The fine line

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To call or not to call, that is the question. To write or not to write, that is the question. When is enough, enough? (Or perhaps you should just show up in person and demand to see someone?) At what point do you move from showing your persistence and tenacity to just being a pest?Well, th...

Feb 06, 2023

By Matt Bud, The FENG

Miles of bad advice

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If there is any one thing that is consistent among senior executives who are in the job market for the first time in many years, it is their inability to distinguish between good and bad advice.The simple story is that if you hear it from me, Marty Latman or Bruce Lynn it is good advice. I...

Mar 30, 2023

By Matt Bud, The FENG

A cut in pay

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Probably one of the most upsetting and disappointing aspects of searching for a new job when you are “well experienced” is the need to consider positions for which the compensation is considerably less than your last job.I suppose it is part of our mind set as accountants that we tend to v...

May 04, 2023

By Matt Bud, The FENG

I will work for food

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I’m sure some of you have been seriously considered for jobs that paid less than you were previously earning. As an experienced sailor would tell you; any port in a storm.Unfortunately, there is always a bit of disbelief coming from across the table that ANYONE would work for less than the...

Jan 31, 2022

By Matt Bud, The FENG

Reinventing yourself

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Much as I hate using cliché phrases as the one above, I don’t really know if there is a better one to describe the process of self-examination that is required when faced with looking for another “work opportunity.”(I call them work opportunities instead of jobs, because they don’t general...

Nov 06, 2023

By Matt Bud, The FENG

This is no time to blend

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In the movie “My Cousin Vinny” starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei there is a very funny scene at the beginning of the movie when they arrive in a small Alabama town from New York City, the dialogue for which goes like this:Vinny Gambini: What are you wearing?Mona Lisa Vito: What?Vinny Gam...

Apr 24, 2022

By Matt Bud, The FENG

Arrested but not convicted

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We have had speakers at over the years at our meetings here in Connecticut and each in their own way has brought up the subject of having an explanation as to why you are looking for another job.I have always felt that it was a waste of your valuable time to provide an explanation in your ...

May 01, 2022

By Matt Bud, The FENG