Category Archives for How To Successfully Progress Your Career

Why You Might Be Your Biggest Barrier To Landing Your Next Job

At any time looking for and landing your next job is tough. Add in the uncertainty around COVID-19 and it adds another challenge. Employers, just like all of us don’t know what’s around the corner. They will be cautious in their approach. I’ve seen examples of interviews being cancelled at short notice. It can be frustrating. Equally organisations are dealing with […]

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10 Practical Actions To Get You Moving Forward In Your Career No Matter Where You Are Right Now

As an accountant or professional you have the potential to achieve success in your career. But maybe it’s just not happening for you. If this is the case it can be frustrating.  You might feel a bit disillusioned. Worst still you might feel like giving up and accepting that you were not cut out for career success. In this […]

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Every Finance Professional Has Customers or Clients

I was doing a webinar for one of the accounting bodies a while back. After the webinar I had someone reach out to me via my website. One thing they said was that in 10 years in Finance functions they had never really thought of themselves as having customers or clients. Now if you run your own accounting […]

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Could The Biggest Barrier To Landing Your Next Job Be You

At any time looking for and landing your next job is tough. Add in the uncertainty around COVID-19 and it adds another challenge. Employers, just like all of us don’t know what’s around the corner. They will be cautious in their approach. I’ve seen examples of interviews being cancelled at short notice. It can be frustrating. Equally organisations are dealing with […]

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The 4 Key Realities of Landing Your Next Job

You’re ready to land your next job and maybe take that next step in your career. Positive decision.  Now all you need to do is start applying and chances are everything will fall into place. If this was ever reality it certainly isn’t in the COVID-19 era. There are certain realities you neeed to understand. I share 4 of […]

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How To Be More Successful When Searching For Your Next Job

One thing that’s very different to when I started out in my career to now is just how easy it is to find jobs to apply for.In some respects one would think that it follows that finding your next job will be easier. The reality is very different. I suspect that the recent and ongoing impact of […]

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What I’ve Learned So Far In My 40 Year Career

30 June 1980  I started my career in accounting as a Payments Clerk. With a 5 O Levels I wasn’t exactly starting from strong foundations to build an accounting career . I was however really fortunate to have a boss who saw my potential. One day he dropped a copy of the local college prospectus on my desk. I […]

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7 Steps To Get Ahead of The Game With Job Search

I was recently interviewed by Andi Lonnen of The Finance Training Academy and The Finance Business Partner Academy. The focus of the interview was to share 7 practical steps accountants and professionals can can to start or restart their job search in these challenging COVID-19 times and beyond. We get straight into the tips.  The interview has […]

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10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting To Look For Your Next Accounting Job

Starting the process of looking for a new job in accounting is a major project. It takes time, energy and effort.  There will be times when it feels like it’s going really well. There will also be times when it feels like you will be working hard but making little progress. Of course you know that if you […]

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Adding More Value as an Accountant by Better Understanding the Business

There’s a huge amount of focus these days on the changing role of accountants in organisations.  Specifically the move towards more of a finance business partnering type role. Whenever I’m running finance business partnering workshops, one of the most common things delegates raise as an action after the workshop is to spend more time learning more […]

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