Resume Writing for Finance and Accounting Roles


Improve your resume

Stand Out from the Competition with Precision, Consistency and Simplicity   Finance and Accounting resumes should be more than a long list of numbers and analytics. A strong financial resume should not only showcase technical experience and knowledge, but demonstrate — through concrete examples — intangible capabilities such as communication skills and relationship building, flair for… Read more »

Make an Impact with Your Post-Interview Thank You


Candidate interviews for an accounting position

Congratulations! You aced an interview for that awesome new job opportunity (or at least you think you did). Sit back and wait for them to contact you with an offer? Absolutely not. A post-interview thank you note offers one final chance to make a lasting, high-impact impression. It’s a simple step that many candidates forget…. Read more »

Eight Ways to Get Your LinkedIn Profile Noticed


Whether you have decades of experience or you’re in the first phase of your career, LinkedIn is a powerful tool that can help tell your professional story to recruiters and potential employers. It allows you to convey much more than a resume and is often the go-to resource for anyone preparing to interview a candidate…. Read more »

Four Reasons Every Accounting and Finance Professional Should Have a Recruiter as a Career Coach


Working with a career coach in Southern California

A recruiter who acts as a career coach provides significant benefits for your accounting and finance career. They offer you career planning, resume building, interview coaching, assistance with job offer negotiations, and more. Because a recruiter is actively involved in placing candidates with client companies, they remain current with hiring practices and trends. You can… Read more »

Understanding Your Potential: How to Consistently Push Yourself Through Your Perceived Ceiling 


Motivating Yourself | Personal Motivation

The degree of success you experience throughout your accounting and finance career is directly linked to how far you believe you can go. As the saying goes, whether you think you can or cannot, you are right. For this reason, you may need a mentor or colleagues to inspire you to move to the next level. Implement… Read more »

A Candidate’s Guide to Negotiating a Job Offer


Candidate negotiating job offer in finance

2020 has reshaped just about everything when it comes to work. Each of us has been pushed to adapt, pivot and grow. Many jobseekers have wisely leveraged the time to learn new skills that will make them more attractive to potential employers. Regardless, every candidate should expect some new norms when it comes to negotiating… Read more »

No More Excuses for These Zoom Fails


by Jennifer Hannigan, CEO of Alliance Resource Group After nearly a year of working remotely, I’ve spent more time with Zoom than my own children. And I’ve got a few things to say. I’ve Zoomed with my team. I’ve Zoomed with clients. I’ve interviewed dozens of candidates, hosted a Zoom webinar, talked to my kids’… Read more »

Should You Take an Interview Even If You’re Not Actively Looking for a Job? 


Interview questions

Well, it depends. Whether you’re seeking a new role or not, you should always take a recruiter’s call. Listen to them, keep an open mind and if you’re intrigued set up the interview. Even if you’re perfectly happy with your current job, it pays to be actively managing your career. In today’s turbulent job market, it… Read more »

“Yes, and….” A Lesson in Saying Yes and Managing Expectations from Improv 101 


Deploying "Yes And" Strategies in Business

One pillar of improvisation is the acceptance principle of “yes, and…”. When someone in a scene states something, others accept it as truth and build on the reality. For instance, one person might say, “Thank you for cleaning the kitchen! It looks amazing.” Another person might respond, “Since you had to leave right away to help your… Read more »

Why Every Professional Should Take 1-2 Hours on the Weekend to Improve Their Career Skills 


Working on the Weekends | Improving Your Career

As an accounting and finance professional, career development is one of your top priorities. Staying current in your field by increasing your knowledge, skillset, and qualifications keeps you relevant. Continually providing additional value to your employer ensures longevity. These are reasons why you should be spending a few hours each weekend developing skills to further… Read more »