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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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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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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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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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