Four Podcasts Every Professional Should Subscribe To


Podcasts for Accounting Professionals

As a finance professional, you do all you can to remain current on news, trends, and developments in your industry. One of the ways you can stay informed in your field is by listening to podcasts. These short but informative broadcasts provide topics to discuss with colleagues and position yourself as a thought leader. Here… Read more »

Is Your Resume a TRUE Representation of Who You Are or Just Buzzwords and Fluff?


Improving Your Resume

Given the competitive atmosphere of the job market, you need your resume to show exactly why you’re most qualified for a role. For this reason, you need to avoid using filler words that take up space but don’t provide value for a hiring manager. Because a manager spends 10 seconds or less to decide whether… Read more »

How to Shake a Negative Mindset and Make an Impact on Your Day


Improving Negative Mindset at Work

When negative circumstances come up, your experience can throw off your whole day. You may become angry or frustrated at the situation and let it lower your work performance. However, since you can reshape your brain based on the behaviors you feed it, you’re able to tap into your command center to reverse the effects… Read more »

The Key to Setting (AND ACHIEVING) Your 2020 Professional Goals


Setting and Achieving 2020 Professional Goals

In addition to key performance indicators your company may set for you and your team, you should create your own professional goals. Knowing what you want to work toward and putting a plan into action help you develop your career in the direction you want. The more decisions you make for yourself, the better you… Read more »

What Negative Messages Are You Sending When You Show Up Late to a Meeting?


Almost everyone is late to a meeting at some point. Unexpected circumstances may develop that prevent us from being punctual. However, making a habit of showing up late to meetings sends a variety of negative messages. Not being at least five minutes early gives the impression that whatever kept you was more important than respecting… Read more »

Regroup and Recharge This Holiday Season with These Personal Development Books


With the holiday season upon us, you should have some time away from the office to rest and rejuvenate. As you celebrate with family and friends, be sure to take time for yourself as well. One activity to participate in is reading personal development books. Here are four suggestions to get started. If your plans… Read more »

Control Your Day! The Key to Blocking Time on Your Schedule to Increase Productivity


Blocking Time to Increase Workplace Productivity

From the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep, you spend your days going to meetings, putting out fires, answering voicemails and emails and talking with employees. If you aren’t intentional in scheduling your time, you won’t be able to get much done or have time for your personal life. Since… Read more »

Is Your Work-Life Balance, Well… Out of Balance?


Work Life Balance Improvements | Alliance Resource Group

In many cases, your work can take priority over everything else in your life. Your desire for career success can cause you to forget about the other significant areas that matter. For this reason, you need to find a balance between work and your personal life. Having a healthy work-life balance minimizes stress and burnout… Read more »

Common Consequences of a Toxic Workplace Culture…And How to Fix It!


Workplace Frustration | Alliance Resource Group

Signs of toxic workplace culture may be seen throughout the office. For instance, the lack of communication between managers and teams means employees receive no feedback or recognition for their work. High levels of stress lead to a greater incidence of fatigue, illness, and burnout. Turnover increases because employees don’t want to work for your… Read more »

How to Open Up to Your Boss to Discuss Workplace Stress and Challenges…So You Don’t Have to Quit!


Feeling stress in your job is a normal part of your finance career. Regularly feeling overwhelmed and anxious isn’t. If you feel unreasonably stressed at work, you need to talk with someone. Learn how to open up to your boss to discuss workplace stress by following these guidelines. When it comes time to find a new finance job, contact Alliance Resource… Read more »