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 You’ve stepped outside of the professional arena for a little while to attend to other aspects of your life, and now it’s time to get back into the game. Maybe you’ve been gone for just a few months, or maybe you’ve been on another path for several years. But the time has come to shift… read the rest »

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If your qualifications align perfectly with the needs of your target position, that’s great news for your employers and great news for you. If you appear (in the eyes of your reviewers) to fall just short of the mark, that’s often okay too. In fact, some employers target slightly underqualified candidates, since these applicants can… read the rest »

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As you hit the job search trail in search of a new position, you’ll be relying on a few important tools: a killer resume, a winning cover letter, a network of friends and professional contacts, and—at a lower, but still important position on the list—your references. These are the people who you can count on… read the rest »

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As a job applicant in the accounting and finance arena, you’ll need to position yourself as a qualified candidate. But as it happens, “qualified” candidates only get so far. Once you’ve accomplished that task, you’ll have to take the next step and frame yourself as a candidate who can actually stand apart and contribute more… read the rest »

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 So you didn’t get the job. And you’re not feeling great about it. In fact, this ranks as the most serious bummer of the day, if not the entire week. You put everything you had into this opportunity; you created a perfect resume, formed a connection with your potential employers, sent a handwritten thank-you note… read the rest »

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You’re making all the right moves during your job search. You’re taking advantage of every opportunity, leaning on every network contact, and leaving no stone unturned and no tool unused. You aren’t wasting time and you certainly aren’t letting any potential job leads slip through the cracks. But despite your best efforts, you may still… read the rest »

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In our modern digital age, the candidate search process extends well beyond the information presented in a cover letter and resume. Most employers begin with these two documents, and they use them to screen an initial pool of likely contenders. But by the time candidate reviews reach the final round, most employers have searched online… read the rest »

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 When you read over the job post for the first time, your eyes lit up. And as you drafted your cover letter and resume and sent them off, you crossed your fingers and hoped for an interview invitation. But since that time, you’ve received new information and at this point, your feelings have changed. Now… read the rest »

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You’re a mid-career professional with years of workplace experience and few job-search ups and downs under your belt. You’ve lost a job unexpectedly at least once (maybe several times), and you’ve been through your share of resume revisions, interviews, and patient, anxious sessions of waiting by the phone. As you watch younger millennial candidates go… read the rest »