It’s OK To Try Something Strange

interview with Caleb Newquist

Learn why your career won’t be linear, why it’s important to try something new, and why failing won’t be fatal. Caleb Newquist (Going Concern) went from public accounting to writing on the internet. Today he’s the editor-in-chief of one of the largest accounting industry news sites in the world, and he shares what he’s learned along the way. Then, I’ll tell you about the hidden risks of staying at your current job too long. All in this episode of Abacus. Let’s Go!

How to Find Accounting Jobs on Indeed.com

Accounting Jobs on Indeed

Finding the best accounting/finance jobs can be tough. Have you tried using Indeed.com to help find the best roles? Not only is Indeed easy to search, but according to SilkRoad, Indeed produces 50% of external hires. Twice as many as CareerBulder, LinkedIn, and Monster combined. Indeed is so useful because of its large job database. This makes it both a wonderful … Read More

Accounting Resume Tips: Stop Chasing Resume “Trends”

Accounting Resume Trends

The #1 hot new trend in resumes this year is… The same as last year. And the 50 years before that…
Despite what a journalist with no recruiting, hiring, or resume writing experience might say, there is no amazing new resume format that will get you the job you want.
The truth is online news sites need new articles every day. And they know a new article about resumes is always sure to attract readers.
But the only way to write another article about resumes is to pretend there’s some great new way of doing things. So they hype, and they exaggerate, and they keep writing.

Accounting Resume Tips: Why Just a Single Page?

Accounting Resume - Single Page Long

Keeping your resume to a single page has the obvious benefit of being easier for recruiters to skim. But the true benefit of writing a single page resume is that it forces you to carefully consider what’s important. You’re forced to remove fluff, and edit your resume until it’s clear and concise. And that’s exactly what helps you get interviews because it’s easy for hiring managers to read and understand.

The Right Way to Work with Accounting Recruiters

The main goal of any job hunter’s LinkedIn profile is to attract recruiters, get them to read your profile, and put you in touch with awesome companies who are hiring. The more recruiters you attract, the better odds you have of finding a great new job. The one downside is that not all headhunters are ethical people with your best interests … Read More