Search articles in Career Advice

Found 112 articles

  • How to listen like a pro

    • May 4, 2016

    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.

  • 6 tips to master the first 90 days in an accounting job

    • Apr 5, 2016

    Near-mastery of a new accounting job during the first 90 days is critical for new hires, survey data suggest.

  • Professional networking tips for people who hate networking

    • Mar 14, 2016

    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.

  • How to develop finance leaders

    • Feb 10, 2016

    A good leader recognises that part of the job is developing the next generation of leaders.

  • Charm Offensive: the psychology of winning people's hearts and minds

    • Feb 10, 2016

    The author of Persuade offers three tips to help you wield more influence in the workplace

  • 5 ways to overcome procrastination

    • Jan 25, 2016

    What daunting to-do list task have you been avoiding? Ignoring? Dreading? 5 ways to overcome procrastination

  • How to ask for additional career development (successfully) in 5 easy steps

    • Jan 12, 2016

    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.

  • Play the office politics game and win...

    • Dec 16, 2015

    Just about everybody who has collected a paycheck can recognise the different types of “office politicians”.

  • How to know your career needs a change

    • Dec 16, 2015

    How exactly do you know you've been in the same job too long and your career needs a change?

  • How not to fail your next job interview

    • Sep 17, 2015

    To avoid failing your next job interview, here are some tips to help you prepare:

  • What’s Stopping You Being An Effective Leader

    • Aug 27, 2015

    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.

  • 7 tactics to turn around a non-functioning team

    • Aug 24, 2015

    What if you have started a new job and are managing a non-functioning team, what can you do to turn it around?

  • What we can learn from the best and worst leaders

    • Aug 13, 2015

    The worst leaders point out problems without offering solutions. And they often withhold plans or prevent colleagues from contributing to the decision-making process.

  • 5 reasons why (and how) to add value to your employer

    • May 11, 2015

    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:

  • Psychometric testing in interviews

    Psychometric testing in interviews

    • Apr 24, 2015

    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.

  • How To Review Your Career

    • Apr 15, 2015
    • Duncan Brodie

    As a finance / accounting professional, I’m guessing that achieving success in your career is important to you?

  • How to hire a bad employee in 4 steps

    • Apr 8, 2015

    Knowing how to hire a successful candidate is an essential skill that should be picked up as you progress your career.

  • 8 cures for your costly time-management ills

    • Mar 27, 2015

    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.

  • How to manage your time and priorities

    • Mar 5, 2015

    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.

  • 4 tactics to create an attention-grabbing presentation

    • Mar 3, 2015

    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.