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What’s in a Name? How Your Name Could Impact Your Job Prospects

February 24th, 2012

If your name is Tim Jones or John Smith, the odds are that companies and HR professionals have heard your name – or one just like it – many times. For a more unique name, like Tim Papadopoulos, you may think that gives you that ability to stand out against the competition, right? Not according to recent studies. Read the rest of this entry »

The Job Search: Get a Good Night’s Sleep

January 27th, 2012

Remember how awful the beginning of the school year was when you were a teenager? For three long months you did what you wanted, when you wanted. If you felt like staying up late: no problem. If you wanted to sleep in: no problem. Little did you realize at the time—there was a problem! The poor sleeping habits you picked up would cause you to be tired and less productive the first few weeks of the school year. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Your Business Prepared for the New Year?

December 23rd, 2011

It’s that time of the year again—it’s time to make sure your business has all its ducks in a row to start the new year. You’ve used December to reflect on the past year and now, in this last week of December, it’s time to focus on your company’s new goals for the upcoming year. It’s time to evaluate things by cleaning house, making sure those financial reviews are completed and getting ready for success in 2012.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Game of Interview Telephone

December 9th, 2011

Being a people person is a great quality—it can take you above and beyond in the professional workplace. However, what happens if you aren’t particularly good on the phone? In today’s job market most pre-screening takes place over the phone, which is why it is important to know the best way to engage in phone interviews. There is currently a lot of competition in nearly every job market due to the down economic situation. We have compiled several tips that will help you to put a better step forward when faced with your next phone interview. Read the rest of this entry »

What Finance and Accounting Recruiters Really Look For

November 25th, 2011

No matter your industry, there will always be competition in the job market. Knowing what will make you stand out from the crowd is what makes the difference between getting the interview or not, getting offered that promotion or getting overlooked. To help you get noticed by recruiters and employers, we have put together some general tips that we, as finance and accounting recruiters, look for when searching through potential hire résumés. Read the rest of this entry »

In The Trenches: “Older” Versus “Younger” in the Global Recession

November 10th, 2011

The job market is a cut-throat place these days, but is it extra difficult for older workers? The consensus seems to be “yes”. The questions that arise may include: are they less qualified? Less hardworking? Or is it that younger workers are less expensive?  These are the questions that are instigating conversations across the job market. We have narrowed down some reasons older workers may be suffering when battling for a job against their younger competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Increasing Your Worth in the Workplace

November 4th, 2011

Are you interested in making a larger salary? Before you ask your boss for a raise, you may want to review your current workplace activity to ensure you are performing at your best. The better your value in the workplace, the better the chance at a promotion and the salary boost that comes with it. Luckily, there are several tips our financial recruiting experts have pulled together to help you enhance your overall worth in the workplace. Read the rest of this entry »

Create a Strategy for Managing Stress

October 7th, 2011

This is the time of year when people begin to really feel stressed: holidays are approaching, bills are piling up and the pressure is on at work to get major projects completed before the start of the new year. It’s common knowledge that stress follows us, be it at home or to work, we struggle to compartmentalize it.  The great news is that stress is manageable; you have the ability to control it but in order to do so, it’s vital to have a personal stress management strategy. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s All About Who You Know

September 14th, 2011

It’s not news that networking is a vital to jobseekers on the hunt for a new career. It’s said regularly by professionals and job seekers alike, “It’s all about who you know”. Do you know the right people? Whether you are just starting your networking venture or consider yourself a networking veteran, there are five top individuals who should be in your network. Read the rest of this entry »

Job Search Tip: Use tools to sell your story

September 9th, 2011

When it comes to reviewing résumés, the sheer volume of résumés received in their inbox can overwhelm a recruiter. Think about it: a recruiter could get hundreds upon hundreds of résumés for a single job posting. And with that amount, it can be difficult to differentiate one from the other. That is why it’s important that your résumé has unique properties, such as URLs and hyperlinks, to make it stand out among the sea of qualified applicants. Read the rest of this entry »