Tell Your Interviewer How You’re Valuable Culturally

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Company culture is a buzzword that pretty much just means the type of atmosphere and work environment  —  it’s why you could be employed with the same title, with the same responsibilities at two different places, while loving one and hating the other. The same train of thought applies to employers: A candidate who doesn’t… Read more »

Short Work History? Beef Up Your Resume With These 3 Tips

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If you’re still somewhat new to the workforce, it can feel like a battle to get an employer to take a chance on you when you don’t have much work history to show. Fortunately, many hiring managers operate with the mindset that they can teach their way of doing things to the right candidate. It’s… Read more »

Should You Use the Same Cover Letter for All Opportunities?

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A cover letter allows you the opportunity to add context to the qualifications listed on your resume and show off the real person behind the application. Since the purpose of a cover letter is to support your resume and expand on why you should be considered, it’s essential to avoid using a generic cover letter… Read more »

How to Search for an Accounting Job While Employed

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Job seekers are often advised that the search process is like a full-time job itself because it requires consistent effort and focus. If you’re currently employed, you’re often considered more desirable to hiring managers because it shows that another company values you. However, it can be challenging to not only find the time to start… Read more »

Is It OK to Quit Without Saying Why?

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No matter how badly you want to leave a job, it’s essential for your professional reputation to try to quit as gracefully as possible when the time finally comes to move on. Even if you have no intention of wanting to work there again in the future, you never know when you’ll need a reference… Read more »

Should You Take a Job You Don’t Want?

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Sometimes job searching leads you to apply for opportunities that don’t exactly thrill you, but for which you’re qualified. If you end up getting an offer for a job you don’t want, you may feel conflicted: Do you hold out for the possibility of “dream job” or go ahead and take the offer that’s actually… Read more »

4 Signs You’re at the Wrong Job and Need a New One

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Most jobs have their bad days that make employees dream of escaping the grind, but there is a difference between the normal grievances of the average workplace and truly feeling bored or disliking your job. If you’re wondering if the feelings will pass or if it’s a sign of bad fit, check out these four… Read more »

How to Self-Assess Before an Interview

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When a hiring manager invites you to come for an interview, it means you’re seriously being considered for the position. Getting deeper into the hiring process also means that hiring managers will be evaluating your qualifications and personality traits much more closely. Don’t blow a promising opportunity because you didn’t ensure all your bases were… Read more »

Get off the Couch and Be Social – Networking for Accountants

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Connecting with other like-minded and aspirational professionals is one of the top practices that contributes to career advancement. People in industries like accounting, which isn’t as relationship-based as an industry such as sales, may not have as much experience or natural inclination for networking with new people. Reap the benefits of professional relationships – network… Read more »

How to Job Search Long Distance

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The challenges of a long-distance job search are reminiscent of the challenges you may have faced when you were trying to get your first job. Just like it’s hard to get a job without experience, it seems like you can’t get a job in a new location until you move there — but it’s hard… Read more »