When job hunting you can't take back a less-than-impressive career stop, but you can inflate the odds that it won't happen again.
Companies with CFO openings and candidates for those posts both have good reasons these days for taking a conservative approach.
Here are four key tips for getting and staying on the radar screens of financial-executive recruiters.
While serving on a board is often thought of as a late-career event, if you don't start working toward it much sooner it likely won't happen.
Being a good CFO candidate requires a different skill set than being a good CFO does.
The CFO of a mid-size company who desires to move up to the top finance role at a Fortune 100 firm may have to take on a lesser role first.
Inadequate training for mid-level finance managers leaves companies fighting to fill senior posts.
Finance and accounting staff may need to do some self-investigation to avoid an existential career crisis.
For CFOs who may be of a mind to hook up with a private equity-backed company, open your eyes wide and tread very carefully.
Are you the type who communicates with recruiters only when you're looking for a job? Take note: It may harm your career.