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Is Job Hopping Losing Its Stigma?

Posted by Abby Welch on December 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Job_Hopping_ThumbnailAn improving economy and 4.8 million job openings in the U.S. means even more workers could be looking to change jobs soon. And many of these people aren’t concerned about being labeled a "job hopper." In fact, according to an Accountemps survey, 57 percent of workers between the ages of 18 and 34 believe job hopping (changing full-time jobs frequently) can benefit their career.

Survey respondents said the greatest benefits of job hopping include earning higher compensation, gaining new skills, experiencing a new company/corporate culture and moving up the career ladder faster. Seven percent even feel that it looks better to have multiple employers on a resume. (See infographic below for full survey results.)

If you’re employed full-time and wondering if it’s time for a job change, it's important to be strategic and think through your options. Take a look at these considerations before making a decision.

Topics: Career Advice, Infographic, Job Search

Slacking Off at Work? It’s No Small Problem

Posted by Doug White on December 16, 2014 at 6:00 AM

slacking_off_at_workWhile there’s nothing inherently wrong with enjoying ridiculous cat videos, there’s a time and place to view them. Before clicking on that next BuzzFeed link, remember that we’re all working in an increasingly ROI-centric world. Now more than ever, organizations of all sizes are focused on boosting employee efficiency and effectiveness. As such, slacking off at work doesn’t just hurt your productivity; it can also damage your credibility and career prospects.

Topics: Career Advice

Resumania: Avoid These Easy-to-Make Resume Mistakes

Posted by Accountemps on December 12, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Resumania_resume_mistakesDon’t sweat the small stuff” is sage advice for handling many situations in life. But you can safely toss that adage out the window when it comes time to write or update your resume. That’s because every single word counts.

For instance, you might be the world’s greatest manager, but if you refer to yourself as a manger, prospective employers will surely question your professionalism and attention to detail. Given the close scrutiny you’ll face from hiring managers, it pays to proofread with precision.

Topics: Resumes, Resumania

Social Media Profile Photo Tips: Get Ready for Your Close Up

Posted by Tamara Stanley on December 10, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Accountemps social media profileThese days taking a selfie is as commonplace as brushing one's teeth or blinking. There's even a TV show based on it. But when it comes to your social media profile photo for LinkedIn or other professional networking sites, you might want to rethink using your arms-length self portrait. Here's why.

Topics: Social Media, Networking

Accounting Humor: A Salary Negotiation DON’T

Posted by Accountemps on December 8, 2014 at 6:00 AM

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While accountants need technical skills to advance in their careers, it’s probably best to go low-tech during salary negotiations.

Topics: Salary Trends, Humor

From Gift-Giving Etiquette to the Holiday Work Party: A Seasonal Survival Guide

Posted by Accountemps on December 5, 2014 at 6:00 AM

gift-giving_etiquetteAlong with decorations and baked goods, the holiday season can bring about some unique work situations. And some of these scenarios can be stickier than melted gumdrops. Here are tips to make sure the holiday happenings in your workplace don’t become office mishaps.

Topics: Office Culture

Job Hunting in the New Year? Prepare Yourself with Our Free Webinar

Posted by Accountemps on December 3, 2014 at 6:00 AM

SG_WebinarAre you gearing up for a new job search in 2015? Are you ready to take a step up in your career and put your hard-earned skills to work for employers who appreciate them and compensate accordingly? Are you hungry to learn which accounting and finance positions are in the greatest demand? Curious about salary ranges but not quite sure where to begin?

Topics: Events, Salary Trends, Job Search, Hiring, Webinar

Resume Words: 7 Tired Terms to Toss

Posted by Doug White on December 1, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Resume-words-7-tired-terms_12-01Certain resume words and phrases have become so ubiquitous they do little more than lead employers to yawn and roll their eyes. Hiring managers are so used to hearing from “problem solvers” and “team players,” for instance, that those hollow descriptions are now essentially meaningless. To distinguish yourself today, you’ll need to cut the clichés and banish the buzzwords — or at least expand upon them with concrete details and context that back up your claims.

Our company asked more than 1,300 managers at companies across the United States and Canada to name the most overused resume phrases. Based on the survey findings, here are seven resume words and terms to retire:

Topics: Resumes, Job Search

Be Thankful: 25 Inspiring Gratitude Quotes

Posted by Tamara Stanley on November 26, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Thanksgiving-gratitude_12-26What do you give thanks for? Is it for finally landing your dream job? Closing the year in the black or building a high-performing team? Or maybe it's having a career that fulfills your intellectual curiosity and reflects your passions. Or perhaps it's a role that offers the balance you need to achieve a satisfying life outside of work.

You may have many professional and personal reasons to give thanks. Below are 25 quotes on gratitude from names you may recognize. Peruse these gratitude quotes to find inspiring perspectives on appreciating your good fortune.

Topics: Career Advice

The Risks of Being a Glory Hog

Posted by Doug White on November 24, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Do you cringe whenever someone mentions self-promotion? Does the term conjure up images of the office glory hog shamelessly boasting about his indispensability?

While there’s no shortage of people who go to extreme lengths to draw attention to themselves in the workplace, it’s also true that you should take some tactful steps to raise your profile. The key is to adopt a measured approach when trying to boost your visibility. The braggart in this video offers the perfect example of what not to do:

 

Topics: Career Advice, Video

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