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Don’t Blow Your Chances of Success in Your Next Accounting Job Interview

You have got through the screening process.  Your marketing has been effective.  Your CV has got you an interview. So far so good.  You are one step closer to getting the job. Of course there is still a lot to do to get the job offer after interview. If you do this you will blow your chances of […]

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Which of These Leaks Are Stopping You Land Your Next Accounting 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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How Long Does It Typically Take To Find A New Job In Accounting?

You are ready to take the next step in your accounting career.  When I’m approached by accountants looking for support to land their next job, one of the most common questions I’m asked is this oneHow long does the process typically take? It’s a great question.  Of course people are often surprised when I share what […]

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How to Determine If You Are a Good Fit For a Job

As an accountant or professional, I suspect your career matters to you.  After all you probably have invested a significant amount in getting or making progress towards professional qualifications. Throughout your career you will make a number of job changes.  This involves finding roles, getting the interview invitation and then converting the job interview into a […]

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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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