How To Stay Resilient When Looking For Your Next Job

Let’s face it.  Looking for and landing your next job is tough at the best of times. Right now, 10 months into the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2021 it’s even tougher. I’ve shared lots of tips around CVs, cover letters, job interview preparation and job interview success. Something I’ve talked about a lot less is resilience and being […]

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What Can You Offer To Your Next Employer?

Load up your CV.   Make a few changes for your most recent role.  Start applying. Get job interviews.  Get job offers. Sounds really simple.  In theory it is.  In practice it’s not. As part of the hiring process those making the decisions want to know what you have to offer. What surprises me from working with clients and hiring […]

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Ask Yourself This Question Before You Apply For A Job

Looking for a new job can be tough at the best of times. In an employer market, where there is even more applicants, it becomes even more challenging. A mistake I see accountants and professionals make is falling into is adopting what I call the spray and hope strategy. In essence applying for everything that might appear remotely […]

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The Accounting Job Market In 2021

A new year is often a time when many accountants think about their next job move. In 2021 it might be a continuation of job search for those who have found themselves losing their job as a result of COVID-19. So what’s the accounting job market like as we start 2021. This was the topic I discussed with […]

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We Are Looking To Hire You Not We

Navigating your way through the various stages of job interviews can be tough. You are under the spotlight. One of the problems I notice among accountants and professional people is a reluctance to talk themselves up (trust me I know what it’s like as an accountant myself). When it comes to job interviews they can fall into a […]

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What The Best Accountants in Organisations Will Do In 2021

A new year.  One that follows 2020.   A year none of us could have anticipated 12 months ago. Of course there’s plenty of challenges ahead. All of the welcome support provided by government comes at a cost. Economically challenging times ahead.  And of course plenty of uncertainty. I work predominantly with accountants working in organisations rather than those who […]

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There’s No Right Approach To Job Search

I was running an online workshop a while back. One of our discussion points was around the different approaches people were taking when it comes to job search. If you are an accountant or professional looking for your next role, you might think there is a right or wrong way to approach it. My view is there is […]

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How To Discover What Sets You Apart From Other Accountants

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this video, I want to explore what makes you different from every other accountant out there. Now you know, this is the kind of question that you might get asked in a job interview probably as a way of separating out you from other candidates. And the trouble […]

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Sometimes It Takes Something Significant To Change

I was running an online full day workshop recently.  The fact that it was online was a change. Early on in the workshop we had a group discussions around what COVID-19 had taught us about change. One thing that came out loud and clear was that when we need to change we can and do. Several delegates spoke […]

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