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For entry-level job seekers, students in particular, internships are a vital part of getting real-world, hands-on experience before entering the workforce. These short-term positions allow young professionals to get a small sense for full-time employment…

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Categories: Hiring, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Search | Tags: Internships , Interns , professional development , workplace matters , accounting & finance , productivity , leadership

The summertime is a great time to thrive in your job search– and with the search eventually comes the interview process. Typically, when a hiring manager or recruiter reaches out to you for an initial screening, they will do so in the form of a phone interview…

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Categories: Hiring, Interviewing, Management, Job Search | Tags: job search skills , interview skills , professional development , career management , phone interviews , hiring

While technological advances continue to evolve in the business world and beyond, many accounting and finance professionals specifically are fearing what the future holds for their careers. In fact, according to an article from Accounting Web, 40 percent of accounting and finance professionals’ job responsibilities may be replaced by artificial intelligence…

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Categories: Job Market | Tags: Accounting tips , professional development , artificial intelligence , business matters , corporate accounting

No matter how much you love or hate your job, often times there can be the potential for burnout. The term “Burnout” is a psychological stress characterized by exhaustion, lack of enthusiasm and motivation. Burnout most often occurs when you feel like you are putting more into your position…

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Categories: Management | Tags: Professional development , communication , productivity , efficiency , business matters , workplace matters , time management , motivation

By now, most professionals have heard that millennials will make up almost half of the workforce by the year 2020 and close to 75 percent by 2030. That means that much of the hiring of young professionals born between 1990 and 2010 has already begun and will continue to take place for quite some time…

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Categories: Hiring, Interviewing, Job Market | Tags: Millennials , team building , Leadership , employee engagement , Soft Skills , Using a Recruiter , Interview tips , teamwork , business trends , career management , Hiring Strategies , professional development

No matter your profession—whether your focus is accounting, finance or information technology—the qualities seen in great leaders are similar and consistent. This is likely because most leaders have the same end goal – to produce sustainable change and help their teams achieve success. In order to stand out, though, a leader must act with creativity…

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Categories: Management | Tags: Leadership , leadership development , innovation , professional development , management , technology

The labor market for accounting, finance and information technology professionals has been experiencing unprecedented demand the past few years. Professionals are needed so much so that businesses are going out of their way to attract and retain quality talent for their accounting, finance and IT teams—often times offering competitive salary and benefits packages…

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Categories: Hiring, Job Market, Job Search | Tags: Salary Guides , compensation information , professional development , accounting , finance , information technology , labor market trends , statistics

This week we have guest blogger, Raj Pillai, CPA, Senior Manager of Business Development for Brilliant Management Resources, and former Big 4 hiring manager who specialized in U.S. GAAP, SEC regulations, and audits for SEC clients, taking over for A Brilliant Blog – Check In With Jim to discuss the challenges associated with SEC and Financial Reporting.

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Categories: Job Market, Management | Tags: SEC Reporting , Financial Reporting , Internal Controls , Accounting , Finance , Leadership development , professional development

It’s common for professionals of all levels to believe that multitasking is a valuable and sought after skillset in order to be productive. However, in reality, multitasking is not all that desirable and can actually hinder productivity. For example, accounting and finance professionals who constantly switch back and forth from payroll projects to collections efforts to month-end close tasks sometimes never actually end up finishing any of them…

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Categories: Job Market | Tags: Professional development , teamwork , communication , productivity , efficiency , business matters , workplace matters

No matter your profession, there comes a time in most professionals’ lives where you have to lead or manage a project at one time or another. Whether it’s a month-end close, a budget forecast or a systems conversion, the person charged with managing the project usually has to exhibit some leadership characteristics…

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Categories: Management | Tags: Project management , professional development , teambuilding , leadership , employee engagement
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