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...

4 Questions to Assess a Candidate’s Cultural Fit in the Interview Process

While finding a candidate with the right skills should certainly be a priority, cultural fit also plays a major role in whether a new hire will be a success once they join your company. If the job seeker won’t mesh with their team, manager or environment, or doesn’t share your organization’s values, they may struggle to integrate into the company. As a result, they may not thrive in the role...

What Tech Jobs Are on the Rise in 2019?

Technology evolves at a seemingly ever-increasing rate, creating new opportunities for businesses to thrive and IT professionals to advance their career. By understanding which technologies are on the rise, you can shape your career to take advantage of emerging specialties or increased demand in specific fields. If you are wondering which tech jobs are attracting attention in 2019, here is wha...

The Power of a Flexible Accounting Workforce During Tax Season

Tax season is in full swing, and many companies are seeing increased demand for tax-related services. Plus, the busy season won’t end until April 15 as people and companies rush to get their information filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As a result, tax-oriented businesses are under extreme pressure, and that often makes additional staff members a necessity. However, hiring more ...

How Businesses Are Navigating Recent Changes in the H1B Visa Program

Each year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) makes it possible for foreign workers to enter the country and work legally in the United States through the H1B visa program. The goal is to bring in skill sets that are missing in local communities, supplementing the American workforce by addressing skill shortages. However, while the program seems simple on the surface, it is an...

Find the Job You Love: Identifying Best-Fit Opportunities for Career Growth

When you are looking for a new job, you need to look beyond the work itself. While the role is certainly important, how it fits into your long-term plans is equally critical. This is especially true if you want to keep advancing your career plan, as not every job has the same kind of potential when it comes to advancing your professionals skills, increasing your responsibilities and positioning yo...

Why Do Diverse Development Teams Devise Better Solutions?

While most business leaders are aware that diversity can enhance a team’s problem-solving capabilities and lead to greater levels of innovation, not all managers understand why. In some cases, leaders attribute the success solely to the individuals, touting their ability and experience as the source of better outcomes. However, a diverse development team can perform at a level that is higher ...

How to Keep Your Accounting Career Ahead of Tech Developments

Accounting as an industry is in transition when it comes to technical developments. As new technologies enter their workplaces, they will see opportunities to eliminate manual and highly repetitive tasks from their plates thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and automation solutions. However, this also means accounting professionals need to update their skills. Otherwise, some peo...

Here’s How to Get Your LinkedIn Profile Optimized for Job Searching

Your LinkedIn profile can be a powerful part of your job search. On the platform, you can share more information than you can on a resume, allowing hiring managers to learn more about your skills and experience. Additionally, recruiters and companies often search LinkedIn to find potential candidates for their positions. You may learn about opportunities that aren’t widely advertised if your ...

Five Top Tech Trends to Watch For in 2019

Each year signals the beginning of new trends. In 2019, the technology world is poised to make major strides, both in the implementation of innovative solutions and the introduction of new developments that will drive technology in the years to come. By staying aware of the strongest tech trends, you can poise your business to take advantage of the emerging systems. Here are the top five tech t...

VincentBenjamin Named Among Best Places to Work by Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix, AZ – December 21, 2018 – VincentBenjamin was recently ranked #5 on Phoenix's Best Places to Work in the Small business category by the Phoenix Business Journal, based on a survey of current employees conducted by Quantum Workplace. “We’re proud to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in Phoenix,” said Ben Howard, CEO and Founding Member. “Participating companies a...

2018 Recap: Top Posts for Candidates and Job Seekers

As 2018 draws to a close, many people take a moment to reflect on the previous year and plan for the future. If your goal for 2019 is to land a new job, here are the top five must-read posts to help you get started. 1. Get Social: How to Prepare Your Social Media Presence for the Job Hunt Social media continues to play a larger role than ever in the recruitment and hiring process. Neglecting to ...

2018 Recap: Top Posts for Managers and Hiring Professionals

As 2018 draws to a close, companies often look to the future, making plans to ensure the success of their business in the year to come. To help you make 2019 the best year possible, here are the top five posts that can assist you with your goals. 1. Four Professional Development Opportunities to Offer Your Employees When you offer your employees the chance to learn and grow, everyone benefits. N...

Three Steps to a More Diverse Hiring Process

Having a diverse workforce provides a number of benefits, leading many companies to make diversity in hiring one of their top priorities. However, figuring out how to attract a more diverse group of candidates can be challenging, and ensuring your hiring process doesn’t harm your goals adds another layer of complexity. Luckily, there are things you can do to increase your diversity in hiring,...

Personal Branding 101: Preparing for Job Search Success in the New Year

Your personal brand is a reflection of who you are, both as a person and a professional. By cultivating a strong reputation through personal branding, you shape the first impression others receive from you, which affects the opportunities you attract and your career success. For many, figuring out how to build a personal brand is a challenge. However, it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. If...

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