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Do You Need the Perfect LinkedIn Headline for Accounting?

Love it or hate it, LinkedIn is the premiere professional networking site online. And, even if you’d rather not engage, you’ve really come to a point where having a LinkedIn account will benefit your career. To do that, you need to ensure that your profile has all the right information so finance and accounting employers can find you. The best way to start is with your LinkedIn headline. This is the first thing recruiters or hiring managers see when your profile comes up in a search, so it’s important to optimize this short phrase. Here are some things to consider for your accounting headline.

What is Your Accounting Elevator Pitch?

Do you have an elevator pitch for your accounting career? If you’re not familiar with the concept, the idea is what you would say if you were in an elevator with someone who could provide the means to your success. With only 30 to 60 seconds to convey who you are, what would you say? An elevator pitch is a powerful networking tool, and even as a finance professional it can benefit you to develop your sort speech. Here are 4 tips to get you started.

Are You Asking Accounting Candidates The Right Questions?

When you’re interviewing a candidate for an accounting job in your firm, there are certainly important questions about their skills and experience that you will need to address. But that isn’t all you should know about your candidates before you make a hiring decision. What about their soft skills or other background that they can bring to the table in your firm? Here are 3 questions that will help you get to the bottom of things and make sure you’re learning the right information.

Top Jobs in Accounting for 2017

Now that spring has sprung, the final push for tax season is under way. But just because it might be crunch time for many accounting firms doesn’t mean you need to stop looking for your new financial career opportunity. Now is the time to review what it is you want and how to achieve it to succeed in your job hunt. What are the top accounting careers you should be looking at for the rest of 2017? Let’s take a closer look.

A Millennial’s Guide to a Career in Finance

Are you graduating with a degree in finance this spring? If you’re in the market for a new opportunity, what do you need to know about a career in finance and accounting? As a millennial entering a job market and competing against more experienced professionals, there are a few things you should know to help you find your next opportunity. Here are some tips that can help you kick your finance j...

Questions You Should Ask an Accounting Firm before Accepting the Offer

If you’ve been in the job market for any length of time, you may be ready to accept the next offer that comes your way. But accepting any offer isn’t as advantageous to your career as making sure you’re accepting the right offer. How do you know it is right for you? If an accounting firm is interested in your credentials, experience, and personality enough to make you an offer, it is imperative that you turn the tables and ask them some pretty important questions before saying yes. Here are some questions you should be asking.

Is Your Accounting Firm Ready for Tax Season?

Now that the holiday season is over, we can relax, right? Well, for any business that is primarily working in the accounting and finance industry, the first of the year means the start of tax season, so it is anything but relaxing. Between January and April, tax professionals are working hard for individual and corporate clients. So is your accounting firm ready to tackle tax season? Here are some tips to help you stay ahead of the game.

Building Your Personal Brand for Your Finance Career

You may have heard about the need to build your personal brand online, but as a financial professional you may have also disregarded that information. Is it really necessary for someone in finance or accounting to have a personal brand? While you’re looking for work or trying to advance your career, your personal brand could be barrier between what you want and how to get it. Consider these simple things you can do today to build your personal brand and make yourself stand out as a stellar financial candidate.

Why is Cultural Fit Important for Your Accounting Job?

There are a lot of stereotypes about accountants and financial professionals. But, as we all know, stereotypes are just a part of the bigger picture. While some accountants are introverts, others are not. What matters more is what the existing culture of an office environment is to know whether or not your personality, attitude, and workstyle will fit in with a new job. If you’ve ever been denie...

How to Find an Accounting Mentor

Finding a mentor is imperative in your career search, but few professionals ever take this step. You will find when you have someone to help you evaluate your steps, answer your questions, and share their experiences you will be a better overall candidate when you look for you next job. So how can you find a mentor in accounting? Where do you even begin to look? While you shouldn’t just approach a stranger, here are some ideas to get you started.

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