If there’s one thing to remember as you write your resume and cover letter it’s that employers are interested in what you can do for them, not what you want from them. While some job applicants put the cart before the horse by including their salary requirements, other applicants go even further by listing the perks and benefits that they need.
Succession planning requires careful organization on the part of executive management. When accounting and finance professionals in top positions leave the company, managers want assurances that the individuals chosen to fill those roles will succeed with a relatively seamless transition. However, there are certain mistakes that can prevent firms from achieving these goals.
Here’s some career advice you can bank on: Don’t include your salary requirements in your resume unless an employer specifically requests that information in the job posting. Mentioning compensation can come across as presumptuous. In addition, you could put yourself at a disadvantage later if the job pays more than the salary you list. Plus, money is not everything.
Many accounting and finance organizations need the help of talented professionals with specific subject matter expertise to contribute to or manage complex projects. But often they don’t have the budget — or the ongoing need — to hire these individuals on a full-time basis. Bringing in a finance consultant or another type of interim management professional is an effective way to fill these skills gaps as needed.