Employers are well aware of the shortage of skilled accounting professionals out there. According to the most recent Robert Half Salary Guide for Accounting and Finance, recruiting experienced accounting and finance professionals will continue to be a challenge in the coming year.
Whether this is your first job search or you’ve been in this situation many times before, the process is predictable. You find the perfect job posting, and then send off your resume and a painstakingly crafted cover letter. Then, you wait... and the tension mounts.
Have you found yourself adding up how much you contribute at work and wondering whether you’re underpaid? Robert Half’s recent Confidence Matters report suggests you’re not alone. Among professionals surveyed, 89 percent feel they deserve a salary increase. Only 54 percent, however, have actual plans to ask for a raise this year.
According to a recent survey by the American Institute of CPAs, in-demand accounting talent is difficult to find. But if you’re a hiring manager in a CPA firm or accounting department, you probably didn’t need a survey to tell you that. To locate and attract skilled accountants, companies need to look for ways to make recruitment easier. One excellent way to expand the recruitment process is by soliciting employee referrals.
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