Category Archives for Career

How Many of These Leaks Are Stopping You Land Your Next Job?

I recently read an excellent book called Watertight Marketing.  The book focuses on how leaks in your marketing bucket might be impacting on how effective your marketing is. It got me thinking about landing your next job.  Do the right things and you increase your chances of success.  Conversely if there’s leaks in the process you […]

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Are You Making It Easy For Employers To Reject Your CV?

Your CV is your personal marketing document.  A good CV gets you interviews.  A poor CV gets rejected. Conceptually you might understand this.  On the other hand are you making it easy to reject your CV? Reality As many as 70% of CV’s are rejected before ever being reviewed by a human being! Are you making it […]

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How To Make The Career History Section of Your CV Stand Out

As an accountant or professional you know that your CV or resume is an important document.  Produce a good one and you get more job interview invitations.  Produce a mediocre CV or resume and you get rejected at the first stage. You know that you need to have a complete career history on your CV and […]

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Making A Good First Impression In Job Interviews

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression, especially when it comes to job interviews. A good interviewer won’t jump to conclusions.  Sadly a lot of the time those interviewing accountants for roles often have limited experience. As a result they can often make their mind up quickly about a candidate.  Then spend […]

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3 Things That You Can Do To Help You Land Your Next Job

You are ready to land your next job.  Of course being ready to land your next job and actually doing it can often be very different. In the video below I suggest 3 things that you can do to help you on your way to landing your next job. So what’s your first action?

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Are You Actively Managing Your Accounting Career?

When I started out in accounting in 1980 things were very different.  Back then people tended to stay in jobs for longer.  Employers tended to take care of continuing professional development.  Some bigger employers actually had their own training centre where they ran courses. Nowadays things are very different.  There’s far greater consolidation going on within […]

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Is A Lack of Self Confidence Getting In The Way of You Progressing In Your Accountancy Career?

You set out on your accounting career.  You work hard and get through your exams.  The future looks bright.  Time passes and it seems like you are not making the progress that you had hoped.  Sadly this is more familiar a scenario than you might think. When you think about your situation chances are you will:Talk about the […]

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Answering The Job Interview Question About Your Strengths

In a job interview there are certain questions that you are almost guaranteed to be asked. A question about your strengths falls into that category. In many respects this should be a real gift of a question.  Yet over the last 25+ years I’ve noticed it’s a question many accountants and professionals struggle with. Why? There’s actually several reasons:They […]

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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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