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Try This Job Interview Preparation Formula

Job interviews are rightly challenging. After all the hiring organisation is making a significant investment decision. It’s also a big decision for you. Many candidates make a mistake in believing that it’s all about what you do on the day of the job interview. Of course it’s important to realise that about 80% of your success comes down to […]

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Make Sure You Understand The Job You Are Applying For

Looking for your next job in accounting or in your professional field is challenging. One of the things I’ve noticed is that what the job title is doesn’t always fit with what you might expect to be in a role. For example, a job that’s advertised as a Finance Business Partner which is more like a Finance […]

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The First Question You Should Ask When Considering A Change

We continually hear that organisations need to change and adapt. Often organisations, particularly large organisations have a lot of change initiatives going on. Some will get started and finished. A high proportion will fall into what I call the incompletes category. By that I mean they get going, get so far and get stuck or abandoned. The more of these […]

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Is It A Good Idea To Pursue Accounting Job Opportunities On A Lower Salary?

I was reading an article on LinkedIn that shared some statistics about people’s perceptions around taking a pay cut to get their next job. It got me thinking about accountants and other functional professionals that I work with. Now it’s fair to say that each individual has their own set of circumstances. We all have bills to pay […]

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The Value of Practising Your Answers To Questions Ahead of A Job Interview

Getting invited to interview for a job means you are much closer to getting offered the job. Of course there’s still a lot to do to make that a reality. One of the tasks I encourage people I work with to do is practice answering questions ahead of the job interview. Writing down or typing up answers is […]

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Why You?

You apply for a job.  You get the interview.  So far so good. Of course by the time you get to the interview you are up against others. If the shortlisting has been done well maybe 4 or 5 others. One of the questions you might be asked is why you are the right person/ideal person/the obvious choice for […]

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3 Simple Changes To Make Your CV Even Better

You are looking for your next job.  It’s a challenge at the best of times. Right now in the COVID-19 era it’s even tougher. I’ve read about roles having hundreds if not thousands of applicants. What that means for you as a candidate is that your marketing materials and your CV have to be as good as they […]

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Start Your Job Search At The Right Point

Job search is challenging.  Ultimately job search is a process.  Sadly many start at the wrong point. Where do you typically start your job search? In my experience many think that the first thing they have to do is update their CV then start applying. Now you might be wondering what’s wrong with this approach. Well let me explain. It’s […]

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Do You Report On The Cost of Non Conformance As A Finance Business Partner?

Many organisations are facing really challenging times right now. And it looks like this will be the way it is for quite a while. When faced with tough times, the use of resources becomes even more important. I remember back in the early 90’s getting trained in quality when working in a credit card company. At that time it […]

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6 Essential Elements of Leading and Managing In Finance

Leading and managing is a strange thing.  When you are on the outside looking in it can appear really simple. Of course what looks simple is rarely simple in practice. In Finance, like many professions we initially focus on the technical aspects.  We spend time getting professionally qualified. Then we get promoted.  All of a sudden we have […]

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