The Old Accountant is Dead. The Skills Required for Accounting Today.
The accounting industry is rapidly changing. Many skills that used to be sufficient are no longer relevant. See the skills required for accounting today.
How to show your Excel skills on your resume
Despite the rapid advances in technology, Microsoft Excel skills are still one of the most valued skills in the workplace. Having Excel skills, and demonstrating them effectively on your resume, can help you stand out from other job candidates. Want additional Excel skills? Check out our free Excel course! Be specific Specify your knowledge of […]
How to format and structure your resume (with template)
Employers review hundreds of resumes for any given position. If you want your resume to impress them enough to get an interview, it must catch their attention within 15-30 seconds. Follow these general resume formatting rules and the sample template to develop a killer resume. Formatting The look and feel of your resume is critical. […]
Email Best Practices & Tips
For some reason, people can’t get emails right. So, to put an end to bad emails, follow the best practices below as you compose, respond to, and manage your emails. Keep the message brief People receive many emails a day and will appreciate it if yours is short and to the point – and they […]
How to conduct an informational interview
Informational interviews are one of the most effective ways to build a network, get career advice, and get contacts to land your dream job. Follow the steps below and you’ll conquer any and all informational interviews. Set up a meeting with the right person Identify the types of people you’d like to speak with given […]
How to find and cultivate a mentor
Having a strong mentor is key to professional success. A mentor can give you vital guidance, insight into a company’s culture and exposure to career opportunities. They can also help you think more strategically and give feedback on your goals. A good mentor inspires you, pushes you to be better, and gives honest yet constructive […]
8 Keys to writing a professional email
It’s important that your professional emails are clear and succinct. This is true whether you’re writing to a potential employer, co-worker, or client. A lot of communication is happening via email, often resulting in overstuffed inboxes. To make a good impression and get the response you need, take time to craft an effective message. A […]
Who should I connect with on LinkedIn?
You’re finished setting up your amazing LinkedIn profile and are ready to start adding connections. Inevitably you ask yourself, “Who should I connect with?” The simple answer is, you should connect with more people than you probably think. Start with friends and family Naturally, you should connect with all of your friends, family friends, and family […]
What extracurricular activities should I put on my resume?
Extracurricular activities on your resume can set you apart as a candidate, especially when you don’t have work experience. By leveraging your extracurricular activities – and not just adding a long list of everything you’ve ever participated in – you’ll show that you’re a well-rounded candidate. Put activities you were actually active in When you’re […]
What’s an informational interview and how do I conduct one?
Informational interviews are one of the most effective ways to build a network, get career advice, learn about an industry/position/company, get prepared for an interview, and land your dream job. We cannot overstate how important this tool is to your job search. What is an informational interview? An informational interview is simply a 20-30 minute […]
Why should I do an internship?
Internships are essential. We’re not going to sugar coat it for you. You must get at least one internship under your belt if you want to be competitive in your job search. The benefits of an internship Internships and other short-term positions in your field give you on-the-job training and experience. They will help you […]
How to write a thank you email
After a job interview, it is customary to send a thank you letter to your interviewer. In fact, many interviewers see the thank you note (i.e. whether or not they send one) as an important tool for evaluating a candidate. Traditionally, a thank you letter was sent by mail or delivered in person. Now you […]
How to keep your skills current and valuable
Expanding and enhancing your education is vital after college. Industries are evolving at incredible speeds – and so are the expertise required to succeed within them. In order to stay relevant, you must be able to adapt to new opportunities by continuously developing your knowledge and skill sets. Taking charge of your own development Whether […]
How to work a job fair like a boss
Job fairs are a great opportunity for you to meet many potential employers and learn about their organizations. But remember that those employers will also be meeting many job seekers and will be evaluating your fit as a potential candidate – so you need to make a good impression. How to master the job fair […]
How to build and expand your network
Networking is critical to your career. Connections can give you career advice, point you towards opportunities, and help you obtain job offers. In order to utilize a strong network, you have to start building it before the need arises. The earlier you begin the better. And despite what people think, getting started is easier than […]