Being Effective Beats Being Perfect

Effective is a word that I use a lot when thinking about courses, webinars or workshops. To some it might seem like quite a passive word. For me it fits well with the accountants ad professionals that I work with, particularly in the non technical skills areas or job search. Being an effective from my perspective is about […]

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Don’t Let Your Mindset Hold You Back In Your Career

You’re an accountant or other professional. You have got your professional qualifications. You do good work. Yet you are not making the kind of progress that you know you should in your career. Sadly this is a lot more common than it might seem. When I was delivering a webinar almost two-thirds of people of the accountants on the webinar […]

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It’s All About Marginal Gains In The Accounting Job Market

As an accountant you have a lot to offer. Of course so do other candidates who are on the market. Through my work with thousands of accountants, there’s something that I’ve noticed. There is no silver bullet or magic strategy to get you the job. It’s really all about marginal gains. The small things that you can do to give […]

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What Are You Looking For From Your Next Boss?

They say that people don’t leave organisations. They leave or stay depending on their direct boss. I know that when I look back over the last 40 years of my career, what difference a good boss made. In many ways I would have achieved nothing in my career in accounting if it wasn’t for the boss who saw […]

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Training Course or One to One Coaching

I think it’s fair to say that many accountants recognise that their CPD is really important to get on in their careers. The great thing is there are so many opportunities to access learning these days. From webinars to online or in person training courses and even one to one coaching. One question that I’m often asked is […]

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Are Online Job Interviews Really More Difficult?

If you are looking for your next job at the present time, chances are your interview or interviews will be happening online. I’ve even had clients who have had to do a full assessment day online via Zoom. Now if all of your past experience has been doing job interviews face to face, the online job interview […]

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3 Things That Will Give You The Edge In Job Interviews

Three things that will give you the edge in job interviews. Number one, do your research on the company and the sector. Number two, go through the job description and person specification forensically and identify potential questions. Number three, practice answering questions out loud, including doing a mock interview with someone who can help you to come up […]

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Presenting Your Achievements On Your CV

Presenting your achievements on your CV. Here’s one way to make your achievements stand out. And that’s to make sure that when you write them, you keep them short and you really focus on the business benefit of the achievement. Now, if you can put hard numbers in terms of money saved or time saved, that’s great.  But […]

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The Number 1 Thing You Can Do To Be A Better Business Partner

What’s the number one thing you can do to be a better finance business partner? From my perspective and from talking to literally hundreds of people in workshops, the one thing that’s going to make the biggest difference to you being a more effective business partner is to spend more time out in the business. Understanding the […]

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