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Questions you may want to ask the CFOs

  1. How did you get started in your career?
  2. What has been the “aha moment” in your career?
  3. What job positions did you go through to get to your current position?
  4. What does a typical workday look like for you?
  5. What is your most important professional responsibility?
  6. What was the single most important thing you have learned throughout your career? (Professionally or personally)
  7. What are the most significant changes you see on the horizon with regards to your industry?
  8. What sort of obstacles arise when attempting to evoke change in your industry?
  9. What would you advise a college junior or senior to do to get started in a career like yours?
  10. What do you wish you had studied or had done more of in college?
  11. What professional certifications are expected or useful? (e.g. CFA, CFP)
  12. Do you recommend earning a graduate degree? If so, in what?
  13. How did you discover your strengths?
  14. How do you leverage your strengths in your career?
  15. If you had to use one word to describe your career what would it be? Why?
  16. How do I become the best possible candidate for a position in your field?
  17. Do you recommend any finance, accounting, or management books to become better prepared to enter your field?
  18. What kind of work/life balance do you have now? What was it like when you started your career?
  19. How did you discover ways to add value?
  20. Do you feel like you are helping the community by what you do?
  21. Do you recommend starting a career in your industry?
  22. If had to begin your career all over again, what would you do the same or differently?