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  • Favorite Questions of Finance Recruiters

    Perhaps you've heard these three questions already, or perhaps you'd like to prepare yourself in case you hear them soon. February 3, 2006

  • How to Clean Up Your Digital Dirt

    According to a recent survey of executive recruiters, 75 percent use search engines to uncover information about candidates, and 26 percent have eliminated candidates because of information found online. January 20, 2006

  • Find Out What References Are Really Saying about You

    Employers, recruiters, and background-screening firms are checking out job candidates more thoroughly than ever. Be upfront with potential employers, but consider doing a background check on yourself, and be prepared to counter negative remarks. December 23, 2004

  • Interim CFOs: Headed Up, or Out?

    A temporary CFO who doesn't land the job permanently raises a ''yellow flag,'' not a red one. October 29, 2004

  • Prospecting for Your Next Job

    If you find yourself stuck in a job-hunting rut, it may be time to start digging somewhere else. In other words, stop merely looking for a job and start actively prospecting for one. October 22, 2004

  • Switching Industries

    A new survey reports that 75 percent of all finance executives looking for new jobs are seeking new sectors. August 1, 2004

  • What Goes Around, Comes Around

    At New Directions, finance executives who volunteer to teach job-hunting skills have been finding that the benefits are not simply a one-way street. June 25, 2004

  • Outsource Yourself to a Former Employer

    Longing to join that crowd of free agents, but don't know where you'd turn to find that crucial first client? Take a look around your office. Tip number 1: Don't be overly grateful to your boss. May 14, 2004

  • Bouncing Back

    The economy may be on the mend, but for financial executives, the job opportunities aren't so great. April 9, 2004

  • Body-Language Tactics That Sway Interviewers

    Posture, eye contact, and other nonverbal communication can speak volumes about your feelings and attitudes. Here's how to impress hiring managers with mannerisms that project confidence and enthusiasm. January 30, 2004

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