Effective Interview Strategies When English Is Not Your First Language


Interviewing for a job typically is stressful. Interviewing when English is not your first language can be even more challenging. No matter your proficiency in English, you might find that using the language during an interview is more stressful than using your native language during an interview. Fortunately, you can practice using effective strategies when… Read more »

Employee Retention Starts Sooner Than You Think!


We are working in a highly competitive candidate market. This is why extending an offer and receiving acceptance do not always mean your candidate starts and transitions as planned. When you hire, your candidate may have been actively pursuing other roles. This means there still is competition for roles that they previously applied or interviewed… Read more »

Developing Your Skills While Doing the 9 to 5


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As an accounting and finance employee, career advancement is a top priority. This involves developing the knowledge, skills, and experience required to take on additional responsibility. One way to accomplish this is by developing your skillset during the work week. By finding ways to increase the value you provide your employer, you set yourself up… Read more »

A New Guide to Video Interview Etiquette


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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are using technology to recruit employees. Rather than have candidates come to the office and risk spreading coronavirus, hiring managers are using platforms such as Zoom, WebEx, and Skype to conduct video interviews. Although the questions and conversations may be similar to in-person interviews, preparing for a video… Read more »

8 Hours, No Exceptions – How Sleep Deprivation Is Impacting Your Job Performance


Not getting enough sleep at night is detrimental to your work performance. You may show up late to the office (or virtual office), experience interference with daily activities, or fall asleep at your desk. Even modest amounts of sleep loss can accumulate over time, providing a substantial impact on daily functioning. Professionals who are now working at home are reporting… Read more »

Are You Bored at Work? It Could Be More Than That


If you’re bored at work, there may be a variety of reasons. Your interest may no longer align with your work. You might not be fully using your capabilities. There could be little opportunity for growth and learning. Perhaps you have no clear goals. Ignoring your boredom can make things worse. Increased stress, poor mental… Read more »

Ethical Pitfalls Accounting Professionals Face Every Day


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As an accountant, you work with confidential information and sensitive data daily. Since the numbers can affect bonuses and stock prices, you might face ethical issues in your activities. These issues can include conflicts of interest, confidentiality issues, or fraudulent activities. When faced with these dilemmas, you need to make the right choices to appropriately… Read more »

6 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Get a Counter Offer


What Matters to Your Stakeholders?

When you accept a new accounting job and let your manager know you’re leaving, they may give you a counteroffer. Your manager might question why you’re leaving and try to convince you to stay. Before deciding whether to accept a counteroffer, it’s in your best interest to consider why the offer is coming once you… Read more »

What’s on the Horizon for the Accounting Profession?


The accounting industry is facing substantial changes over the next three decades. Evolving technology, continued globalization and new forms of regulation are becoming major challenges for the accounting field. As a result, accountants, companies, and schools need to make substantial changes in the way they operate. Here is an inside look at what’s on the… Read more »

Storytelling Is Essential to How You Manage Data


As an accountant, storytelling is essential to sharing data. Using stories to share how data relates to business decisions in easily understood ways helps to explain complex information in a digestible way. Because people remember impactful stories, they’ll more easily retain what you said and apply it to short- and long-term planning. Learn more about… Read more »