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Michelle
Michelle
3/31/2018 11:42:45 PM
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Re: Digital CFO ==> ?
@Joe The hiring portals are awful. Terrible to use as an applicant and just as bad as a hiring authority. Classic enterprise software?? Gaming the platform just to get a second look is brutal. You could resort to classic networking to be seen. Networking isn't always a possibility when you consider moving to a new state, for example. 

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vnewman
vnewman
3/27/2018 10:22:43 AM
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Re: Digital CFO ==> ?
@mpouraryan. For his private school admittance, I had to write an essay explaining my goals for my 5 year-old sonsís education. Those two things are basically what I said at the end to sum it up. I was him to learn how to be adaptable and flexible in an ever-changing and uncertain world.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
3/27/2018 2:42:38 AM
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Re: Digital CFO ==> ?
I would only humbly suggest this:  the need to be adaptable and flexible is at the heart of it which is an implicit message of what you've noted--especially in this era where an estimated 800 Million People are slated to be "out of a job"....

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vnewman
vnewman
3/25/2018 11:28:52 PM
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Re: Digital CFO ==> ?
@Joe - I recently read that less than 20 percent of the workforce is employed in the field they got their degree in. Amazing, no? My Bachelorís Degree is in Business Administration and my Masterís is in Industrial-Organizational Psychology which included studies in Org Development, HR, and Training. In the real world, training basically became computer training which is how I fell into technology. Everyone assumes I have degrees in Computer Science at the office. This is fun - who else wants to chime in with their story?

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
3/22/2018 10:57:28 AM
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Re: Digital CFO ==> ?
@Ariella: Agreed. And the issue has been made worse with automation and those online hiring portals like Taleo and Brassring. Now applying for jobs is a matter of gaming the system. Independent recruiters experienced in these systems are known to puff up an applicant's resume to 10 pages simply to ensure they hit all the keyword green lights! Then when the actual hiring manager has to sit down and review the applicant's resume and profile, he or she is boggled by the amount of content to sift through.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
3/22/2018 10:54:05 AM
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Re: Digital CFO ==> ?
@vnewman: Indeed. My degrees are in theatre and law. And yet substantial portions of my living come from (1) writing and (2) corporate communications (marketing/PR/etc.). I don't have a degree in English, journalism, or marketing. (Of course, I will say that both my theatre education and my law education improved my writing ability.)

Meanwhile, two of the best marketers I know do not have marketing degrees. One of them has a bunch of industry-relevant degrees. The other has a degree in psychology. And, indeed, product knowledge and psychology are probably more relevant to marketing expertise than the coursework of an actual marketing degree!

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
3/22/2018 10:49:09 AM
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Re: Digital CFO ==> ?
@Ariella: What a rare attitude for a recruiter! In my experience, recruiters are generally not so imaginative -- and want to find as close a match as possible to the on-paper job-description and qualification attributes that were mostly made up on the fly.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
3/21/2018 9:31:59 AM
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Re: Digital CFO ==> ?
@elizabethv: Indeed, somebody has to do the dirty work! Otherwise, the whole company goes down the drain. They need to take the hiring plunge!

ha-chah-chah-chah...

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
3/21/2018 9:30:38 AM
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Re: Digital CFO ==> ?
@vnewman: Yeah, but then it gets to be too many oligarchies and boards of directors and advisory boards instead of too many C-suiters.

Or, in meme terms: "Yo dawg, I heard you like boards, so I gave your board a board so it can direct while it directs."

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vnewman
vnewman
3/20/2018 9:29:02 PM
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Re: Digital CFO ==> ?
@Ariella. You bring up a great point with regard to HR and standard operating procedures. True job descriptions require someone in HR to do an in-depth analysis of the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed for a person to perform their job successfully. A true job analysis rarely happens today. In its place, folks in human resources typically copy job descriptions off of the Internet, ask a supervisor what they think the job entails, or just take their best guess. Ineffective to say the least.

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