Category Archives for Career

Do Your Due Diligence Before Accepting A Job

You are on the job market. You apply for roles, get interviewed and get offered the job. It’s a great feeling. Ideally you start the job and it all goes well. Recently I’ve noticed something different with a few clients. They get the job offer, get started and decide to move on after a relatively short period of time. The reason […]

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The Biggest Challenges In Creating Your CV and How To Overcome Them

Your CV is a key document in helping you to land your next job. A good CV will get you more job interview invitations. While this might seem really obvious it can often be a challenge to create a good CV. So what are some of the biggest challenges in creating your CV and how do you overcome […]

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Not Better or Worse Just Different

Once in a while I speak to accountants who are anxious about their career to date. Specifically that the sector they have worked in for a while may well be restricting their chances of moving forward in their career. It’s easy to understand that feeling, especially if you are finding it a bit of a struggle to […]

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How To Make Sure You Are The Best Candidate In The Job Interview And Not Just On Paper

I’m sure anyone who has ever recruited staff will be familiar with this scenario. You receive applications. You go through them and create a shortlist of those you would like to meet for interview. Within the group you have shortlisted, there might be one or two who you really look like they would be ideal for the job. It’s […]

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You Need To Be More Strategic

You’re a finance professional. In a review meeting with your boss, you get some feedback that you need to be more strategic. You nod, leave the meeting and scratch your head. Maybe you start to do a bit of research and find that rather than helps you figure out what to do, just creates more confusion. Here’s the thing […]

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The Hardest Part Of Landing Your Next Accounting Job

As a highly skilled and experienced accountant, you would expect that the process of landing your next accounting job would be pretty straightforward. Of course the reality is very different. I’ve seen people at all levels struggle with landing their next job. When I was building my career in accounting and finance, I too had struggles at different […]

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Don’t Rest On Your Achievements So Far If You Want To Build A Successful Career In Accounting

It’s always great to read on social media about someone completing their professional accounting exams. From time to time there will be the post that pops up in my feed from someone who is a prize winner. Huge achievements, whether a prize winner or not. Of course, while getting professionally qualified in accounting is an important milestone, it […]

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Why You Should Always Have A Break Before Starting Your New Job

You have completed the selection process. You get notified by the hiring organisation that you have been successful and are offered the job. Great news for you without a doubt. The hiring organisation will no doubt want to know when you can start. The temptation might be to say a date immediately after your notice period in your old […]

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What Does It Take To Be A Finance Leader

In professions like Finance one thing you know is this. The only way to progress beyond a certain level, financially and otherwise is take the step up to leading. Of course not every technically brilliant accountant can become an effective leader in Finance. Equally there’s no checklist which if you follow will ensure that you become an effective […]

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Don’t Get Hung Up On Job Titles When Looking For Next Accounting Job

Don’t get hung up on job titles when looking for your next job in finance. Now that may seem like a strange thing to say. But here’s a reason why I think it’s important you don’t get hung up on job titles. Every organisation calls jobs, something different. One sector might describe one role in name, one role in […]

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