Category Archives for How To Successfully Progress Your Career

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Avoid One Dimension Job Search

Accountants and professionals have plenty of job boards that they can use for job search.  There really is no shortage of sources of opportunities. Yet often finding that next job is a real struggle.  It seems strange that this is the case.  On the other hand what I’ve noticed is that a lot of accountants and professionals […]

Continue reading

How To Be Much More Effective In Your Accountancy Job Search

Landing your next job in accountancy is often a challenge.  Even for good candidates. One thing that I’ve noticed is a tendency to adopt what I refer to as the spray and hope strategy. The problem with this approach is you put in a lot of effort and don’t necessarily get the results they want. The reality is […]

Continue reading
1 2 3 6