Archive for Candidates

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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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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228,000 jobs added in November

The latest From the BLS Employment Report: According to the most recent jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 228,000 nonfarm jobs in November, surpassing expectations. Another strong month for jobs further demonstrates that the country is recovering from the impacts of major hurricanes Harvey and Irma in September. This is still true even with the October report being revised down to 244,000 jobs added from 261,000. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.

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261,000 jobs added in October

The latest From the BLS Employment Report: The Labor Department released its October jobs report, which shows that the economy has rebounded following hurricane disruptions last month. The October jobs report showed an increase in total nonfarm employment by 261,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.1 percent (2.2 percent for accounting and finance). There was a sharp increase in employment in bars, restaurants and hotels, which a direct result of hurricane recovery.

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Webinar: Next Generation Leadership

With Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Gen Z all working together under one roof, understanding how to motivate each generation is key. In our upcoming webinar, Next Generation Leadership, we dig into generational diversity in the workplace. We outline each generation to find out how to attract them to your organization, keep them there and motivate them to do their best work. Baby Boomers Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) are the first generation to attend college, with 27 percent of them earning degrees.

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