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Becoming a Gold Medalist

As some of the world’s top athletes compete in PyeongChang, there’s no doubt their audience will imagine what it takes to make it to that level. It’s a long and arduous path and it certainly takes an enormous amount of physical ability. But maybe you can take some lessons from these committed athletes and apply them to your own career in accounting and finance.

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Don’t Catfish Your Employer: Be Honest About Your Skills

Using “catfish” (or “catphish”) as a verb means to present false information about oneself online. Commonly used to begin romantic relationships online, it also applies to the working world. when job candidates intentionally misrepresent their skills/experience in pursuit of new positions, they are catfishing employers. In either case, it’s a very bad idea. CATFISHING CONSEQUENCES Law doesn’t specifically prohibit social catfishing, as it’s a relatively new situation.

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5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Career Path in Finance & Accounting

Going to work every day keeps the paychecks coming in. You may receive excellent performance reviews and even get promoted. But while showing up and doing your job every day is important, it’s not the same as managing your career path. However, managing your career isn’t about getting a gold star. It’s about doing work you love and feeling confident, supported and on top of your game. You want a career that supports the kind of life you want to live.

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How to Win the Hiring Game in a Tight Labor Market

Companies looking to expand their accounting and finance teams are running into a problem. In the current economy, there just aren’t enough accounting and finance professionals to go around. While total U.S. employment is relatively low at just 4.1 percent as of December 2017, the unemployment rate for accounting and finance professionals is less than half that. This means more employers are having trouble filling job openings. There is also more competition to hold on to the talent they already have.

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Why a Faster Hiring Process Helps Your Business

A tight labor market and increasingly choosy candidate pool is creating a sense of urgency among employers to hire quickly, or lose top talent to their competitors. As unemployment continues to drop, candidates have additional career options and are more willing to leave their jobs for what appears to be greener pastures. This exodus of qualified professionals can be expensive—and stressful—for all companies involved. So, who are the most eligible candidates, and how are businesses quickly engaging with them?

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Ways to Improve Job Performance for Next Year

As we approach the end of the year, it is time to reflect on those things that we have already done, and look forward to those that we look to achieve. Being successful in the workplace leads to job satisfaction. Let’s look at what you can do as an employee to improve your job performance heading into a new year. Go Over Your Mid-year Review A mid-year review is a great way to help you get career focused.

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Thaw the Chill of an Empty Office: Hire Temps

With the holiday season upon us, many employers are struggling to balance year-end events, like open enrollment and tax planning, with employee requests for time off. At no other time of year do companies have to field so many vacation requests. Grant all of them, and you won’t be able to deliver the service your clients expect. Deny too many and you’ll create internal strife. To prevent problems, help your business survive the holiday out-of-office epidemic with temporary workers.

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