Category Archives for Career

Job Interviews | Handling Nerves When Doing A Job Interview Presentation

Hi it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this video, I want to talk a little bit about handling nerves when you’re doing a job interview presentation. Now, I think we’d all agree that presentations, particularly when the stakes feel a little higher, are always a wee bit of a challenge. We’re always going to be […]

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Job Interviews | 4 Reasons Why Employers Use Job Interview Presentations

Hi, Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this video, I want to explore the four reasons why employers use job interview presentations as part of the selection process. The first reason is to see if you can take a whole host of information or potentially a big topic and organise your thoughts in a very […]

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How To Talk About Your Career Achievements Authentically In Job Interviews

If you are an accountant or professional, chances are you are highly committed. You do great work because that’s what’s expected. You don’t think that what you are doing is anything out of the ordinary. You are just doing your job after all, right? Here’s the problem A job interview is competitive. There’s one job and several candidates. And a sad but […]

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Every Finance Professional Has Customers or Clients

I was doing a webinar for one of the accounting bodies a while back. After the webinar I had someone reach out to me via my website. One thing they said was that in 10 years in Finance functions they had never really thought of themselves as having customers or clients. Now if you run your own accounting […]

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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 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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