A silver bullet

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Ah, if only there were such a thing when it came to job search. Alas, there isn’t.From time to time I get emails asking about the various “blood suckers,” who claim to provide variations on outplacement. They profess to be able to do either mass mailings, mass emailings or the ability to t...


Aug 29, 2021

By Matt Bud, The FENG

Candidate Marketing Agreements

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In last night’s newsletter there was a job posting from a search firm requesting applications for a Vice President of Finance for a publicly traded healthcare organization. One of our members who responded to this posting received a boilerplate letter back indicating that while he wasn’t a...


Jul 25, 2017

By Matt Bud, The FENG

A silver bullet

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Ah, if only there were such a thing when it came to job search. Alas, there isn’t. From time to time I get emails asking about the various “blood suckers,” who claim to provide variations on outplacement. They profess to be able to do either mass mailings, mass emailings or the ability to ...


Aug 26, 2018

By Matt Bud, The FENG

Confusing tools with a cure

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I saw an article many years ago that went on at length about the dissatisfaction folks had with outplacement firms.While I’m not a big fan of everything outplacement firms teach, it is vitally important that anyone who wants to work until THEY want to stop, learn about this whole job searc...


Sep 16, 2021

By Matt Bud, The FENG

Crawling out from under their rocks

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Every once in a while I get a note from one of our members about folks who are promising to find him/her a job by waving their magic wand. I can almost see these so called miracle workers crawling out from under the rocks they call home. You would think that exposure to sunlight would kill...


Oct 16, 2018

By Matt Bud, The FENG

Silver bullets and the tooth fairy

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From time to time I get inquiries about the services of career consulting firms. (Please understand I am not talking about recognized and well respected outplacement firms such as Right Management and Lee Hecht Harrison, nor am I talking about a few individual Career Coaches who are known ...


Sep 13, 2020

By Matt Bud, The FENG

Rejected out of hand

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If there is one thing that is certain about us financial types it is that we always know the answer. Ask us a question and it isn’t long before we are well into the “primarily due to’s and partially offset by’s.” Yet, this major strength of ours and important skill set is an impediment to ...


Aug 10, 2017

By Matt Bud, The FENG