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Preliminary Job Interviews and Informal Chats

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this video, I want to talk very briefly about the informal chat or preliminary interview. You see over recent weeks, what I’ve noticed is that more and more of my clients are being invited to go along for an informal chat ahead of the formal interview. Now one […]

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When Do You Stop Getting Nervous About Presenting?

I was running a workshop for one of my clients recently.  The workshop was all about being an effective presenter. As I always do on these workshops I get delegates to introduce themselves, talk about their biggest presentation challenge and what they want most from the workshop. Almost without exception nerves and feeling less nervous is always […]

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Remote Job Interviews- What You Can Learn From Television

Being interviewed remotely for a job in accounting or your professional field is the new norm. For many this will be a whole new experience. There may well be a new level of pressure. Equally there are upsides too. In my latest expert interview I spoke with Media Coach Alan Sevens. Alan has 40 years plus experience in media. In our […]

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10 Realities of Job Interviews That You Need To Know

The goal of the job interview is pretty straightforward.  To find the best person from those that have been invited to interview. While the goal of the job interview is pretty straightforward, there are certain realities that you need to be aware of as the candidate. So what are 10 realities of job interviews that you need […]

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20 Questions To Ask Yourself Before A Job Interview

Your marketing has done its job.  You have got an interview for the job. All you need to do is show up, perform well and the job offer will  follow. If only it was that easy. Most organisations will typically invite 5 or 6 to interview for the role. So you have an 80-85% of rejection and a 15-20% […]

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20 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Presenting At Work

Presenting is a key skill for accountants and professionals.  A small number love presenting.  The rest are reluctant presenters or worse still do everything they can to avoid presenting. Perhaps that’s not that surprising.  You become competent at presenting by doing more presentations.  If you are only doing once a while, it is going to be […]

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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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Don’t Look Back On Your Career With Regret

As an accountant or professional you know that you have a lot of potential to progress in your career. Of course having potential and actually fulfilling that potential. As you try to progress your career there are going to be times when you are moving forward with ease. At other times it might feel like […]

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