Cindy Kraft of CFO-Coach, was kind enough to ask me my thoughts on this topic, which she blogged about.

Her starting point was a recent SmartBrief poll, in which 72.5% of surveyed companies indicated they had unfilled openings.

My first impression on seeing the poll was…


Added by Samuel Dergel - CFO2Grow on December 15, 2010 at 5:54pm — 2 Comments


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