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The media and economists all have their predictions, but no one really knows how long this economic downturn will last or what prolonged effects companies will endure. Something we do know: Accounting and finance jobs are critical during times of economic uncertainty. Sales may yield revenue, but accounting and finance specialists track immediate results and… Read more »

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How to Address an Employee's Behavior

Your company culture has a significant impact on your organization’s success. Positive culture contributes to employee performance, business growth, and the ability to attract and retain talent. When employees with diverse backgrounds and skillsets align with the same vision and values, they are guided by the same mission and principles. This is why taking action… Read more »

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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 »

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Recognizing Employee Stress and Challenges

The majority of daily activities and interactions are governed by the subconscious. This is why instinctive, emotional reactions are common during stressful situations. For someone like you with leadership responsibilities, maintaining self-control is necessary. The same principle applies to your team members. You need to help them take control of their thinking and behavior, especially when they get out… Read more »

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Hiring candidate aptitude

Let’s be clear, hiring is always hard. But it’s even more challenging in today’s world where we have increased competition and a labor market not bound by geography; a global skills shortage; and unprecedented economic volatility spurred by COVID-19. Combine that with the cost of a bad hire —which according to the Department of Labor… Read more »

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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 »

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Work SMARTER, Not Necessarily LONGER Hours

Like other managers, one of your goals is to increase your team’s efficiency and productivity. There are good and bad ways to approach this subject. Encouraging team members to work harder is ineffective. Coming to the office early and working late into the night does not guarantee quality work or bigger achievements. This is why you need to show… Read more »

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Candidate for accounting job

With our country’s historic unemployment numbers due to COVID-19, business leaders might understandably assume it’s easy to find talent for open finance and accounting positions. In fact, the opposite is true. While the hiring pool is exponentially larger than a year ago, that doesn’t necessarily translate to “top talent” actively looking for new roles. The… Read more »

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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 »