All Careers Advice

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  • Some think that it is simply about acquiring the right skills and you are guaranteed to be successful. Others think it’s about having the right qualifications.
  • What if you have started a new job and are managing a non-functioning team, what can you do to turn it around?
  • The worst leaders point out problems without offering solutions. And they often withhold plans or prevent colleagues from contributing to the decision-making process.
  • Employers want to see their employees succeed, and prefer to avoid losing financial performers. Here are five reasons how you should start adding value to your employer:
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • As a finance / accounting professional, I’m guessing that achieving success in your career is important to you?
  • Knowing how to hire a successful candidate is an essential skill that should be picked up as you progress your career.
  • Poor time management is a huge drain on company assets, with top executives, as well as lower-level employees, spending many hours responding to email and attending unproductive meetings.
  • We all have time to do what is most important to us. To help you with this, here are our top 5 tips to help you manage your time and priorities.
  • There are various scenarios where you could be required to present. It might be an important sales pitch for new business, a project summary in the boardroom, a training session for junior employees, or even a salary negotiation with your manager over pay and benefits.
  • You can't be a successful manager unless you can lead a team. In order for organisations to thrive and achieve their potential, they need fully engaged, committed and contented workforces.
  • Russell Reynolds Associates, an executive search firm examined survey responses from more than 3,700 executives, including 134 chief executives at large companies in North America and Europe to find the traits that separate CEO's.
  • Quitting your job doesn’t have to be a stressful experience for you or your employer.
  • If you spend too much time listening to the wrong people, you can quickly find yourself in a much greater pickle than you were before. It's important to differentiate between good career advice built on sound logic and other misguided attempts to point you in the right direction.
  • Whether you’re starting a new search or simply like to keep tabs on potential opportunities, let a job search professional be a part of your strategy. Here are some best practices when working with a recruiter.
  • Should you leave the big corporate role to go with a start-up? Do you focus on specialist areas knowing there may (or may not) be someone to fill in the gaps? How do you climb the ladder to success?
  • People often associate office politics with back-stabbing and doing dirty deals behind the watercooler. But, by failing to engage in its more positive aspects, you could be missing out on pay rises, promotions and perks.
  • A heavy sigh and a sense of trepidation is the reaction most people have when it’s time for their annual performance review. But if you actively participate in the process, an evaluation can be extremely beneficial in helping you advance professionally.
  • Management accountants can no longer tuck themselves away in the back office, knowing that they will never be asked to step into the limelight. The ability to make a good presentation is now a key skill...
  • You may be prepared for an in-person job interview, but how equipped are you for one conducted over the phone?