Category Archives for "Career"

How To Raise Your Profile At Work

Once upon a time a professional accountancy qualification would have almost guaranteed career success.   When I started out in accountancy, having a professional qualification was the exception.   I was doing some research for a presentation I was giving to ACCA members last year.  What I discovered is that the number of ACCA members had increased by a […]

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20 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Applying For An Accounting Job

As a qualified accountant or someone working towards an accounting qualification, your career is important to you. It’s never been easier to find roles.  It’s never been easier to apply for roles. Of course ease of finding roles and applying doesn’t necessarily increase your chances of getting the job. Given this reality, it’s vital that you ask yourself […]

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How To Ensure You Effectively Prepare For Your Next Accounting Job Interview

Job interviews are strange in some respects.  From your perspective as a candidate you are making a decision on where you are going to spend a significant part of your awaken hours.  From an employers’ perspective it’s a major investment decision.   It’s not just your salary cost.  There are other costs that could include:National insurance contributionsPension contributionsBonusesCar […]

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Being An Even Better Finance Business Partner

The role of the management accountant is changing all the time.  When I started out in my career, the finance function was very much in the background. Over the years it has continually evolved.  The idea of the accountant working alongside the business became more common.This went a step further with the increasing move towards Finance […]

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How To Deliver A Successful Job Interview Presentation

Presentations are being used more and more by employers as part of the recruitment and selection process.For many the mere though of having to do a job interview presentation fills them with dread.Yet in truth there are a few simple things that you can do to increase your chances of success in job interview presentations.

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Avoid One Dimension Job Search

Accountants and professionals have plenty of job boards that they can use for job search.  There really is no shortage of sources of opportunities. Yet often finding that next job is a real struggle.  It seems strange that this is the case.  On the other hand what I’ve noticed is that a lot of accountants and professionals […]

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The Foundations to Create A CV That Gets Results

“Informal research I’ve done suggests you have less than 30 seconds to get the attention of a recruiter .”- Duncan Brodie – Your CV is a vital part of your marketing materials.  You probably knew that. At the same time over the years I’ve noticed that many accountants and professionals really struggle to create a CV […]

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What Stops You Building A Successful Career

As an accountant or other professional you have a lot of potential.  Of course there is a huge difference between your potential and what you actually achieve in practice. Having spent 25 years in accountancy and the last 13 years helping accountants and professionals be more successful in their career, I’ve noticed several things: It’s […]

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You Really Are The Best Person To Create Your CV

I was doing a career consultation with a senior finance professional recently.  As well as other documents the individual sent over their CV to get my thoughts on it. Ultimately the CV has one primary objective.  To get you through the screening process and get on to the job interview. These days that screening process may be […]

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