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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Why Are You The Ideal Candidate

Why are you the ideal candidate? A question you can expect to be asked in a job interview and one that many struggle with. So here’s my tip. Ahead of the job interview study the job description and person specification. And then pick out the most important variables in that job description and person specification. And then when asked that […]

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CV Writing – Done Is Better Than Perfect

You know that as part of your job search you are going to need to update your CV. Alternatively if you haven’t been on the job market for a while, it might be that you need to start from scratch. In other articles I’ve talked about the importance of taking the time to get clarity around what […]

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Getting Views But Not Getting Contacted On LinkedIn When Job Seeking

I received an email from someone I’ve been working with. They had been on a webinar. In their email they asked if their LinkedIn profile is not attracting or grabbing the attention of viewers because they were not being contacted. It’s a really great question. Answering it isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. If you think about it when […]

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The Building Blocks To Being A Better Business Partner

Business partnering in finance and other functional areas like IT, procurement and HR is becoming more and more common. This is in part being driven by advances in technology. But also by functional professionals themselves wanting more rewarding work. And let’s not forget the changing demands of business itself. Of course being a business partner is a whole lot […]

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Remote Job Interviews – Two Top Tips

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. I want to talk very briefly about remote job interviews and what you need to do to overcome the struggles with remote job interviews. The first thing I would say to you is, accept the way it is right now. Job interviews remotely are the future for the foreseeable […]

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15 Tips To Achieve More Success In Your Accounting Career

You’re an ambitious accountant and want to do well in your career. Of course wanting to do well in your career and actually achieving success is often very different. Over the 40+ years I’ve seen really variation on what accountants achieve. So what tips would I offer to help you increase the chances of achieving success in your […]

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Why You Might Be Your Biggest Barrier To Landing Your Next Job

At any time looking for and landing your next job is tough. Add in the uncertainty around COVID-19 and it adds another challenge. Employers, just like all of us don’t know what’s around the corner. They will be cautious in their approach. I’ve seen examples of interviews being cancelled at short notice. It can be frustrating. Equally organisations are dealing with […]

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What’s Different About You?

Job interviews are competitive. One job, several candidates being interviewed. Best case scenario you have a 20-25% chance of getting the job. Equally it’s not all doom and gloom. Every candidate has something to offer. Every candidate has their own unique experiences. Every candidate has their strengths. Every candidate has weaker areas. But what different about you in your view and perhaps in […]

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How To Talk About Your Career Achievements Authentically In A Job Interview

If you are an accountant or professional, chances are you are highly committed. You do great work because that’s what’s expected. You don’t think that what you are doing is anything out of the ordinary. You are just doing your job after all, right? Here’s the problem A job interview is competitive. There’s one job and several candidates. And a sad but […]

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