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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What We Can Learn From An ER Doctor About Working Effectively

Hospitals are busy places.   Your finance or other department is probably busy too. It can feel like there’s so much to do. And so little time to get things done. I was watching a TED Talk where an ER Doctor was taking about how they triage patients. It got me thinking. How can the principle of triage change your approach […]

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Set Clear Goals If You Want Your Team To Be More Productive

If you lead or manage in Finance or other support functions, chances are you are really busy. It just seems to be the way it is in my experience. Of course busy doesn’t necessarily mean productive or efficient. You may well have at some point thought about team goals. Or maybe you haven’t. You might wonder what’s the benefits.  They […]

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The Reality of Decision Making As A Manager or Leader

Decisions lead to actions. Actions lead to results or feedback. Conceptually you get this no doubt It still isn’t easy making decisions as a manager or leader. Every decision you make is scrutinised. Decisions you make could well be wrong. And of course you worry about the impact of decisions on how others view you. That’s just the reality of decision making […]

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Sometimes You Just Need Someone Else To Help

One of the most rewarding things I get to do in my business is working with clients one to one to help them land their next job. When they reach out initially, they are often really struggling. They are working hard. But just aren’t getting the results that they want. Confidence or loss of confidence is more common than […]

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