Seizing The Opportunity As A Finance Professional

Without doubt 2020 has been a very different year for businesses. COVID-19 has changed the landscape in most sectors. There have been plenty of challenges already.  Going forward that’s not likely to change. Equally, one of the benefits has been that Finance professionals contributions have become evident to all. It’s taken leadership.  It’s taken courage.  It’s changed decision making.  There also […]

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7 Things You Can Do To Get Yourself Ahead of The Game When Restarting Your Job Search

We are in a period of uncertainty as a result of COVID-19.  Right now it’s difficult to predict when we will return to some sort of normality. Equally no one is clear what that new normality will look like. There has a been a lot of support to businesses from government.  Necessary and welcomed. Of course there’s always […]

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How Many Potential Questions Should You Identify Ahead of A Job Interview?

Job interviews tend to follow a similar pattern. Typically 60-90 minutes for a first formal interview. In that time there’s a limit on how many questions you are going to be asked. Of course how many questions you will be asked and how many you need to be ready for is very different. Whenever I’m speaking about landing your […]

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The Value Of A Mock Interview Ahead Of The Real Thing

Job interviews are part and parcel of landing your next job. If your application has done its job and got you through the screening process, you are a big step closer to getting the job. Here’s the problem.  Many accountants and professionals struggle in job interviews. This might surprise you.  On the other hand think about it. Most of […]

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Determining What’s Really Critical To Success In A Role Before The Job Interview

Job interviews are becoming more and more challenging. There’s much more competition. Even getting to the job interview stage itself is challenging. Your application might not even get looked at by a human being initially if applicant tracking software is being used. If you have made it through the screening process and being invited to the job interview, your […]

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Making Your Job Interview Preparation More Effective

You have made it to the job interview stage and have been invited to interview. Now you are a huge step closer to landing your next accounting job or next job in your professional field. Before the interview you want to prepare.  Most understand this. Trouble is what people understand and what they do is often very different. From […]

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Are You A/B Testing Your CV?

You know as a candidate your CV has one objective.  To get you invited to the job interview. Sounds really simple in theory.  In practice it’s a whole lot tougher. Creating a good CV is difficult.  There’s plenty of advice out there.  Yet for some accountants and professionals it can be a struggle. I’ve reviewed a lot of […]

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Take The Time To Craft A Good Covering Letter or Note

40 years ago when I started out in my accounting career, the job application process was very different. Newspapers were the primary source of job adverts.  Some may have used professional journals. Back then using recruitment consultants wasn’t that common. Fast forward to current times (2020). The internet has made advertising a job easy.  There are numerous job boards.  […]

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Finding Your Unique Selling Points

You see an accounting or other professional role advertised. You apply and are called for interview.  So far so good. Deep down you know the following:You have a lot to offer.The competition will be strong.You can all do the job to a technically competent level.Armed with this you know that you are going to have to stand […]

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How To Make Your Job Search More Effective and Less Exhausting

Looking for a new job at the best of times is hard work and requires a lot of personal commitment. Right now it may seem like an even bigger struggle for several reasons:Impact of COVID-19.  Many have lost their jobs.  Not just those at lower levels but accountants and professionals too.  Add to this the uncertainty […]

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