Is It A Good Idea To Pursue Accounting Job Opportunities On A Lower Salary?

I was reading an article on LinkedIn that shared some statistics about people’s perceptions around taking a pay cut to get their next job. It got me thinking about accountants and other functional professionals that I work with. Now it’s fair to say that each individual has their own set of circumstances. We all have bills to pay […]

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The Value of Practising Your Answers To Questions Ahead of A Job Interview

Getting invited to interview for a job means you are much closer to getting offered the job. Of course there’s still a lot to do to make that a reality. One of the tasks I encourage people I work with to do is practice answering questions ahead of the job interview. Writing down or typing up answers is […]

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Why You?

You apply for a job.  You get the interview.  So far so good. Of course by the time you get to the interview you are up against others. If the shortlisting has been done well maybe 4 or 5 others. One of the questions you might be asked is why you are the right person/ideal person/the obvious choice for […]

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3 Simple Changes To Make Your CV Even Better

You are looking for your next job.  It’s a challenge at the best of times. Right now in the COVID-19 era it’s even tougher. I’ve read about roles having hundreds if not thousands of applicants. What that means for you as a candidate is that your marketing materials and your CV have to be as good as they […]

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Start Your Job Search At The Right Point

Job search is challenging.  Ultimately job search is a process.  Sadly many start at the wrong point. Where do you typically start your job search? In my experience many think that the first thing they have to do is update their CV then start applying. Now you might be wondering what’s wrong with this approach. Well let me explain. It’s […]

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Do You Report On The Cost of Non Conformance As A Finance Business Partner?

Many organisations are facing really challenging times right now. And it looks like this will be the way it is for quite a while. When faced with tough times, the use of resources becomes even more important. I remember back in the early 90’s getting trained in quality when working in a credit card company. At that time it […]

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6 Essential Elements of Leading and Managing In Finance

Leading and managing is a strange thing.  When you are on the outside looking in it can appear really simple. Of course what looks simple is rarely simple in practice. In Finance, like many professions we initially focus on the technical aspects.  We spend time getting professionally qualified. Then we get promoted.  All of a sudden we have […]

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How To Be More Successful In Second or Final Stage Job Interviews

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this week’s video, I want to talk about the second stage or final stage job interview. In previous videos I talked about the preliminary stage or informal chat and the first stage interview. Now the second and hopefully final stage of the job interview process. What you can […]

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How To Succeed In First Stage Formal Job Interviews

Hi it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this week’s video, I want to talk about the importance of you being really well prepared for the first formal interview. You see the first formal interview is when it really starts to get serious. The chances are there will be five or six individuals who have […]

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Success In An Informal Chat or Preliminary Job Interview

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this video, I want to talk very briefly about the informal chat or preliminary interview. You see over recent weeks, what I’ve noticed is that more and more of my clients are being invited to go along for an informal chat ahead of the formal interview. Now one […]

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