5 Ways That Contract Work Can Lead to Permanent Benefits

Many recent graduates and professionals underestimate the potential value of contract or temporary work. They assume that these short-term positions can’t offer them lasting benefits in areas that are meaningful to them.   In reality, contract work can be a powerful career booster, providing grads and professionals with permanent benefits that can take them to the next level. If you are...

How You Can Turn a Bad Hire into Success

At some point, nearly every company is going to end up with a bad hire. Talent acquisition can be complicated and, even if you put forth your best effort, that doesn’t mean a less-than-ideal candidate won’t end up being hired occasionally.   Once you realize you have a bad hire in your midst, you have to determine what course of action is best. Typically, if gross misconduct is involved...

Signs That Indicate That You Need Help from a Recruiting Firm

As a business owner or hiring manager, having an efficient and cost-effective approach for hiring is a must. Many company leaders assume that handling recruitment in-house is ideal, thinking that it is saving them money or giving them additional control. However, that isn't always the case.   In reality, working with a recruiting firm can give you access to higher quality candidates in less...

What Are the Fundamentals to Brush Up on Before Your Technical Interview?

If you are trying to land a new software engineering job, you will likely have to contend with a technical interview. Unlike traditional interviews, technical interviews involve much more than merely responding to questions. Instead, you’ll typically be given problems to solve, often on a whiteboard, so that the hiring manager can learn more about how you think and would function in the role. ...

Why Company Research Is Important: What to Keep in Mind

Most job seekers understand that interview preparation is critical if they want to stand out from other candidates. While it is important to practice answers for standard questions and review the job announcement to make sure you understand the nuances of the role, researching the company is also a vital step. By researching the company, you can learn more about the organization’s priorities....

How Do Your 2019 Accounting & Finance Salaries Compare?

Offering competitive salaries is a must if you want to attract and retain top accounting and finance talent. If your offerings don’t meet or exceed expectations in your area, you may lose your best and brightest candidates and employees to the competition. By understanding what various accounting and finance professionals earn on average, you can make sure your salaries align with these amoun...

Are You Offering What Current Job Seekers Are Looking For?

In a candidate-driven job market, most highly skilled professionals don’t have much trouble finding a new job. Companies must compete for top talent, making it critical that hiring managers showcase aspects of a role and what the organization has to offer that will entice job seekers to apply. By understanding what current job seekers want to find, you can align your recruitment efforts to ad...

6 Ways You Can Stay Motivated When You Work Remotely

For many professionals, the ability to work remotely is an excellent perk. Whether an employer allows employees to telecommute part of the time or they are completely remote, the ability to work from home, or another location outside of the office is often highly desirable. However, working remotely can come with challenges. Some professionals struggle with motivation when there isn’t a manag...

3 Best Ways to Find Top Talent in Finance Industry

When you need to fill a finance position, you don’t just want someone who can handle the job. Instead, your goal is usually to find an exceptional talent; someone who can manage the current duties and also grow with the position, becoming a valuable asset and potential future leader in your organization. Finding top talent in the finance industry takes effort. You can’t simply rely on massi...

Should Job Hopping Be a Red Flag When Recruiting?

There is a common notion that candidates who move quickly between positions are quickly dissatisfied in their roles, but this is usually not the case. There can be a number of valid reasons to change employers regularly and these individuals should not be discounted in the interviewing process. Learn more by speaking with one of our experienced recruiters!

How to Tell If a Company Will Be the Right Fit for You

When you are looking for a job, finding a company with a hiring manager who believes you are an ideal match for the role is only half the battle. You also need to find an organization that feels like a good fit for you. Otherwise, you may accept a position only to discover that you won’t be happy there. Luckily, figuring out if a company is a good fit isn’t as hard as it may seem on the sur...

If I Take a Temp Job, Does This Mean I Will Always Be a Temp Employee?

Many professionals worry that, if they take a temp job, they will always be a temporary employee. While certain positions can undoubtedly be finite in nature, many temp positions have potential beyond the duration of the initial contract. Companies bring in temporary workers for a wide variety of reasons, and not all of them are short-term. Some can lead to permanent opportunities, allowing the...

What to Make of Resumes with No Theme in Employment

When you post a job ad, most of the resumes you receive will have a central career theme. Usually, the positions the candidate includes align in some way, such as mostly being in a single industry or reflecting work in a particular field. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t come across the occasional resume with no clear theme in their employment history. This can be a bit perplexing, maki...

What Is Personal Branding and Why Should You Be Doing It?

Building a strong personal brand takes time and energy. Developing personal branding requires you to create a professional image that aligns both with your capabilities and the niche you want to focus on during your career. That way, you can leverage your brand to help further your career and establish yourself as an expert in your field. A Look at Personal Branding Your personal brand should sa...

Should Job Hopping Be a Red Flag When Recruiting?

Job hopping has traditionally been considered a negative by hiring managers. Many believe that candidates who move quickly between positions are quick to become dissatisfied in their roles or are simply moving around any time they find a suitable opportunity to do so. In either case, hiring managers often worry about hiring these job seekers, assuming they won’t stick around long enough to make ...

How to Tell If a Company Will Be the Right Fit for You

When you are looking for a job, finding a company with a hiring manager who believes you are an ideal match for the role is only half the battle. You also need to find an organization that feels like a good fit for you. Otherwise, you may accept a position only to discover that you won’t be happy there. Luckily, figuring out if a company is a good fit isn’t as hard as it may seem on the sur...

How to Assess a Candidate’s Analytical Skills in an Accounting Interview

When you are working to fill an accounting position, finding a candidate with strong analytical skills is a must as the work they perform requires a substantial amount of analytical thinking. As a result, finding out as much as possible about their capabilities in that area during the interview process needs to be a priority. Luckily, certain questions allow you to gain additional insight regar...

5 Ways to Beat Stereotyping When Hiring

Stereotyping goes well beyond biases associated with a person’s race, national origin, gender, age or religion; it includes any unfair judgment based on that person belonging to a particular group or demographic. For example, many generations are associated with certain stereotypes. Similarly, those who enjoy certain television shows or movies, recreational activities or anything else may become...

3 Reasons to Ask Questions During Your Next IT Interview

Most IT job seekers view an interview as a chance for the hiring manager to learn more about them. While this is certainly true, it also offers another opportunity; a chance for candidates to find out additional details about the company. Near the end of practically every interview, the interviewee is given an opportunity to ask their own questions. Failing to seize this opportunity is usually ...

Empowering Women in Tech: How Your Business Can Lead the Charge

Today, fewer women work in tech than men. While progress has been made over recent years to entice women to consider the field, there is still a substantial amount of work that needs to be done. Managers can take steps to create environments that are more welcoming to female tech workers. Similarly, they can select paths that eliminate issues of gender bias both in hiring and when it comes to o...

Four Questions to Determine If Your Business Is Ready for Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making waves in nearly every industry. Companies across a variety of sectors are beginning to explore the technology’s potential, and many are taking active steps to prepare for a future implementation. Often, preparing for AI solutions requires some substantial investments, usually both in the necessary time and energy as well as improving optimizing hardware ...

Creating the Map: Laying Out Your Five-Year Career Plan

Very few professionals take the time to actually plan their careers, even while knowing how much time a person usually spends as part of the workforce. Failing to take the time to map out your career means you are not taking advantage of a fundamental tool that can help you advance your career strategically. While creating a five-year plan may sound cumbersome, the process can help you identify...

How a Staffing Firm Can Help You Find Your Next Accounting Superstar

When you need to hire a new employee for an accounting position, you may wonder if using a staffing firm is a good idea. Since the cost of hiring a single worker can exceed $40,000, finding a way to minimize your recruiting costs is a sound business decision. Activities like advertising a vacancy, screening applicants and interviewing candidates often cost you valuable time as well as money. Of...

Why a CPA Certification Can Jump-Start Your Accounting Career

Many accounting professionals wonder if becoming a certified public accountant (CPA) can boost their career. Since acquiring the CPA certification takes a significant amount of time and energy, knowing whether it provides an advantage before you begin is a smart move. Before an accountant can become a CPA, they usually have a substantial amount of formal education. Typically, a master’s degre...

Tips for Writing Eye-Catching LinkedIn Headlines for Tech

LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for job seekers. However, it will only help you achieve positive results if your profile is well-crafted. Having an eye-catching LinkedIn headline is an essential part of the equation, increasing the odds that you’ll draw in a hiring manager and encourage them to read more. Writing a strong headline isn’t necessarily challenging as long as you know how to app...

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