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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The 7 Most Common Mistakes Candidates Make In Job Interviews and How To Overcome Them

Getting invited to a job interview is a significant achievement. Especially as at the time of writing (during COVID-19) there are an awful lot of candidates chasing each opportunity. This might always have been the case for more junior roles.  However I’ve noticed it being the case for accountants and functional professionals too. Now if you make it […]

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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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