Accounting and Finance Blog

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Retention Strategies for Finance Professionals

Recently, one of our client service directors shared a story with me about a CFO whose controller turned in her resignation. The CFO thought he had a good rapport with the controller and wasn’t sure why she wanted to leave the company. Now, he was facing a lot of unknowns.

Resumania™: Is It Worth Writing a Clever Resume?

Any job seeker knows that it’s hard — and sometimes darn near impossible — to get a hiring manager’s attention. So some candidates infuse their resumes and cover letters with humor, unexpected analogies, and cute and clever language in an effort to stand out. But will a clever resume really give you an advantage? Probably not. If fact, it could harm your chances of being called for a job interview.

Resumania™: Referencing the Reference Check in Your Resume

Rest assured that most employers will conduct a reference check if they are seriously considering bringing you on board. But that stage of the hiring process comes well after you submit your resume. For this reason, there’s no need to include “References available upon request” or similar language on the document.