How To Be A Great Listener

Communication gets mentioned a lot. Yet often it is a lack of listening that gets in the way of progress and results in organisations.In this video I share some tips on what you can do to be a better listener.

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How To Make The Transition To Finance Business Partner

The role of accountants in business, whether in private or public sector is changing.Technology is making it possible to do a lot of tasks quicker.More routine tasks are being outsourced or eliminated.In other words times are changing.In this screencast video I share some thoughts on how to successfully transition from a traditional management accounting role […]

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Avoid One Dimension Job Search

Accountants and professionals have plenty of job boards that they can use for job search.  There really is no shortage of sources of opportunities. Yet often finding that next job is a real struggle.  It seems strange that this is the case.  On the other hand what I’ve noticed is that a lot of accountants and professionals […]

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How To Really Do Well In Your Next Job Interview

Get Access To My Free How To Ace The Job Interview Mini Course Job interviews are challenging.  They are also a great opportunity for you. Sadly many accountants and professionals struggle in job interviews. It’s not that they are not capable.  Often they just don’t do what’s necessary to perform really well. Check out the video above and […]

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Finance Business Partnering: Is It Really That Different To A Traditional Management Accounting Role?

Look at job descriptions or job adverts for many accounting jobs in industry, commerce or the public sector and chances are you will see Finance Business Partnering mentioned. There is no doubt in my mind that accounting has changed a lot since I started out in 1980. Back then it was definitely a back office function. Of […]

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How To Be Much More Effective In Your Accountancy Job Search

Landing your next job in accountancy is often a challenge.  Even for good candidates. One thing that I’ve noticed is a tendency to adopt what I refer to as the spray and hope strategy. The problem with this approach is you put in a lot of effort and don’t necessarily get the results they want. The reality is […]

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The Challenge for Accountants When It Comes To Their CV and How to Overcome It

I was doing a consultation with a highly experienced finance professional a while back.We had previously spoken about their CV by email.  I’d shared some tips along with a free guide.  They had reworked their CV several times. Even after several re-drafts it still fell short of being good enough.Sadly this is not uncommon.  When […]

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How to Handle Job Interview Questions About a Lack of Experience

You apply for a role that you believe you are a good but not a perfect fit.  You get the invitation to go along for an interview. So far so good.  The interview is going well.  You feel you have built up good rapport with the person who is interviewing you. Then it gets to the […]

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With So Much Advice Available Why Do Accountants and Professionals Still Struggle In Job Interviews?

Do a Google search on the term “Best job interview tips” and you will discover there is no shortage of advice available. In fact a search on that specific term will give you over 8million responses. With so much advice available why do accountants and professionals still struggle in job interviews? I believe there are several reasons. Reason 1: […]

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Why You Really Are The Best Person To Create Your CV

I was doing a career consultation with a senior finance professional recently.  As well as other documents the individual sent over their CV to get my thoughts on it. Ultimately the CV has one primary objective.  To get you through the screening process and get on to the job interview. These days that screening process may be […]

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