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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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How To Talk About Your Career Achievements Authentically In Job Interviews

If you are an accountant or professional, chances are you are highly committed. You do great work because that’s what’s expected. You don’t think that what you are doing is anything out of the ordinary. You are just doing your job after all, right? Here’s the problem A job interview is competitive. There’s one job and several candidates. And a sad but […]

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How Can You Show You Really Are Perfect For The Job

You apply for a role. An email or phone call tells you that you are invited to interview for the role. Great news.  Now it’s just a case of showing up, doing a great interview and the job is yours. I really wish it was that simple. In reality it never is. One thing that’s going to be through the […]

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You Can Only Do So Much In A Job Interview

Job interviews are strange in many respects.  Both for you as the candidate and for the hiring manager. If you are called for interview you are probably pretty excited about the opportunity. You know that you are a serious contender for the job. Of course there’s still a lot to do to go from serious contender to the […]

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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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Success In An Informal Chat or Preliminary Job Interview

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this video, I want to talk very briefly about the informal chat or preliminary interview. You see over recent weeks, what I’ve noticed is that more and more of my clients are being invited to go along for an informal chat ahead of the formal interview. Now one […]

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The 7 Most Common Mistakes Candidates Make In Job Interviews and How To Overcome Them

Getting invited to a job interview is a significant achievement. Especially as at the time of writing (during COVID-19) there are an awful lot of candidates chasing each opportunity. This might always have been the case for more junior roles.  However I’ve noticed it being the case for accountants and functional professionals too. Now if you make it […]

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How Many Potential Questions Should You Identify Ahead of A Job Interview?

Job interviews tend to follow a similar pattern. Typically 60-90 minutes for a first formal interview. In that time there’s a limit on how many questions you are going to be asked. Of course how many questions you will be asked and how many you need to be ready for is very different. Whenever I’m speaking about landing your […]

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Don’t Blow Your Chances of Success in Your Next Accounting Job Interview

You have got through the screening process.  Your marketing has been effective.  Your CV has got you an interview. So far so good.  You are one step closer to getting the job. Of course there is still a lot to do to get the job offer after interview. If you do this you will blow your chances of […]

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Answering The Job Interview Question About Your Strengths

In a job interview there are certain questions that you are almost guaranteed to be asked. A question about your strengths falls into that category. In many respects this should be a real gift of a question.  Yet over the last 25+ years I’ve noticed it’s a question many accountants and professionals struggle with. Why? There’s actually several reasons:They […]

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