Category Archives for How to Succeed In Job Interviews

It Makes A Massive Difference In Job Interviews

Job interviews are part and parcel of you climbing the accounting career ladder. They are by nature slightly strange. You as the candidate are being asked lots of questions. Equally you are trying to get a sense of whether the role and organisation you are interviewing with feels right for you. There’s an added problem. For most accountants, it’s not […]

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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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Go Into Every Job Interview With These Five Points At The Forefront Of Your Mind

You have made it through the shortlisting stage. The all important email or phone call comes inviting you to interview. Now the odds of you getting the job have shortened significantly. However, there’s still plenty to do to convert the job interview into a job offer. For that reason it’s important to keep the following at the forefront of […]

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Be Prepared For A Range Of Questions In An Accounting Job Interview

You are an accountant. You might already be fully qualified or perhaps studying for your professional exams. You may have a little or a lot of experience. What’s important is that you are prepared for a range of questions in an accounting job interview. Gone are the days when it was just about finding out if you are technically […]

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How Maximise The Number of Points You Score In Each Job Interview Question

How can you maximise the number of points you gain in a job interview? You see in some sectors, particularly the public sector and big public sector organisations, they often use a points based scoring system in the job interview. The reason they do that is because they typically have a series of questions that they ask […]

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Use Examples To Stand Out In Job Interviews

When I started out in my accounting career over 40 years ago, job interviews were different. Back then you were more than likely to be asked questions where you had to explain how you would handle a situation. These questions weren’t bad questions. The trouble with them was that they weren’t great at separating the candidates that had […]

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When You Should Not Be Disappointed If You Didn’t Get The Job

Looking for a new job or even your first start in your career is challenging. Sometimes you will be successful and at other times it will be rejection. If it’s the latter (rejection), it’s really easy to go into a negative frame of mind. To start believing that there’s something wrong with you because you aren’t getting a […]

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Do These 3 Things To Give Yourself The Edge In Job Interviews

Three things that will give you the edge in job interviews. Number one, do your research on the company and the sector. Number two, go through the job description and person specification forensically and identify potential questions. Number three, practice answering questions out loud, including doing a mock interview with someone who can help you to come up […]

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Two Top Tips For Being Successful In Online Job Interviews

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. I want to talk very briefly about remote job interviews and what you need to do to overcome the struggles with remote job interviews. The first thing I would say to you is, accept the way it is right now. Job interviews remotely are the future for the foreseeable […]

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The #1 Reason Why Job Interviews Are A Struggle

Why are job interviews such a struggle for many accountants and professional people. I think one of the reasons is that people don’t identify enough potential questions and then write out answers to those questions ahead of a job interview. And as a result, what happens is they really struggle on the day and get rejected. When I […]

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