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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The 4 Key Realities of Landing Your Next Job

You’re ready to land your next job and maybe take that next step in your career. Positive decision.  Now all you need to do is start applying and chances are everything will fall into place. If this was ever reality it certainly isn’t in the COVID-19 era. There are certain realities you neeed to understand. I share 4 of […]

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How To Be More Successful When Searching For Your Next Job

One thing that’s very different to when I started out in my career to now is just how easy it is to find jobs to apply for.In some respects one would think that it follows that finding your next job will be easier. The reality is very different. I suspect that the recent and ongoing impact of […]

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Don’t Rely On A One Channel Approach To Job Search

Searching for a new job is never easy at the best of times. In the current COVID-19 situation the challenge has in my view got even bigger. I was presenting on a webinar for accountants fairly recently. At the start of the webinar I ran a poll. It was a straight forward yes or no poll. The question was whether […]

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