If you've resolved to change jobs this year, you'll soon find yourself being the new kind on the block. This situation is littered with pitfalls that can land you squarely in the "I hate that guy/gal." That's not good! Fitting into a new work environment can always be tricky, so in order to avoid being […]
How's this for a strategy in your next interview — be "the weird one." We're not suggesting you show up in jorts or dye your hair pink, but think about this way — most hiring managers will have a stack of CVs on their desk from candidates that have largely identical qualifications. Plenty of people […]
All you need is literally 2 minutes (if that) of your time to fill out an online form with your desired job type, industry, location and salary requirements.
God forbid you end up in a work environment that more resembles Hell than a place of business, but just in case you've found yourself in the corporate equivalent of the Ninth Circle, Dumb Little Man has some great suggestions for surviving. Go check their post for the entire list, but here are a few of […]
Dr. Emelee is a former Big 4 employee in the process of obtaining his own PhD. In this article, first published on Going Concern earlier this fall, he explains what it takes to get onto a PhD program.
You probably think that accounting has no room for creativity. Or that pairing the words “creative” and “accounting” is a nice euphemism for egregious fraud.
Just like in life, when you're looking for a new job, it's easy to get in your own way. There are lots of ways you can sabotage yourself and Forbes has a baker's dozen of them. Here's a rundown of five that we think are the most likely to trip you up: 1. Failing […]
The resume is the easy bit, right? It’s a description of your job history and responsibilities. A list of your achievements and an insight into your leadership, team building or client relationship skills. Well kind of. If you take it literally. We see many resumes that don’t perform very well on this basis alone, but […]
So you’ve made it past round one and now you’ve been asked back for a second, in-house interview. It’s not, and never will be, plain sailing from this point but you are one step closer to securing that internship offer. Here are some tips on what to do, and not do, from this point that […]
This worrying indictment that we’re largely a passionless bunch is outlined in the Unlocking the Passion of the Explorer report from Deloitte Center for the Edge, which surveyed 3,000 full-time US workers from 15 industries and across various job levels.
It goes without saying that accounting is not just about technical skills. To navigate your way successfully through the minefield that is landing your dream job, you’ll also need a heap of skills that have nothing to do with debits and credits.
Virtually every accounting professional maintains some type of to-do list, whether it's as simple as a few notes on a page or a comprehensive electronic system. To-do lists, as everyone knows, have high utility – the items on the list are constant reminders as to what we want or choose to get done. However, […]
It’s been my experience that mentoring is 90% talking about mentoring and 10% actual mentoring.
While many of today’s CFOs have taken the usual finance stepping-stones toward their executive roles, they believe tomorrow’s CFOs will need new experiences and key skills to meet the evolving needs of business, according to a new report.
Over the past few years, accounting has become a popular choice for a second career by many people who realized that their first had them going nowhere. Deciding to change careers when you’ve been out of school for a number of years takes guts. For starters, it’s a confession of sorts. You’re more or less […]
Now that it's October, many of you are getting serious about finding your next job. The best thing to do, we think, to get started on your search is to head over to Going Concern Jobs and see what's listed there. Then set up an account, upload your résumé, create a shortlist of the jobs you're interested in, and set up some email alerts so […]
Managers in accounting, finance, and IT are cautiously optimistic about their hiring plans for the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a new hiring outlook survey from staffing firm Brilliant. This quarter's hiring forecast revealed a continued rise in unfilled positions and a substantial loss in key talent, resulting in a favorable outlook in […]
The results of Universum’s American Student Survey reveal how students perceive organizations as employers in the United States.
Although accounting has often been described as a profession and industry that is fairly recessionary proof, is that really true?
It’s time to update your resume, brush the digital dust off your LinkedIn profile and start thinking about how best to stand out from the crowd this fall.
It’s tough out there. Job hunting is almost a full time job in itself. Resumes, LinkedIn profiles, recruiters and job boards all need juggling and managing.
For the third straight year, Accounting Principals, an accounting and finance staffing agency, has identified the top ten cities to find a job in finance. For 2013, Dallas takes the top spot on the list, followed by Houston and San Francisco.
Despite concerns about the risks and costs associated with health care, US CFOs maintain a more positive perspective as they enter the second half of 2013, especially toward hiring and employment opportunities, according to a new survey.
PAY ATTENTION, people. This isn't just another fluff piece from Yahoo! about how amazing accounting is as a career and how accountants are more popular than both the Beatles and Jesus Christ combined. This is the AICPA. According to the 2013 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits […]
Last week I talked about everything you need to do to prepare yourself for an interview. The night before and the day of an interview can easily trip you up if you’re not ready. Hopefully this guide will help you along the way. As always, share your comments below. THE NIGHT BEFORE Carving some […]
Hey, INTERN. Yes, you there wearing your hangover like a scarlet letter on this lovely Friday. Down your third gatorade and listen up. This is everything you need to know to not completely waste your summer away in your internship. You earned a coveted internship, but I am not going to stroke your ego […]
Continuing in efforts to best prepare you for your next job (maybe one you’ll land through GC Jobs) I wanted talk about interviewing. By this point you have a nice polished resume and well worded cover letter. You networked your ass off (or called back one of the 15 recruiters that calls you every week) […]
Here we are again, folks. Today’s topic cover letters is a bit more ambiguous. Are they necessary? Do you take a risk? Should you send it as an attachment? Doesn’t my résumé speak for itself? SO MANY QUESTIONS. It’s true that the argument for and against cover letters will probably go on forever. Sure, they can […]
With recruiting season in full swing, it’s time to dust off your résumé and revamp it. If you are a staff member, chances are your résumé still lists you as being in college. That needs to change. Everything you need to know to put together a successful résumé can be found here. It’s important to remember […]