Anthony, 40

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Blog by The Career Passion® Coach

88% Controller

Title: Controller

Situation: Anthony’s career derailed when he was lured into a start-up consulting firm. He was acting as CFO to clients, while also teaching junior accountants on his team. He needed experienced staff, but his company refused to pay more than $15 per hour for new hires. He was caught on a 60-hour-a-week treadmill, with no hope in sight.

Strategy: We focused his work history on a prior consulting job where Anthony felt he had truly grown his clients. We crafted great STAR stories, proving his experience as a controller. He landed a new job as CFO with an investment firm, managing a staff of experienced accounting professionals.

New Position: Director of finance

Days in Search: 34

Old Salary: $85K

New Salary: $160K (88% Increase)