I Just Had a Job Interview – Now What?

While many candidates have a solid idea of what they need to do to ace their interview, what about after the meeting? Many professionals are a bit uncertain about how to handle the period that comes, including if, when, or how they should follow up.  Well-timed and properly composed follow-up messages can be incredibly beneficial, increasing the odds that you’ll continue to make a positive ...

Ace Your Next Interview with These 6 Tips

Landing an interview is exciting, but also a bit anxiety-inducing. Luckily, it is possible to set yourself up for success. With the right strategies, you can increase your odds of making a great impression. If you want to ace your next interview, here are six tips that can help.  1. Research the Company Knowing a bit more about your prospective employer can work to your advantage. There’s alw...

8 Tips to Prepare for a Virtual Interview

Many companies have adopted a remote-first approach to hiring. Candidates are increasingly being asked to participate in virtual interviews, allowing them to meet with the hiring manager without any undue risk.  While virtual interviews are very similar to in-person ones, there are some nuances candidates need to know about before they participate. That way, they can prepare properly, increasi...

Cost of a Bad Hire – And How to Prevent Them

On average, a single bad hire costs a company about $15,000. Often, larger businesses bear a bigger financial burden when a new employee doesn’t work out. For those with 500 to 999 workers, the average is a startling $22,000. If a company has more than 1,000 employees, the average is a cumbersome $24,000.  Even knowing the cost, 74 percent of hiring managers admit that they’ve made a bad h...

Is the Traditional Job Interview Dead?

Most companies rely heavily on a traditional interview process. After screening candidate resumes, they invite the top contenders for a conversation, allowing the hiring managers to ask questions and learn more about a job seeker’s capabilities.  However, this approach isn’t always ideal. A surprising 81 percent of candidates lie at some point during their interview, skewing an aspect of t...

Transferable Skills: How To Change Industries in Your Career

Are you looking to change careers? It sounds scarier than it really is if you consider your transferable skills. What is a transferable skill? This is knowledge and ability you possess in your current career that can be re-positioned to apply to a new industry. Don’t let a lack of experience be your barrier to a new job. Look at these ways your experience can apply to a new opportunity. Let’s take a closer look at some common examples.

VincentBenjamin GiVBack Program

The VincentBenjamin giVBack Program is a companywide initiative to support our communities and those less fortunate and provides a powerful example of volunteerism to our close networks, clients and collogues. The VincentBenjamin giVBack Program is the perfect complement to our company culture and gives our team a way to interact in a totally authentic way. During giVBack events, we are human b...

Boost Your IT Job Search Confidence

Confidence may be the foundation on which you can build a successful IT career. Recruiters and hiring managers believe that confidence can outweigh skills in some circumstances. Even extremely competent candidates who aren’t confident in their abilities may have trouble finding the right opportunity. Knowing that confidence is essential, how do you improve yours to ensure you’re putting the best foot forward? Here are a few ways you can boost your job search confidence and land your next IT job.

Are You The Perfect Candidate? Make a Company Want to Hire You

Have you been looking for a new job this year? Searching for work can be frustrating if you’ve found yourself on the job market longer than you anticipated. But when the perfect job posting comes along and appears custom written just for you, what you do next will be exceptionally important. What do you do when you know you’re the perfect candidate for a job? Here’s how to show a company that they need to contact you.

Top 4 Goals for Your IT Career

There are a lot of things you can do with your experience in IT. And, depending on what you enjoy doing, you should position your long term goals in the right direction for you. There are many career paths in IT, such as programming, sales, or management. So what is it that you want to do? Here are the top 4 goals for you to consider for your IT career and how to make them happen.

Reduce Your Overall Work Stress Levels With These Tips

You probably know that stress is a leading cause of chronic heart conditions. Uncontrolled, stress can lead to a variety of physical ailments. Stress happens for a lot of reasons, and it isn’t always bad. Stress developed as a survival instinct in humans to keep us alive in our earliest evolution. But early man wasn’t expecting job stress to become a problem in their lives. Stress can start suddenly when you feel overwhelmed or it can build over time. So learning to cope with stress is essential for long term health and wellbeing. Here are just a few tips to help you relax and avoid stress in your day to day life.

Attract Better Candidates With These Out of the Box Ideas

Your recruiting process is only as good as the results. When you hire the right person, there is a sense of satisfaction as well as the productivity and success that comes with having the best employee in each role in your company. But hiring isn’t as simple as going back to the same well that produced your last best employee. If you’re beginning to see a decline in the quality of candidates responding to your posts, there may be some out of the box things you can do to improve the process. Here are some things to consider.

Top 5 Apps to Improve Your Finance Career

Technology has changed the landscape of the typical accounting industry job. Finance professionals now have instant access to online and digital tools to help their own career and their clients. They can also give a job seeker tools to stay on top of current trends in the industry. Here are the top 5 apps we recommend to accounting professionals to improve your financial career.

Does Giving Back Make You A Better Employee?

Many employees believe that working for a company with a strong community involvement aspect is important. But how many employees are willing to walk the walk and give back to the community as well? If you’ve been thinking about volunteering or contributing to a local organization, think about the ways giving back can help make you a better employee. What are some of the experiences you’ll gain by becoming active in the community?

Can Learning a New Skill Make You More Marketable?

Have you thought about returning to school? Throughout your career you’ve probably wondered if continued education, an advanced degree, or other educational goal can help you succeed in your chosen field. There are several advantages to learning new skills that can allow you to advance. Here are a few things you can add to your knowledge base to help you get ahead in your career.

Tips for the Most Successful Onbaording Program

The numbers are rather staggering. Around 20% of new hires will leave their new job within 45 days of starting and 4% indicate that it was the impression and experience of their very first that influenced their decision to leave. Hiring top employees and retaining them should be the number one priority of any organization, so the right onboarding process is critical to ensuring employee success. Here are 4 tips to help you create a successful onboarding program in your company.

Find Your Dream Job: How to Look for Hidden Opportunities

You’ve already taken the easy steps to finding your next job, so what happens now? So many other job seekers have followed the same steps that not everyone can achieve their dream job with these conventional strategies. With everyone vying for the same opportunities, your competition is stiff. So how do you find the jobs that not everyone else has access to? There is an entire hidden world of jobs available, you just have to know where to look. Here are some tips to find your next dream job in the most unlikely places.

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.

What to Look for in Your Next Employer

If you’re in the hunt for a new job, you have probably thought a little about the type of company you want to work for. But other than some of the basics, like general salary and benefits packages, what should you consider when accepting a job offer? Before you say yes, it is helpful to understand if the company is the right kind of employer for you and your long term career plans. Here are a few things to consider when looking for your next employer.

Stop Being Late: 5 Tips to Stay On Time

Do you have trouble arriving to work, meetings, or social engagements on time? You may have even lost out on work or other benefits because you simply can’t make it on time. Showing up late at work can be a career killer, so if you see yourself developing the habit it is important that you change it. If you’re running out the door after you’re already supposed to be in the office, here are 5 tips to adopt to help you change your ways.

Can Naps Make Your Team More Productive?

Creating a healthier workplace environment is a priority for many company owners or managers. But there may be one ignored aspect of good health that could give your workplace a productive edge over your competition. There is a secret tool to increase efficiently and effectiveness on the job: a mid-day nap. Experts believe that a quick nap, no longer than 20 minutes, in the afternoon can increase brain function. Many employees face an energy slump after lunchtime, but you can solve that by considering ways to offer afternoon naps in the office. Here are some tips to get started.

Creative Resume Ideas to Land Your Next IT Job

Information technology might not have the same creative reputation as, say, a graphic design job, but that doesn’t mean a little spice can’t help you land your next opportunity. Creative resumes and ideas can give an employer something new to think about and encourage them to contact you to learn more. So how do you use creative resume techniques to make a professional IT resume? Let’s take a look at some ideas you can incorporate.

Community Involvement and Employee Satisfaction

Do you want to develop cooperative initiatives in your business to encourage your team to become active in the community? Recent studies show that employees, especially millennials, are specifically looking to work with employers who have a community involvement component to their company culture. If you want to develop programs to encourage employee satisfaction, how do you get started? Here are ...

Top 10 Tools for Remote Working

Are you looking for remote working opportunities? Or maybe you work from home now and are interested in additional tools to make your experience easier? With so many people working remotely today, there are plenty of tools on the market that can enhance the remote worker’s experience to stay on top of office relationships and daily duties. What are the top 10 tools for remote working? Let’s ta...

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...

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