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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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Competency Based Job Interviews Are Much Easier If You Approach The Right Way

You are looking at a role. The background information tells you that they will be doing competency based job interviews. Your initial thought might be panic.  Yet it doesn’t need to be like that at all. Now your first question might be what exactly is a competency based job interview? In simple terms it’s an approach to interviewing that […]

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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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The Harsh Realities Of Making Change

2020 was a year of change.  Everyone had to adapt.  Sometimes at speed. In business we know that making change is necessary. Making it a reality is often very difficult. I’m sure we can all recall situations where attempts to change, failed dramatically. Does that mean that that we should throw in the towel? Of course not. At the same time […]

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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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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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