How To Get The Best Results When Managing and Leading A Finance Team

Leading and managing in any discipline is challenging. In Finance I really believe it is even tougher. There are several reasons why:You have a lot of committed people.You have a lot of ambitious people.You have people who want to have their say.Not all technically brilliant people are good managers.Faced with these challenges you might wonder how to […]

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How To Talk About Your Weaknesses In A Job Interview

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. I just wanted to do a quick live this morning to talk about an area that I know is a struggle for many people, particularly people from professional backgrounds like Accountants, who I work with extensively. And the topic I want to talk about this morning is how […]

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Building A Successful Accounting Career Is Never About This

When we start out in accounting we learn a lot. We study for exams and get professionally qualified. We become good at a lot of stuff. We might even become know as the go to person in the department. While it’s vitally important to get really good at the core accounting work, it can be your downfall in my […]

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How To Stay Resilient When Looking For Your Next Job

Let’s face it.  Looking for and landing your next job is tough at the best of times. Right now, 10 months into the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2021 it’s even tougher. I’ve shared lots of tips around CVs, cover letters, job interview preparation and job interview success. Something I’ve talked about a lot less is resilience and being […]

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What Can You Offer To Your Next Employer?

Load up your CV.   Make a few changes for your most recent role.  Start applying. Get job interviews.  Get job offers. Sounds really simple.  In theory it is.  In practice it’s not. As part of the hiring process those making the decisions want to know what you have to offer. What surprises me from working with clients and hiring […]

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Ask Yourself This Question Before You Apply For A Job

Looking for a new job can be tough at the best of times. In an employer market, where there is even more applicants, it becomes even more challenging. A mistake I see accountants and professionals make is falling into is adopting what I call the spray and hope strategy. In essence applying for everything that might appear remotely […]

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The Accounting Job Market In 2021

A new year is often a time when many accountants think about their next job move. In 2021 it might be a continuation of job search for those who have found themselves losing their job as a result of COVID-19. So what’s the accounting job market like as we start 2021. This was the topic I discussed with […]

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We Are Looking To Hire You Not We

Navigating your way through the various stages of job interviews can be tough. You are under the spotlight. One of the problems I notice among accountants and professional people is a reluctance to talk themselves up (trust me I know what it’s like as an accountant myself). When it comes to job interviews they can fall into a […]

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What The Best Accountants in Organisations Will Do In 2021

A new year.  One that follows 2020.   A year none of us could have anticipated 12 months ago. Of course there’s plenty of challenges ahead. All of the welcome support provided by government comes at a cost. Economically challenging times ahead.  And of course plenty of uncertainty. I work predominantly with accountants working in organisations rather than those who […]

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