Competency Based Job Interviews Are Much Easier If You Approach The Right Way

You are looking at a role. The background information tells you that they will be doing competency based job interviews. Your initial thought might be panic.  Yet it doesn’t need to be like that at all. Now your first question might be what exactly is a competency based job interview? In simple terms it’s an approach to interviewing that […]

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How Can You Show You Really Are Perfect For The Job

You apply for a role. An email or phone call tells you that you are invited to interview for the role. Great news.  Now it’s just a case of showing up, doing a great interview and the job is yours. I really wish it was that simple. In reality it never is. One thing that’s going to be through the […]

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How To Get The Buy-In From The Business For Finance Business Partnering

Finance Business Partnering is a hot topic among accountants. Many in managing accounting roles aspire to step into the role of Finance Business Partners. As management accountants there may well be many great reasons from a professional and fulfilment perspective why you would want to move to more Finance Business Partnering. To make this a reality is going […]

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How To Be More Confident In Board Meetings As A Finance Business Partner

Many management accountants make the step up to Finance Business Partner. In the role of Finance Business Partner you have a much wider remit. You have the chance to make a bigger impact. All well and good you might think. There is of course challenges too. One of these is confidence. What I’ve noticed over the years is that Finance Business […]

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How To Be A Lot More Confident In Your Next Job Interview

Whenever I’m running a workshop helping people to land their next job, one of the questions I ask delegates at the start of the day is what they want from the workshop. One of the most common responses is that they want to be more confident in job interviews. I guess it’s not that surprising that many […]

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Try This Job Interview Preparation Formula

Job interviews are rightly challenging. After all the hiring organisation is making a significant investment decision. It’s also a big decision for you. Many candidates make a mistake in believing that it’s all about what you do on the day of the job interview. Of course it’s important to realise that about 80% of your success comes down to […]

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Why You Never Feel Completely Comfortable In Job Interviews

Job interviews are strange in many respects. As the candidate you are trying to showcase yourself and persuade the hiring manager that you are the right person for the job. The hiring manager wants to be sure that you are going to be able to do the job and fit into the team. Whenever I am running working […]

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Make Sure You Understand The Job You Are Applying For

Looking for your next job in accounting or in your professional field is challenging. One of the things I’ve noticed is that what the job title is doesn’t always fit with what you might expect to be in a role. For example, a job that’s advertised as a Finance Business Partner which is more like a Finance […]

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Don’t Make This Mistake On LinkedIn When Looking For Next Job

If you are looking for your next job chances are LinkedIn is a site that you use. As well as roles being directly advertised, recruiters do a post that they are looking to source candidates. Usually the recruiters make it crystal clear what to do next if you are interested. They may even include an email to contact […]

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Building The Case For Hiring You

There’s a lot of people on the accounting job market right now. COVID-19 has had an impact on most organisations.  For some it’s meant growth and more demand and a need for more staff. Others have had to downsize and make redundancies. After the initial disappointment you have to get back out there and find that next role. Some believe […]

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