Category Archives for How to Achieve More Career Success

What Will Be Different This Year?

The festive season is a time when many have a bit of downtime to reflect and recharge. At these times we often start to think about what we want to achieve in a new year. Maybe you have done something similar. And here is the reality. Most people talk a lot about what they would […]

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Career Success: Become A T Shaped Accountant

I am sure like me you have worked with some accountants who seemed to be almost effortlessly climbing the career ladder.  Or at least they did on the face of it.  We all know that people who get professionally qualified in accountancy or indeed in any profession are smart people.   Yet the reality is […]

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Are Accountants Missing Out On Job Opportunities?

This morning on twitter I came across a tweet from a CEO of a major organisation. The core of the tweet was that she was having trouble locating FDs on twitter in her sector. It got me thinking about whether accountants, particularly those in the public sector are making full use of the potential of […]

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How To Get Great Results From Your Continuing Professional Development

As someone who is a leader, you probably know that it is important to continually develop yourself. The pace of change and the demands on leaders mean that, rather than being a luxury, continuing professional development (CPD) is now a necessity. The trouble is, while people see spending money on plant and equipment as an […]

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Breaking the Career Glass Ceiling and Realising Your Professional Potential

Sometimes getting beyond a certain level in your career can feel like a huge struggle. One thing I do want to say to you is that you need to start viewing your career more like a marathon and less like a sprint. Let me share my own experiences with you whilst working in the accounting […]

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7 Contributors To A Successful Career In Accountancy

Having been in accounting and consulting roles for over 30 years, I have seen many people achieve great success in their career.  At the same time others have struggled.   Taking stock of what I have learned, I wanted to write an article highlighting what I see as the 7 top contributors to a successful […]

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5 Barriers That Might Be Stopping You Moving Forward In Your Career

As a highly competent and well qualified professional there is plenty of scope for you to achieve great results in your career. At the same time you may well be unconsciously putting barriers in the way to moving forward in your career. Barrier 1: Not Willing To Invest The Time Whether you like it or […]

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Standing Out In A Crowded Job Market

Working with accountants and other professionals on their career, one of the things that I notice is that the market while still fairly buoyant is challenging. I recently had the opportunity to interview financial recruitment specialist Phil Scott of AFRConsulting on how candidates can stand out in a crowded job market. You can listen to […]

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Climbing The Career Ladder: 7 Essentials

Many professional people start out on their career journey with high hopes and great intentions. They may make some progress to start with and then get stuck. So if you are a professional person who wants to get on in their career, what’s essential to your success? Know What You Want Let’s be honest how […]

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Taking Control Of Your Career And Achieving More Success

As a highly talented professional person you know that you have the potential to go far in your career.  Despite having real potential, many professional people fail to fulfil their potential. It is really easy to fall into the trap of being passive when it comes to your career.  You might have the view that […]

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