Finance Professionals: Master the Art of Spotting High-Flying Companies in Your Career Hunt

By Rich Bond

When searching for your next finance role, don’t just chase the biggest paycheck. Pay attention to the sales trajectory of the company you’re considering.

Why?

Because an expanding company means soaring career opportunities for its employees. And who doesn’t want a chance to spread their wings and tackle new challenges?

On the other hand, if a company is stuck in a holding pattern, so too might be your career.

That’s why it’s critical to focus on unit sales growth, not just overall revenue.

As a seasoned financial recruiter, I’ve witnessed the impact of growth firsthand. Over 50% of the candidates I’ve placed are still with the same company after five years, many rising with a new title and expanded responsibilities.

Take my early client, a bottled water company. Over a decade, their sales skyrocketed from $1 billion to $4 billion. During that time, I placed 15 talented finance professionals within the company, and almost all of them went on to reach new heights.

But when the water market slowed, some of these high-flyers had to move on to keep their careers climbing.

So, next time you’re on the hunt, don’t settle for just any job. Find a company that’s on an upward trajectory and watch your career soar too!

And if you need a navigator, I’m always here to help chart your course to success!

 

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