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10 Ways to Ace Your Accounting Interview

Posted by Jason Weber

Accounting is a fast-growing field, and competition is stiff as both college graduates and experienced professionals apply to in-demand jobs. Your resume will get you in the door with a prospective employer, but it’s the interview that sets one qualified applicant apart from the next. If you’ve landed an accounting interview for your dream accounting job, follow these 10 tips to wow the hiring manager and seal the deal.

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Topics: Career Advice, Business

Millennial Workplace Myths Debunked

Posted by Marissa Faso

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Millennials are likely the most studied generation to date and according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are plenty of them to study—actually 80 million (the largest cohort size in history). Unknown to most, not just ‘90s babies make up this generation, its actually those people born in the 80's too. Millennials are defined as people born between 1980-1999.

Below are the top Millennial Myths that need to be erased from our minds when it comes to the workplace. These points were taken from Carolyn Baird’s article ‘5 myths about millennials in the workplace’ featured in Fortune Magazine.

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Topics: Workplace

Top Midwest Professional Salaries for 2017

Posted by Molly Peck

With a rapidly expanding tech sector, low cost of living and diverse overall economy, the Midwest will be one of the fastest growing job markets in the new year. The Midwest’s automotive and manufacturing markets are also on an uptick, and like the rest of the country, the region is seeing an explosion of new jobs in healthcare and insurance. If you’re looking for employment in the Heartland, consider the following in-demand, high-salary jobs.

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Topics: Career Advice

How Work-Life Balance Can Be Your Thing This Year

Posted by SelectOne

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Over the past few months, I’ve been reminded of the famous statement that you’ve heard on every flight, “please put your oxygen mask on before helping others.” This is a very powerful phrase that’s applicable to every aspect of our life. From your career to family, you can’t give 100% to anyone or anything until you’ve taken care of yourself first. Here are some recommendations for getting a jump start on developing your work-life balance this year.

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Topics: Workplace

The Most In-Demand Accounting Positions for 2017

Posted by Jason Weber



Accounting has been an in-demand field for the last few years, and salaries for accountants will continue to rise in the new year. Increases will range from 3 to 4.3 percent for beginner accountants, while industry vets may realize an average bump of up to 6 percent.

Growing demand doesn’t mean accountants face an easy job market, however. Employers are screening heavily for important skills, including technical proficiency, IT acumen and leadership talent. From staff accountant to auditor to controller, they’re also looking to fill a number of key roles. The following are a few of the most in-demand accounting positions for 2017.

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Topics: Hiring Strategies, Career Advice

New Year’s Resolutions for Accountants Actually Worth Keeping

Posted by Charlie Hake

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It’s that time of year again where you get to read a lot of blogs that start with ‘It’s that time of year again.’  So here is mine. I thought it would be appropriate to add to your resolutions that you most likely won’t accomplish. Here is a list of the must have resolutions for the accountants of the world that hopefully aren’t so difficult that you’re kissing them goodbye halfway through February.

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Topics: Career Advice

Tips to Help Engineers Prepare for a Job Interview

Posted by SelectOne

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking, especially for engineers. As in other complex, high-tech industries, your prospective employers aren’t just gauging your professionalism and work ethic; they’re carefully analyzing your technical skills and problem-solving abilities.

Fortunately, engineering interviews do have some similarities from one company to the next, and most hiring managers ask the similar key questions. By preparing ahead of time, you can make sure that even if you’re nervous, your qualifications and enthusiasm for the job come through crystal clear. If you have an upcoming interview (or several), keep the following tips to help engineers prepare for a job interview in mind.

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Topics: Hiring Strategies

4 Surprising Facts About Behavioral Assessments

Posted by Nita Bhatia


Behavioral assessments are commonly used in hiring, and are particularly useful in the final interview stages for a position. They are an effective tool employers can use to determine how a candidate’s characteristics will fit in with others in the company, the company culture and what their strengths and weaknesses are. They help companies gauge an individual’s style of thinking, leadership potential and even work ethic.

What do you need to know about these personality tests to make sure you’re using them to their full potential? Here are some surprising facts you probably didn’t know.

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Topics: Hiring Strategies

5 Workplace Trends Getting Attention in 2017

Posted by Aly Finkle

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I am by no means a psychic, however I do spend a considerable portion of my day trying to understand and navigate how employers attract and retain top talent, more specifically what exactly motivates that top talent to entertain and accept new job opportunities.

This insight and unique perspective, coupled with some particularly exhaustive web surfing, has enabled me to aggregate what I, (and several HR professionals far more intelligent than myself) deem to be just a few of the work place trends to keep an eye out for in 2017. In no particular order:

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Topics: Industry Trends

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