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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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By Jennifer Hannigan, CEO of Alliance Resource Group Working with a recruiter always gives job hunters an advantage — I wouldn’t have dedicated my entire professional career to the recruiting industry if I didn’t believe this. During any recession, it’s even more important. This unprecedented year has shaken up all the rules for business, especially… 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 »

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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 »

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The global pandemic has turned life as we knew it upside down. Learning to navigate our “new normal” takes grace and grit. Like the businesses that have been forced to pivot to changes in the marketplace (look at all of those restaurants who have successfully turned parking lots into outdoor eating places), we all need… Read more »

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This month, we marked the start of the third quarter of what will surely be remembered as the year of COVID-19, a year no one could have predicted. This is especially true for finance teams, many of whom have been recasting financials on a weekly basis. As our CFO COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey revealed last… Read more »