Category Archives for "Career"

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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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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Success In Second or Final Stage Job Interviews

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this week’s video, I want to talk about the second stage or final stage job interview. In previous videos I talked about the preliminary stage or informal chat and the first stage interview. Now the second and hopefully final stage of the job interview process. What you can […]

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First Stage Formal Job Interviews

Hi it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this week’s video, I want to talk about the importance of you being really well prepared for the first formal interview.  You see the first formal interview is when it really starts to get serious. The chances are there will be five or six individuals who have […]

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It All Starts With Getting Clarity When It Comes To Job Search

Searching for a job at the best of times is a challenge. In these uncertain times that we find ourselves in it’s become tougher in my view. When I’m speaking to accountants and professionals looking to land their next job, there’s something I frequently notice. Many start in the completely wrong place. Often they think it’s all about their […]

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