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Why You Really Are The Best Person To Create Your CV

I was doing a career consultation with a senior finance professional recently.  As well as other documents the individual sent over their CV to get my thoughts on it. Ultimately the CV has one primary objective.  To get you through the screening process and get on to the job interview. These days that screening process may be […]

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How To Ensure You Effectively Prepare For Your Next Accounting Job Interview

Job interviews are strange in some respects.  From your perspective as a candidate you are making a decision on where you are going to spend a significant part of your awaken hours.  From an employers’ perspective it’s a major investment decision.   It’s not just your salary cost.  There are other costs that could include:National insurance contributionsPension contributionsBonusesCar […]

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What You Can and What You Can’t Influence In Job Interviews

Getting through the initial selection process and getting the invite to interview for the job is a significant achievement. Your CV, LinkedIn profile and other marketing activities has achieved the result you wanted.  Now it’s just a case of converting the invite into a job offer.  It shouldn’t be that difficult should it? Take a look at the […]

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Focus on Value Rather Than Activities

As an accountant or professional you are ambitious.  Achieving in your career matters to you.  All good in theory.  On the other hand theory and making it happen practically is very different. A common complaint of accountants and professionals is that they have too much to do and not enough time. You know that getting an upgrade on […]

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Get Clarity About What You Really Want Before You Start Your Job Search

You have decided that the time has come to take the next step in your career.  So far so good. If you are like most chances are you will start applying for roles.  You might even get a few interviews.  So far offers after interview have not been forthcoming. So what’s wrong with what you […]

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What Would Excite You In Your Career?

If you are like the majority of accountants and professionals you are more than likely going to spend more time at work than anything else during the hours you are awake. As you get more senior the more you are likely to be working.  I know this because I’m an accountant and been there in […]

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Three Ways Accountability Will Help You Move Forward In Your Career

You talk about wanting to take the next step in your career. What I’ve noticed over the years is that there’s often a gap between what people say and actually do. Left to your own devices you can easily drift.  Weeks and months pass and even a year and you are no further forward. It […]

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Five Quick Solutions To The “I Don’t Know How” To Get More Job Interview Invites Problem

You are ready to take the next step in your accountancy career.  As you are qualified, have some great experience and a track record of achievement it shouldn’t be that difficult. A few months down the line your progress is slow.  You apply for roles.  A lot of the time you hear nothing and get […]

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