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  • Follow up on a job application

    Advice for following up while on the job hunt

    • Oct 31, 2019

    How to follow up on a job application? Here are more thoughts shared by finance professionals and career coaches.

  • What you need to know before interviewing with a CFO

    • Jun 9, 2019

    60% of CFOs polled said they formed an opinion of candidates within the first 15 minutes of an interview. Here is what you need to know before your interview.

  • Did you know there's a difference between a performance review and a salary review?

    • Nov 7, 2017

    Good performance doesn't equal a pay rise, even if there is firm assurance that the six-month review is linked to salary review. Learn more about the difference between them.

  • Train yourself to avoid email overload

    • Oct 31, 2017

    Want to save time at work? Rethink your approach to email. That’s the message from productivity experts, who themselves follow strict rules for when and how they read and reply to email messages.

  • Productivity techniques to conquer your to-do list

    • Oct 31, 2017

    When feeling overwhelmed by an ever-expanding to-do list, many of us make the mistake of trying to plough through as much as we can, without pausing to think about how best to use our time.

  • 8 tips for leaving your job on good terms

    • Oct 31, 2017

    Most professionals switch jobs during their careers. But how do you leave on good terms and maintain your own reputation and brand?

  • What to do when your dream job falls short of your job expectations

    • Oct 3, 2017

    When the disappointment sets in, you may be tempted to throw in the towel and move on. But that may not be the best solution.

  • Does your CV appeal to humans and machines?

    • Aug 22, 2017

    I’m not a huge fan of the Terminator films but I’m led to believe that the machines had taken over the world and good (or bad) old Arnie was sent back in time to alter history with Kyle Reese as his main adversary.

  • How to confidently say “no” to your colleagues

    • Jun 9, 2017

    Talk to any responsible parent and they’ll explain the power of saying “no”. Saying “no” is often a good thing. So why do we so fail to say “no” at work to adults who are much more intellectually capable of understanding and accepting it?

  • Eight ways to retain talented people

    • Oct 7, 2016

    When a valued employee quits, the loss of intellectual property and product knowledge could actually have a bigger long-term impact than the cost of hiring new staff.

  • How to improve your productivity (by doing nothing)

    • Oct 7, 2016

    We live in a fast-paced world, and it seems we're all action-orientated. It’s easy to assume that doing as much as possible and keeping busy every hour of the day is the best way to be productive.

  • The top development priorities for management accountants

    • Sep 6, 2016
    • Samantha White (swhite@aicpa.org) is a CGMA Magazine senior editor.

    Career progression is top of mind for many management accountants, and the scope of a role and the prospects it holds for promotion are strong motivating factors for those considering their next move.

  • How to develop a winning mindset

    • Sep 6, 2016
    • Samantha White (swhite@aicpa.org) is a CGMA Magazine senior editor.

    Imagine that you are at the starting line on an Olympic track, the culmination of many years’ hard work and sacrifice, preparing for the biggest race of your life in a stadium filled with 80,000 spectators, floodlights blazing, television cameras trained on you, and the expectations of an entire nation on your shoulders. How would you perform under that kind of pressure?

  • 5 ways to excel at networking

    • Aug 11, 2016
    • Samantha White (swhite@aicpa.org) is a CGMA Magazine senior editor

    Regardless of your role or career stage, building and maintaining a strong network is more important than ever.

  • How to boost your strategic thinking skills

    • Aug 4, 2016

    Here are five ways for you, your employees and you finance team to become more innovative and forward thinking.

  • 5 easy tips to develop killer communication skills

    • Jul 8, 2016

    Are you an introvert or a shy person who longs for stronger communication skills — especially in stressful situations? We’ll let you in on a secret: The key to being an excellent verbal communicator is confidence.

  • How to become a great mentor

    • Jul 8, 2016

    Every accounting and finance professional who’s had a mentor knows how valuable the experience can be. But mentoring relationships aren’t just about helping mentees learn the ropes of a job or build their careers. They can also provide growth opportunities for the mentor.

  • How vulnerable are you to becoming obsolete at work

    • Jul 7, 2016

    Katie Willyerd and Barbara Mistick explain why it's time to check how vulnerable you are to becoming obsolete at work

  • 6 ways to write an email message that works

    • Jun 9, 2016

    Email messages have become the primary communication tool in business settings. But writing an efficient work-related message is easier said than done.

  • Six worthwhile risks to take in your career

    • Jun 2, 2016

    We’re not talking about behaving impulsively. Rather, the career risks you should consider are those that leave you feeling professionally satisfied, help you move up in the finance world and see you receiving fair reward and recognition for a job well done.