Job Moves- Think Before You Jump

I came across a post on LinkedIn from Robin Kiziak a while back. In the post Robin spoke about something called “Helsinki Bus Station Theory” It related to continually chopping and change to be creative. The post made me think about job moves. There are plenty of roles out there for accountants and professionals. The temptation can be to chop […]

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Ask Yourself This Question Before You Apply For A Job

Looking for a new job can be tough at the best of times. In an employer market, where there is even more applicants, it becomes even more challenging. A mistake I see accountants and professionals make is falling into is adopting what I call the spray and hope strategy. In essence applying for everything that might appear remotely […]

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There’s No Right Approach To Job Search

I was running an online workshop a while back. One of our discussion points was around the different approaches people were taking when it comes to job search. If you are an accountant or professional looking for your next role, you might think there is a right or wrong way to approach it. My view is there is […]

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Could The Biggest Barrier To Landing Your Next Job Be You

At any time looking for and landing your next job is tough. Add in the uncertainty around COVID-19 and it adds another challenge. Employers, just like all of us don’t know what’s around the corner. They will be cautious in their approach. I’ve seen examples of interviews being cancelled at short notice. It can be frustrating. Equally organisations are dealing with […]

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The First Question You Should Ask When Considering A Change

We continually hear that organisations need to change and adapt. Often organisations, particularly large organisations have a lot of change initiatives going on. Some will get started and finished. A high proportion will fall into what I call the incompletes category. By that I mean they get going, get so far and get stuck or abandoned. The more of these […]

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The Harsh Realities Of Making Change

2020 was a year of change.  Everyone had to adapt.  Sometimes at speed. In business we know that making change is necessary. Making it a reality is often very difficult. I’m sure we can all recall situations where attempts to change, failed dramatically. Does that mean that that we should throw in the towel? Of course not. At the same time […]

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You Can Only Do So Much In A Job Interview

Job interviews are strange in many respects.  Both for you as the candidate and for the hiring manager. If you are called for interview you are probably pretty excited about the opportunity. You know that you are a serious contender for the job. Of course there’s still a lot to do to go from serious contender to the […]

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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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