Accounting and Finance Blog

Get insights into the latest hiring and employment trends, as well as career and management advice, for accounting and finance professionals.

Resumania™: When Not to be Completely Honest on Your Resume

Honesty is indeed the best policy when it comes to your resume and cover letter. Never stretch the truth because even a tiny white lie could damage your credibility if the prospective employer finds out you fibbed. That being said, there is such a thing as being too honest.

Resumania™: Avoid Including Odd Affiliations

Lots of job seekers include an “Affiliations” section on their resume to highlight the professional organizations to which they belong. An accountant, for example, might note her membership in industry associations such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Fun Team-Building Activities You Can Do in an Hour

We’re all kids at heart, right? Even your buttoned-up VP likes a lively game now and then, and nearly everyone enjoys a short diversion during routine days. Doing fun team-building activities together also raises spirits, builds camaraderie and yields greater productivity.

Resumania™: Give Employers Information, Not Stipulations

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.

The Benefits of Working With a Staffing Firm as a Financial Consultant

Current economic conditions and the persistent demand for finance and accounting skills have magnified the many benefits of working as a financial consultant. Organizations are working with consultants to access specialized expertise on-demand and to augment the abilities their full-time teams. This means opportunities are available for financial consultants with highly sought attributes who can work on a project basis. In particular, firms are looking for professionals who can take on initiatives in accounting and finance and business systems.

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