How to Attract (and Keep) the Best Accounting Clients

As an independent consultant, a CPA often has the opportunity to select their own client base. A CPA may work for a firm but they may also work for themselves. In either case, the accountant is the one making the decisions about the types of clients they work with and for. It is important to remember, if you are an independent contractor, that you are your own manager. You do want to provide them ...

Strategize and Prioritize: How to Get Ahead in the IT Industry

Technology is changing at a lightning fast pace and it is important for anyone interested in a career in IT to stay as up to date as possible. Regardless of your focus or experience, knowing where the industry is leading the workplace is essential. How can you stay up to date with information technology and use that information to keep one step ahead of your competition in the job market? Here are...

The Ultimate Guide to Changing Your Career

Not everyone will stay in the career they started with directly out of school. Life circumstances and interests can change over time and lead you into a new direction. Have you thought about becoming a programmer but were afraid that it might be too late to start? It is never too late to make a career change; you just need to know the right way to go about it. Here are a few ways you can start shi...

Career Crossroads: Are You Meant for Public or Corporate Accounting?

As you probably know, there are two distinct branches of accounting: public and corporate. Depending on your interests, your abilities, and your talents you may be better suited as a candidate to one or the other. How do you know which works better for you. Let's take a closer look at both public and corporate accounting jobs to give you an idea of which path to choose. Corporate Accounting: ...

6 Cover Letter Writing Tips to Get You Noticed

Cover letters may be the most overlooked tool in the job seeker's tool belt. Especially in today's digital world many job seekers are skipping the cover letter all together. This can be a big mistake. Not paying enough attention to your cover letter could be the only thing standing between you and an interview at a great company. Here are some things to keep in mind when you're sending out resumes...

Are You The Right Fit for a Career in IT?

Information Technology has been at the forefront of American industry for the last 30 years. Since the "Dot Com" bubble burst and the Y2K scare there has been an evolution of IT jobs. Silicon Valley is still producing jobs and new ideas that are leading the industry into the future. IBM just announced that by 2020 silicon computer chips may be entirely replaced by their nanotube transistor technol...

How to Craft the Perfect IT Cover Letter

Something happened over the last few years and cover letters seemed to disappear from the job search lexicon. However, they are making a comeback and individuals who can master the art of the cover letter have an advantage in the marketplace. The cover letter is intended to provide a snapshot of you as a candidate and should include things that your resume doesn’t specifically highlight. Here ar...

The 3 Greatest IT Opportunities of 2014

Information Technology is hopping right now. Individuals with advanced tech skills are being sought after in a number of different fields to help companies progress into the digital and information business age. Here are three hot IT jobs you should consider when deciding how to focus your skills and your career. Business Intelligence Designers. There is a lot of complicated tech speak when it...

Could Your Profile Get You a Job? How to Leverage LinkedIn for Your Search

93% of recruiters and hiring managers turn to LinkedIn to find candidates for their open positions. This means that a strong LinkedIn presence is a must-have for a successful job search. If you're in the market for a new position in accounting, there are a few things that you may want to consider while you're building your LinkedIn profile. It is important to remember that it is all about branding...

The 4 Keys to a Killer IT Resume

Are you in the market for a new information technology job? While there is a lot of specialized information IT professionals need to provide in their resume there are a few simple steps you can follow to create a document interesting to the hiring professionals who guard the gates of employment. Here are 4 easy steps to creating a killer IT resume that will get noticed. Concentrate on your...

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