All posts by Duncan Brodie

The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Be A Better Business Partner

What’s the number one thing you can do to be a better finance business partner? From my perspective and from talking to literally hundreds of people in workshops, the one thing that’s going to make the biggest difference to you being a more effective business partner is to spend more time out in the business. Understanding the […]

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Being A Better Business Partner

Business partnering in finance and other functional areas like IT, procurement and HR is becoming more and more common. This is in part being driven by advances in technology. But also by functional professionals themselves wanting more rewarding work. And let’s not forget the changing demands of business itself. Of course being a business partner is a whole lot […]

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Add This To Make Your CV Stand Out

Hi it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this short video, I want to talk about the number one thing that I see that’s missing from the vast majority of CVs that I look up from accountants and professional people. And that is a lack of achievements. Now many people spend a lot of time listing […]

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Two Top Tips For Being Successful In Online Job Interviews

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. I want to talk very briefly about remote job interviews and what you need to do to overcome the struggles with remote job interviews. The first thing I would say to you is, accept the way it is right now. Job interviews remotely are the future for the foreseeable […]

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The #1 Reason Why Job Interviews Are A Struggle

Why are job interviews such a struggle for many accountants and professional people. I think one of the reasons is that people don’t identify enough potential questions and then write out answers to those questions ahead of a job interview. And as a result, what happens is they really struggle on the day and get rejected. When I […]

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Why You Might Be Your Biggest Barrier To Landing Your Next Job

At any time looking for and landing your next job is tough. Add in the uncertainty around COVID-19 and it adds another challenge. Employers, just like all of us don’t know what’s around the corner. They will be cautious in their approach. I’ve seen examples of interviews being cancelled at short notice. It can be frustrating. Equally organisations are dealing with […]

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How To Handle Questions In A Job Interview About A Lack of Experience

It’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this video, I want to talk a little bit about how to handle questions in a job interview about a lack of experience. Now, the first thing I’d say to you is if you are going into an interview and there’s an area where you don’t have the […]

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Add This To Your CV To Stand Out

Hi it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this short video, I want to talk about the number one thing that I see that’s missing from the vast majority of CVs that I look up from accountants and professional people. And that is a lack of achievements. Now many people spend a lot of time listing […]

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How To Answer Questions In Job Interviews

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this video, I want to talk about how to answer questions in job interviews. Because you see, one of the things I notice is that even amongst highly capable individuals whether accountants or other professionals, they can often struggle when it comes to answering questions in job […]

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10 Questions You Need To Be Ready For In An Accounting Job Interview

Job interviews are challenging. And so they should be in my view. It’s a big investment decision. The key to success in job interviews is being well prepared. Accounting job interviews are no different. So what are 10 questions you need to be ready for in an accounting job interview. #1 Tell me about your experience and why it’s relevant to […]

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