Accounting and Finance Blog

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Resumania™: Writing Cover Letters Is Key

Is writing cover letters important? Uh, yeah, it is! Ninety-one percent of executives polled by Robert Half said cover letters are valuable when evaluating job candidates. So, be sure to include one with every resume you submit.

Resumania™: Writing a Good Resume Means Writing a Clean Resume

Let’s face it, writing a good resume is hard. One of the most difficult things about the process is that it requires intense attention to detail. In fact, 76 percent of executives surveyed by Robert Half said just one or two typos in a resume would remove applicants from consideration for a job; 40 percent said a single typo was enough to ruin your chances.

5 Steps: Use Our Accounting Salary Calculator

Consultants are constantly on the move from one project to another. From time to time, your career landscape shifts. Whether your current project changes to a full-time position or you are presented with a new role through your deep business network, our Salary Calculator for accounting and finance positions, available in our Salary Center, provides local salary data for a wide spectrum of accounting positions. See this post for tips on using this valuable tool.

The Virtual Handshake - 3 Executive Networking Tips

Members of the C-suite are skipping the in-person meet-and-greet in favor of executive networking online, suggests a Robert Half Management Resources survey.* Forty-five percent of CFOs said they now prefer to cultivate business relationships via social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Still, one-quarter of executives interviewed favor in-person executive networking at events, meetings and conferences.