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Challenging Conversation with your manager Two Ways to Prepare for a Challenging Conversation with Your Manager January 21, 2020 Like most employees, the thought of addressing a challenging issue with your manger may make you apprehensive. Not knowing how they might react can keep you from addressing your concerns. However, not directly dealing with… Read More »
Give your accounting team feedback Do You Know How to Give Your Accounting Team Feedback? January 14, 2020 Part of managing your accounting team involves providing feedback. When done promptly and well, giving performance feedback increases productivity, strengthens relationships, and improves retention.   Follow these guidelines to reap the benefits of providing feedback to your accounting… Read More »
Six Ways to Develop Your Career Roadmap for 2020 January 7, 2020 Creating your career path involves understanding which knowledge, skills, and experience are needed for lateral career moves, then forming a plan to do what’s necessary to reach your goals. Implementing a thoroughly developed, written, employer-supported… Read More »
Key Steps to Take When Preparing Your Accounting Department for Maternity Leave December 24, 2019 Managing maternity leave for your accounting team is challenging. The reality of having a team member gone is an even greater concern for a small business. Since roles tend to carry additional responsibilities and specialized… Read More »
3 Ways to Scrap the Boring Water-Cooler Talk for Something More Meaningful 3 Ways to Scrap the Boring Water-Cooler Talk for Something More Meaningful December 17, 2019 Since you spend a significant amount of time at work, part of each day, most likely, is spent talking with coworkers around the water cooler. Having conversations promotes intellectual curiosity and encourages learning, feeling challenged… Read More »
How to Keep Your Accounting Department Running Effectively During the Holidays December 10, 2019 Managing an accounting department during the holidays is stressful. You have to balance employee requests for time off with the increased workload of year-end tasks. Although you want your team to have time off when… Read More »
Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting About the Holidays on Social Media Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting About the Holidays on Social Media December 3, 2019 Like most people, you probably indulge in holiday celebrations and traditions with family and friends. You also might enjoy sharing your experiences with others on social media. Although those are meaningful things to do, keep… Read More »
How to Effectively Lead and Manage Your Data Entry Temps November 26, 2019 Great leaders and talent are needed to grow a successful company. The best leaders focus on vision and strategy to guide and remove obstacles for their teams. They clarify priorities and expectations, define roles and… Read More »
Reasons You Should Take an Accounting Contract Assignment When in Between Jobs November 19, 2019 Accounting contract roles are abundant. They’re an excellent way to secure income, increase skills and potentially be offered a full-time position. Plus, contract roles fill the gaps between jobs on your resume. Here are five… Read More »
3 Books Every Accounting Professional Should Read Before 2020 November 12, 2019 As part of professional development, members of your accounting team should be required to read business-related books. Your teammates will not only learn new business concepts, but also how to apply them to your company.… Read More »
Certifications for your accounting resume What Certifications Should You Add to Your Accounting Resume? November 5, 2019 Accounting is a field that requires a great deal of training. Even with an extensive educational background, however, your resume might not stand out in a sea of qualified candidates. To truly demonstrate your industry-specific knowledge,… Read More »
Ready to Land Your Dream Job? Four Ways to Build Your Personal Brand January 23, 2019 When you think of branding in the traditional sense, you think of the impression a company or product makes on you, and the qualities you associate with it.  When you think of Volvo, what comes… Read More »
New Year … New Career January 9, 2019 5 Ways to Keep Your Job Search On Track in 2019 Now that the presents are unwrapped and the ball has dropped, it’s time to get serious about your New Year’s resolutions. Most of us… Read More »
How to Make the Perfect Hire October 31, 2018 One of the biggest mistakes a job candidate can make is not putting in the time to properly prepare for an interview. But what many interviewers don’t realize is that they, too, need to prepare.… Read More »
Ghosting Employers Is the New Trend…Here’s Why You Should Never, Ever Do It August 15, 2018 With unemployment at its lowest rate in almost 20 years and the pool of qualified job candidates suffering severe drought conditions, the competition for talented employees is hotter than ever – and leading to a… Read More »
The 5 People You Should Surround Yourself With When Looking for a New Job, And Who You Should Avoid April 19, 2018 The job search process is unique to every person. For some, it’s an exciting period of time and they view it as the hunt for their next mountain to climb; they’re seeking out opportunity and… Read More »
Recruiting Guide 2018: How Best to Work with a Recruiter [The Employer Edition] March 21, 2018 Last week David Vigliotti, Vice President at Sales Search Partners, shared his thoughts on recruiting trends impacting the candidate experience in “Recruiting Guide 2018: How Best to Work with a Recruiter [The Candidate Edition].” This… Read More »
Recruiting Guide 2018: How Best to Work with a Recruiter [The Candidate Edition] March 13, 2018 Business is booming, and so too is the battle for top talent. [We’re hiring sales professionals, start your job search here.] But, 2018 is going to be a recruiting year unlike any other. The perfect… Read More »
What to Wear: To an Interview, and Beyond January 24, 2018 We’ve heard them all before: Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. You only have one chance to make a first impression. When in doubt, always dress up. All of these… Read More »
5 Reasons Why Companies Turn to Specialized Recruiters January 9, 2018 An employer brand, or the reputation a company has among job seekers and in the general community as a company to work for, is important. It’s what they’re known for providing as an employer. And… Read More »