Category: Career Management

2019 Outlook for the CSO/CISO Role

What You Need to Know this Year to Level Up as a Chief (Information) Security Officer Like most C-Suite functions, the CSO role is evolving, having first appeared as the position overseeing security within the information-technology function. CSO is used

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2019 Outlook for the CIO Role

What You Need to Know this Year to Level Up as a Chief Information Officer In the past, regard and expectations for CIOs have been a bit underwhelming, with some even joking that CIO stands for “Career Is Over.” Those

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2019 Outlook for the CMO Role

What You Need to Know this Year to Level Up as a Chief Marketing Officer “Growth” is the watchword for today’s CMOs. With some experts characterizing CMOs as “Chief Growth Officers,” the growth imperative is increasingly expected of this role.

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2019 Outlook for the CFO Role

What You Need to Know this Year to Level Up as a Chief Finance Officer Largely driven by advances in technology, the CFO role has changed dramatically in recent years. Corporate portfolio management and capital allocation are among the areas

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Reinvention: Options for Reinvention (Part 2 of 2)

This is Part 2 of a two-part series on career reinvention for senior-level executives. Part 1 explores a dozen key activities for reinvention. As we saw in Part 1 of this series, the desire for reinvention often springs from discontent,

Reinvention: A Dozen Keys to Reinvention (Part 1 of 2)

This is Part 1 of a two-part series on career reinvention for senior-level executives. Part 2 explores various reinvention options. If you’ve had a “Peggy Lee” moment as a senior executive, in which you asked yourself, “Is that all there

Before You Accept That Job Offer: Learn as Much as You Can about the Prospective Employer’s Organizational Culture

You’ve received an excellent and tempting job offer. You want to accept. All the terms look promising. But you don’t know as much as you want to about what it’s like to work for this employer. How to research? To

6 Tips for Successfully Responding to Brainteaser Interview Questions

Brainteaser questions require you to answer an unusual or abstract question and develop a suitable answer based on logic, analysis and hypothesis. They are used to assess your capability to solve a complex problem. In many cases, you are not

Finalizing Your Contact and Follow-up Strategy for Recruiters

Once you select your target recruiters, you must build a campaign to contact them. No one right way exists to contact recruiters; each is different, and each situation is different. Having the right materials, using the right methods, having the

Criteria to Consider in Choosing Recruiters

The final step before beginning to contact recruiters is to think through just what kind of recruiter is best suited for your position search. Here are some criteria to consider: Retained vs. contingency. As a general rule, you will get