The Biggest Challenges In Creating Your CV and How To Overcome Them

Your CV is a key document in helping you to land your next job. A good CV will get you more job interview invitations. While this might seem really obvious it can often be a challenge to create a good CV. So what are some of the biggest challenges in creating your CV and how do you overcome […]

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3 Things That Will Help You To Be Better At Presenting As A Finance Professional

If you work in Finance, you will have to make presentations to those in the wider business. Sometimes these will be in small group meetings where they are slightly less formal. Other times it might be to a much larger audience. These days with more and more hybrid working, it’s likely that you will have to present online […]

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How To Maximise The Value of What You Communicate As A Finance Business Partner

If you’re a finance business partner or even a management accountant, communication of financial information is vitally important. Chances are you produce lots of reports. You may have been providing these reports for a long time. So they must be of value then, right? Not necessarily. I was watching a YouTube video from Andi Lonnen on what to communicate. The big […]

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It Makes A Massive Difference In Job Interviews

Job interviews are part and parcel of you climbing the accounting career ladder. They are by nature slightly strange. You as the candidate are being asked lots of questions. Equally you are trying to get a sense of whether the role and organisation you are interviewing with feels right for you. There’s an added problem. For most accountants, it’s not […]

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Not Better or Worse Just Different

Once in a while I speak to accountants who are anxious about their career to date. Specifically that the sector they have worked in for a while may well be restricting their chances of moving forward in their career. It’s easy to understand that feeling, especially if you are finding it a bit of a struggle to […]

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How To Make Sure You Are The Best Candidate In The Job Interview And Not Just On Paper

I’m sure anyone who has ever recruited staff will be familiar with this scenario. You receive applications. You go through them and create a shortlist of those you would like to meet for interview. Within the group you have shortlisted, there might be one or two who you really look like they would be ideal for the job. It’s […]

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You Need To Be More Strategic

You’re a finance professional. In a review meeting with your boss, you get some feedback that you need to be more strategic. You nod, leave the meeting and scratch your head. Maybe you start to do a bit of research and find that rather than helps you figure out what to do, just creates more confusion. Here’s the thing […]

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The Hardest Part Of Landing Your Next Accounting Job

As a highly skilled and experienced accountant, you would expect that the process of landing your next accounting job would be pretty straightforward. Of course the reality is very different. I’ve seen people at all levels struggle with landing their next job. When I was building my career in accounting and finance, I too had struggles at different […]

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Don’t Rest On Your Achievements So Far If You Want To Build A Successful Career In Accounting

It’s always great to read on social media about someone completing their professional accounting exams. From time to time there will be the post that pops up in my feed from someone who is a prize winner. Huge achievements, whether a prize winner or not. Of course, while getting professionally qualified in accounting is an important milestone, it […]

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Go Into Every Job Interview With These Five Points At The Forefront Of Your Mind

You have made it through the shortlisting stage. The all important email or phone call comes inviting you to interview. Now the odds of you getting the job have shortened significantly. However, there’s still plenty to do to convert the job interview into a job offer. For that reason it’s important to keep the following at the forefront of […]

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