Career Advice

HONE YOUR LEADERSHIP PRESENCE

Own the room the moment you walk in. Even though we’ve been told through life that what matters about a person is what’s inside, we all know that in most cases, a great first impression counts, too. If you’re seeking a new job, a promotion or raise, or are just looking to impress your manager, [See More …]

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QUALITIES OF EFFECTIVE FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP

Effective financial leadership is essential for a company’s overall profitability and success. A good leader leads by example, inspiring and encouraging his or her team to complete work accurately, on time and within budget. To help advance your own financial career, consider learning from and applying the following qualities of effective leadership:   Be a [See More …]

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YOUR PERSONAL BRAND. DO YOU HAVE ONE?

Brands … they’re everywhere – on television, in films, over social media, while shopping or walking down the street … from the time you start your day to when you end it, you can’t escape the presence of branded products and services. Companies spend millions of dollars to market and influence the public’s viewpoint of [See More …]

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FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING CAREER IN A SMALL BUSINESS OR LARGE BUSINESS? WHICH IS BETTER?

If you work for a small-to-mid business and are contemplating a position in a large enterprise company OR if you work for a large organization and have been thinking about transitioning your accounting and finance career to a much smaller company, you may be asking yourself – which would be better for me? The general [See More …]

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BUILDING YOUR CAREER FROM ANALYST TO CFO

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 …]

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IT TAKES A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TO HELP FURTHER YOUR CAREER

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 …]

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MORE BAD CAREER ADVICE

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 …]

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EXAMPLES OF BAD CAREER ADVICE

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 …]

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NETWORKING TIPS FOR INTROVERTS

You’re searching for a new job, you’re an introvert and you can’t imagine networking… If you’re more comfortable keeping your thoughts to yourself, being private about your feelings and moods, and not needing to impress others in social settings, chances are that the idea of networking isn’t extremely appealing to you. However, so much of [See More …]

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STEER YOUR SHIP

HOW TO GO FROM BEING JUST A TEMP TO BECOMING INVALUABLE… If you are a consultant, independent contractor or temporary employee starting a new project assignment, your focus should be on exceeding expectations and becoming an integral member of the team. Discovering ways to help your client manager and co-workers operate more efficiently, productively and successfully [See More …]

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