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BUILDING YOUR CAREER FROM ANALYST TO CFO

Posted in Career Advice - Jun 11, 2014

In business, it’s often said that the finance department is the backbone of an organization, providing the important functions of financial reporting, money management, and executive advisement. From basic budgeting to complex accounting activities, finance is integral in supporting successful business operations and profitability. Do you thrive working in the area of accounting and finance? [See More …]

IT TAKES A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TO HELP FURTHER YOUR CAREER

Posted in Career Advice - Jun 04, 2014

You strive hard in your career to prove yourself. You’ve met important business deadlines, streamlined processes, and made recommendations to management on cost-cutting measures. Perhaps you’re wondering what other ways can I help myself to excel on the job and make a difference; a difference that enables me to stand out and be viewed as [See More …]

INTERVIEW TIPS TO HELP YOU SUCCEED WHEN ASKED CHALLENGING QUESTIONS

Posted in Job Search - May 29, 2014

You took great care to write a cover letter and develop a resume that represents the best of your accounting and finance skills, experience and accomplishments. Then, you get the call. Ecstatic, you begin preparing for the next step in the job search process that provides you the chance to speak out and shine – [See More …]

WRITE AN EFFECTIVE COVER LETTER

Posted in Job Search - May 14, 2014

According to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), companies with fewer than 500 employees are more likely to ask for a cover letter than organizations with more than 500. And, when producing a cover letter, the important elements to include are: How the job candidate’s work experience meets the job [See More …]

YOUR RESUME HAS FIVE MINUTES TO SHINE

Posted in Job Search - May 05, 2014

A resume is an important representation of you. It is more than just a statement of your objective and a documented inventory of the jobs you’ve held and duties performed. It is an opportunity for you to advertise your skills, experience and knowledge in an attempt to capture an HR or hiring manager’s attention; an [See More …]

HELPFUL MICROSOFT WORD SHORTCUTS FOR DOCUMENTS

Posted in Technology Tools & Resources - Apr 23, 2014

Most business professionals use Microsoft Word in their daily work activities. From developing reports, creating a summary of notes, or simply producing a letter, Word is a world-class application, designed to offer a robust set of functionalities that facilitate the formation of the ‘perfect’ business document. In general, the program for basic word processing is [See More …]

MORE BAD CAREER ADVICE

Posted in Career Advice - Apr 16, 2014

This blog about bad career advice is part two of a two-part series. If you missed it, view part one. The following pieces of advice are tenets from a generation gone by. They may have worked years ago but in today’s business environment, they aren’t applicable. A college degree is a guarantee that a great [See More …]

EXAMPLES OF BAD CAREER ADVICE

Posted in Career Advice - Apr 09, 2014

This blog about bad career advice is part one of a two-part series. People you know or meet in life will always have an opinion on one subject or another. Whether it’s recommending a deli with the best sandwiches in town or giving their review on the latest blockbuster release in theaters, they aren’t at [See More …]

DRESS TO IMPRESS FOR YOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Job Search - Mar 26, 2014

It’s a well-known fact that if you’re looking for a new job and your resume helps you get your foot in the door, it’s important that at the interview, you look the part. What does that mean? Well, basically it means that when you get the chance to meet with the hiring manager, make sure [See More …]

TO CONTRACT OR NOT TO CONTRACT? HERE ARE SIX REASONS.

Posted in Job Search - Mar 04, 2014

For many who have not done or even considered temporary/contract work assignments, they may wonder, “Why would I want to take a contract job? After all, isn’t permanent employment better for me and my career path?” In truth, there are a number of great benefits to being a temporary employee. With a positive outlook and [See More …]