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4 Reasons a Professional Certification Benefits the Entire Company

There are many reasons your employees pursue professional certifications. Earning a certificate or designation validates the person’s high-level of expertise and often leads to added prestige … not to mention the fact that a professional certification may also yield a pay bump and generally puts holders ahead of the pack.

Resumania™: Motto Mania

You’ve likely noticed that some people include a pithy statement at the bottom of their email messages. For instance, just below the sender’s signature line, you might find a personal motto or a quotation from a famous historical figure. While including clever catchphrases or inspirational sayings is generally fine for email, they don’t belong on your resume.

Resumania™: Avoid These Easy-to-Make Resume Mistakes

“Don’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.

Internal Controls: A Look at Industry Benchmarks

The 2014 Benchmarking the Accounting & Finance Function report, produced by Robert Half and Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), found that the number of internal controls in companies is increasing.