To Progress Your Career, Rely On Your Strengths

You are good at your job.  You invested in getting the necessary professional qualifications.  Yet your career in your professional field is not progressing as well as you would have hoped. It’s frustrating and can end up being hugely de-motivating too.  Additionally after a while it can end up hugely denting your own self confidence. […]

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Why Do You Want This Job?

There are many questions that you might be asked in a job interview. One of the most likely is why do you want this job? On the face of it this shouldn’t be a difficult question to answer.  In reality it’s one of those questions that accountants struggle to answer. Why is it a struggle […]

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If You Only Do This You Will Perform Better In Job Interviews

Job interviews are unique in some ways.  In a relatively short period of time the employer is trying to assess your suitability.  You are checking out the employer and your potential manager to see if you could work with them. It shouldn’t be that difficult, should it? Here’s the problem.  Neither the hiring manager nor […]

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Moving Beyond The Numbers To Adding Value As An Accountant

Historically accountants might have been seen as the people who worked in the background.  Taking care of the money. These days with more and more technology around and being developed, roles are increasingly changing. One thing that’s spoken about is the need for accountants to add value.  Easy to say and yet not always easy […]

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What’s On Your Stop Doing List?

Most are familiar with a to do list.  Chances are you have one right now. If you are an accountant or professional I bet it is a pretty long one. You might even judge the success of a day, week or month based on how many things you cross through or score off on your […]

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Keep It Simple When Managing and Leading

The usual route for an accountant and professional wanting to move up the career ladder is to become a manager and leader. Some do this easily.  Some get by.  Some struggle. Of course very little of your professional training equips you for managing and leading. Equally there really is no manual that equips you for […]

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