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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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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 Mistakes To Avoid When Looking For Your Next Job

Looking for a new job is a big commitment. At the time of writing this article, most of the world is still dealing with the impact of COVID-19. Many accountants and other professionals have found themselves out of work. As a result there are more candidates chasing each role. So without doubt looking for your next job is even […]

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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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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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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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There’s No Right Approach To Job Search

I was running an online workshop a while back. One of our discussion points was around the different approaches people were taking when it comes to job search. If you are an accountant or professional looking for your next role, you might think there is a right or wrong way to approach it. My view is there is […]

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