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Reentering the Workforce: 5 Tips for Success

Posted by Accountemps on April 27, 2015 at 6:00 AM

AT_0515_IMG_BlogMay-NewChapter_NAM_ENGIf you’ve been unemployed for a while — raising kids, caring for an elder or pursuing other goals — reentering the workforce may seem like a daunting prospect. The business world has changed. Your former contacts may have moved on. And you haven’t been using your job skills regularly.

Topics: Career Advice, Job Search

Changing Minds: 7 Ways to Boost Your Powers of Persuasion

Posted by Accountemps on April 24, 2015 at 6:00 AM

April-27--Power-of-persuasionYour team is facing a challenge at work. You’ve done your research, thought the situation through and come up with a solution you think is logical, smart and effective. It’s the right approach to the problem – but for whatever reason, your coworkers aren’t seeing it that way.

Topics: Office Culture, Skills Development

10 Quotes to Inspire Active Listening

Posted by Robin Jones on April 22, 2015 at 6:00 AM

April-22--Quotes-to-inspire-active-listeningActive listening is often used in counseling and conflict resolution. But business professionals around the world also employ the technique. It makes sense: When it’s done right, active listening – fully listening to the speaker and providing verbal and non-verbal feedback – can help you to draw people out, avoid misunderstandings, foster collaboration, settle disagreements and gain people’s trust. Most of the best leaders have strong listening skills.

Hoping to become a better listener and communicator? Here are 10 of our favorite quotes about active listening to inspire you:

Topics: Career Advice, Skills Development

What Do Accountants Love Most About Their Jobs?

Posted by Robin Jones on April 20, 2015 at 6:00 AM

x4-16_FB_Favorite_PartNow that tax season is over and everyone’s had a chance to catch their breath, we can turn our attention to other things – and why not start with the best things about being an accountant?

A recent Robert Half Finance & Accounting survey looked at just that topic, asking finance and accounting professionals what they loved about their jobs. The No. 1 answer was clear: 41 percent said solving problems was their favorite part of the work. Another 22 percent said they most liked working with numbers, and 17 percent cited making strategic recommendations for the business.

Topics: Industry News

Accounting Humor: Happy April 16th!

Posted by Accountemps on April 16, 2015 at 6:00 AM

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Topics: Tax, Humor

Hiring Managers, Watch Out for These 7 Interview Red Flags

Posted by Accountemps on April 14, 2015 at 6:00 AM

April-24--Job-interview-red-flags-for-employersWhen a job candidate has a less-than-perfect interview, it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s wrong for the position. But there are some key warning signs you shouldn’t ignore during the recruitment process. The next time you interview a potential employee, watch out for these seven red flags:

Topics: Interviewing, Hiring

On the Sly: Conducting a Job Search Without Tipping Off Your Boss

Posted by Adam Blanch on April 10, 2015 at 6:00 AM

April-20--On-the-Sly--How-to-interiew-without-your-boss-finding-outLooking for a job while still employed can be risky business. It could work out well if your boss finds out – he or she may decide to offer you a better deal to keep you – but that’s not usually how it happens. Being discovered might make for an awkward situation or even an early ejection, which could be difficult to explain to your next potential employer.

Topics: Career Advice, Interviewing, Job Search

Grads Launching Accounting Careers: Win Big by Thinking Small

Posted by Accountemps on April 8, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Accountemps_Accounting_Career_Infographic_thumbnailA new Accountemps survey suggests that accounting students getting ready to graduate and move into the working world may do well to think small – when it comes to company size, at least.

Topics: Career Advice, Job Search, Small Business

Campus Recruiting: 4 Tips to Land the Best Talent Before Graduation

Posted by Accountemps on April 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM

April-6--Campus-RecruitingIt’s no secret that the accounting and finance industries are facing a fairly serious shortage of talent these days. One way accounting firms are coping with this challenge is by recruiting promising college students, often well before they graduate.

If your firm needs quality entry-level accounting staff, recruiting on college campuses (or beefing up the college campus recruiting system you already have in place) is a solid option to explore. Here are four tips for successful college campus recruiting:

Topics: Management Advice, Hiring

Hiring? 4 Things You Need to Know Before Salary Negotiations Begin

Posted by Accountemps on April 3, 2015 at 6:00 AM

April-3-Salary-Negotiation-Tips-for-EmployersSalary negotiations with accounting and finance professionals are more challenging for hiring managers than they’ve been in a long time. In today’s hiring climate, there’s a limited supply of talent and a high demand for skilled accounting employees, so candidates have more leverage.

If you’re a hiring manager, you might feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place: You don’t want to let great applicants get away, but you have your budget to keep in mind. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are four strategies for salary negotiations to help ensure that you — as well as your new hires — are satisfied:

Topics: Salary Trends, Management Advice, Hiring

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