Salaries, Declutter Your Desk and Honest Job Descriptions: August's Popular Posts

We hope you already visit our Finance & Accounting blog regularly (Did you know you can sign up to receive an instant, daily, weekly or monthly email of the headlines?), but if you don't, each month we'll help you see what you missed with a recap of our more popular posts.

Here they are, in no particular order. Read on for more about everything from accounting and finance salaries to how not to lie with a job description.

1. Salary Spotlight: Senior Accountant

Salary Spotlight, a regular feature in our blog, is always among one of our most-read posts. These articles highlight the job responsibilities and professional experience associated with the role and use research from our annually updated Salary Guide to give exact salary ranges.

2. Office Humor: A New Way to Measure Innovation? 

Given that our laughter post from earlier this year was so popular, we’re not surprised that our comic strip, which we introduced on our blog a couple months ago, was also among our most clicked on articles this past month. This most recent installment pokes fun at what happens when you try to ask number-minded employees to think creatively.

3. Simplify Your Life: Career Advice for Reducing Clutter

In honor of Simplify Your Life Week in early August, we shared three key tips for clearing off your desk and streamlining your work flow process. Read on to find out how just bringing a box to work can give you a fresh start at being more organized.

4. 5 Things You Need to Stop Doing When Conducting Job Interviews

This post highlights five common mistakes made during an interview by the person asking the questions, including talking too much and appearing distracted. Job seekers who read this post will most likely recall more than a few experiences just like this. 

5. Creating Job Descriptions That Don’t Lie

If a job description doesn’t live up to the actual day-to-day realities of the work that must be done, it could slow down the hiring process and possibly set up the person hired for frustration and failure, leading to low morale and high turnover.

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