Career Advice

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  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Regardless of your role or career stage, building and maintaining a strong network is more important than ever.
  • Here are five ways for you, your employees and you finance team to become more innovative and forward thinking.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Katie Willyerd and Barbara Mistick explain why it's time to check how vulnerable you are to becoming obsolete at work
  • Email messages have become the primary communication tool in business settings. But writing an efficient work-related message is easier said than done.
  • 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.
  • How often do you really listen to what your colleague or team member is saying to you? Faced with multiple deadlines and demands, it can be easy to hear what you expect to hear and seek to move on down your list of tasks, rather than taking the time to listen to what is actually being said.
  • Near-mastery of a new accounting job during the first 90 days is critical for new hires, survey data suggest.
  • While the idea of networking might make you cringe, it’s a must-have skill for anybody who’s serious about their accounting and finance career.
  • A good leader recognises that part of the job is developing the next generation of leaders.
  • The author of Persuade offers three tips to help you wield more influence in the workplace
  • What daunting to-do list task have you been avoiding? Ignoring? Dreading? 5 ways to overcome procrastination
  • Use the following five simple steps to make sure the conversation with your manager is a success and you receive the professional development you need to reach your career goals.
  • Just about everybody who has collected a paycheck can recognise the different types of “office politicians”.