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Make the Most of Mondays

While we’re often very grateful for Fridays, Mondays can still be a big challenge. If you’re feeling as though you have a perpetual “case of the Mondays,” how can you overcome that sense of dread? You don’t need to spend your weekend worrying about the beginning of your next work week. Just a couple of small lifestyle changes can help you start your week out on a positive note, often with the same energy you feel when Friday is approaching. Here are ideas to help you make the most of your Mondays.

Professional Attire Vs. Business Casual: A Millennial’s Guide to Dressing for Success

There is a lot to understand when it comes for dressing for success while on the job. And, over the years, dress codes evolve with the generations. The power suit of the 80s was replaced with casual Fridays in the 90s. But what is the proper way to dress for success in your career as a millennial navigating the workplace? While this will depend on your specific job and company culture, here are some tips to get you started.

7 Ways to Nail a Video Interview

Are you on board with the newest trends in job searches? Do you know that many companies use video interviews to pre-screen candidates? Knowing how to navigate the video interview will be a critical part of your job search success. Here are tips to master this concept, and 7 ways to nail it.

10 Ways to Survive the Summer Job Search

Searching for a job can be tiring. And when the sun is shining and everyone else is enjoying the summertime, the process of looking for a job can feel like it drags. But how do you survive your summertime job search? Don’t get discouraged. Here are 10 tips to keep you going.

Networking Tips for Shy People

It’s true, not everyone loves the art of networking. In fact, many people approach the subject with little to no knowledge and extreme discomfort. People with more introverted personalities or who are simply shy often have a hard time trying to connect with others in their industry since they feel so out of place or awkward at a networking event. But networking is an important part of a successful job search. How can you get out in your community to meet new people if the entire idea makes you want to hide in a corner? Here are a few tips to help the shy professional network more effectively.

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.

Ace the Toughest Interview Questions

Regardless of how many you’ve done over the years, interviews can feel overwhelming and stressful. And no matter how prepared you are, there will always be questions you dread. But don’t worry, every job seeker feels the same way. So before you walk into your next meeting, consider some of the toughest interview questions ahead of time so you can feel a little more confident when you need to come up with an answer on the spot.

Is Multitasking Affecting Your Productivity?

Multitasking is a term used often in our business world. It’s considered so important that many companies use it in job descriptions or discuss multitasking abilities in interviews. We’ve been led to believe that multitasking may be the single most important professional attribute a person can bring to the table. But what if you found out that multitasking, as we understand it, is a myth? Brain health and psychological experts suggest that that our minds aren’t designed to focus on more than one task at a time. When someone says they multitask, in actuality, they’re rapidly switching between tasks. Multitasking can affect your overall performance, so what happens next? Here are things to think about regarding multitasking and your productivity.

Is Contract Accounting Right for You?

If you’re in the market for a new accounting job, have you considered the path of a contract job? As you begin the process of applying for your next position, you may want to consider the idea of working as a contract accountant. Many people don’t think about these opportunities or are concerned about the stability, but there are a lot of reasons that a contract job may be a good fit, even long term. Let’s take a closer look at the reasons why contract accounting may be right for you.

Does Employer Philanthropy Matter To You?

There is a lot of information today indicating how important giving back to the community within the corporate environment. Forbes has written about it, and the idea has been featured in Fortune and Entrepreneur. Most of these articles focus on why volunteering and philanthropy are good for business. What about how these things are good for you, the employees? Does the community involvement of your employer matter to you in the bigger picture of your career? And, more importantly, should it? Let’s take a closer look at why programs for giving back should be part of your consideration when accepting a new position.

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