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Most of us don’t write down our goals on paper. In fact, only about 3% of adults claim to do this when asked, and the reasons are fairly obvious: It takes time, most of us keep records digitally instead of on paper, and most of us think our brains can be trusted to remember things… read the rest »

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Some stereotypes suggest that IT candidates are shy, socially awkward or reserved, especially in the tense environment of a job interview. But the truth is, ALL candidates tend to feel shy during interviews. And very few of us feel perfectly relaxed and open while conversing with strangers who are being paid to judge us. If… read the rest »

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Almost every career plan in every industry can benefit from a little attention to long-term planning. But this type of planning is especially helpful for those who hope to climb the ladder as accountants. Why does a five-year plan matter? And what do you stand to gain by casting your glance so far into the… read the rest »

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You brought your “A” game to your first interview and you gave it everything you had. You put your best foot forward, and then you walked out the door and hoped for the best. A few days later, your efforts paid off. You landed a second interview! Congratulations … but you aren’t finished just yet…. read the rest »

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Let’s face the facts: Job interviews are difficult. Even experienced, confident candidates sometimes make simple mistakes that can cost them an opportunity. And by sometimes, we mean often. Your success during an interview doesn’t always depend on your job skills or your professional background; sometimes it just depends on how well you handle the task… read the rest »

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Do you feel confident and totally in control of your daily tasks? It may have taken you a long time to get here, and you may have made a few mistakes and gone through a steep learning curve to gain your current skills…but you are here now. Moreover, while the job may have seemed difficult… read the rest »

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You may not know exactly what your recruiters are thinking as they interact with you; however, it can help you and support your job search if you understand what motivates them to do the things they do. Most recruiters have one goal: Helping their employers and clients find the perfect candidate for an open position…. read the rest »

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You’ve been working in your current position with your current employer for a while now, a tenure between six months and five years. Your current employer treats you well enough, and your salary and benefits are in line with expectations for your industry and geographic area. But you’re starting to get a little restless. There’s… read the rest »

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When you apply for a new job, you want to demonstrate you can handle the daily requirements of the role, but you also want to prove you’re a relatable and trustworthy person. Most of us already know trust arises from a candidate’s friendliness, kindness, sense of humor and communication skill. But here’s another fact about… read the rest »

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As you search for work, you’re probably submitting your resume to job search services and apps, as well as reaching out directly to members of your network who can connect you with leads and point you in the right direction. These are necessary tools; however, make sure they aren’t the only ones you’re using. Keep… read the rest »