Happy New Year! Now Get a Job

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The New Year’s resolution process tends to be a predictable cycle of vague goals made with the utmost enthusiasm, only to be abandoned soon after. If you truly want to make a professional change in 2016, make the type of resolutions that will actually help you accomplish your goal (rather than being forgotten about in… Read more »

You’re Employed, But You Should Never Stop Looking

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The professionals who progress on their career paths are not the ones who sit around and wait for opportunities to come their way, or for circumstances to change to finally force their hands. Maybe it sounds counterintuitive, but if you start waiting to job search until you actually need a job, you’re already a few… Read more »

Who’s Got Your Back? Who to Use as References

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Your application may get your foot in the door with hiring managers and a great interview may put you at the top of the list, but it’s your reference check that is often the “make it or break it” factor in whether or not you get the job. After all, they’ve gotten to hear why… Read more »

4 Tips for the Holiday Season Job Search

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You may think job searching is a lost cause during the holiday season, but believe it or not, most managers don’t get to check out for the last part of the year. Work still has to be done, and that often includes hiring. Plus, since there is a preconceived notion that no one hires during… Read more »

You Don’t Want the Job? Well, This is Awkward…

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It is an awkward situation when you turn down a job that you interviewed for – you were literally just telling the hiring manager how much you wanted to be hired. Unless you’re in the habit of wasting your own time, you probably didn’t apply with the intention of giving a “thanks but no thanks,”… Read more »

Let the Bargaining Begin! How to Negotiate Salary

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Once the initial excitement wears off after receiving a job offer, there’s a shift in the dynamic between you and the hiring manager. Now that you have sufficiently impressed them and they’ve made it clear they want you, you’re on a more level playing field with talking cold hard money. An overly aggressive negotiation could… Read more »

The Importance of Fact-Checking Your Resume

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Once a job listing is made public, it’s all about timing. If you wait too long, the opportunity may be long gone and filled. While procrastination can make you miss out, there’s an alternative that’s even worse: Not proofing your resume for accuracy. Learn why it’s so important to take the time to perform a… Read more »

Following up an Interview: How Long Should You Wait?

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Time can feel like it’s standing still when you’re waiting to hear back about a job interview. How candidates follow up after an interview can help or hurt their chances. Don’t throw away a great interview by messing it up with bad follow-up. Use these tips on the best practices for following up on an… Read more »

You Got Canned. Here’s How to Rebound.

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Being fired can feel like the worst thing in the world, but it does happen. People who have been fired, justifiably so or not, have bounced back and you certainly can too. Although being fired doesn’t have to spell the end of your ambitions, you do have to be prepared to discuss it during job… Read more »

Accounting is Boring. Here’s How to Spice it Up…

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Number crunching may make the business world go ’round, but let’s face it – it isn’t exactly glamorous. And since you spend such a large chunk of your day at work, the typical boring office culture for accountants can suck the life out of you, if you don’t take steps to prevent it. Use these… Read more »