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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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How To Really Do Well In Your Next Job Interview

Get Access To My Free How To Ace The Job Interview Mini Course Job interviews are challenging.  They are also a great opportunity for you. Sadly many accountants and professionals struggle in job interviews. It’s not that they are not capable.  Often they just don’t do what’s necessary to perform really well. Check out the video above and […]

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How to Handle Job Interview Questions About a Lack of Experience

You apply for a role that you believe you are a good but not a perfect fit.  You get the invitation to go along for an interview. So far so good.  The interview is going well.  You feel you have built up good rapport with the person who is interviewing you. Then it gets to the […]

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With So Much Advice Available Why Do Accountants and Professionals Still Struggle In Job Interviews?

Do a Google search on the term “Best job interview tips” and you will discover there is no shortage of advice available. In fact a search on that specific term will give you over 8million responses. With so much advice available why do accountants and professionals still struggle in job interviews? I believe there are several reasons. Reason 1: […]

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Why Not Getting The Job Isn’t The End Of The World

You got an interview.  You went through one or more likely a series of interviews. You get the call or email to say you were unsuccessful. Chances are you are pretty deflated. Here’s the reality.  Not getting the job isn’t the end. Let me explain why in this short video. If you’ve enjoyed this video and want to achieve […]

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