Career Advice from Watching My Dad

Happy Father’s Day! I was incredibly lucky to grow up with my Dad as a role model. I’ve learned more from him than any other person and I wouldn’t be half as successful as I am without his help and guidance. Today I’m going to share with you some of the most important lessons I’ve learned from my Dad over … Read More

Accounting Career Tips: Be Nice to Recruiters

Accounting Recruiters

Recruiter Cold Calls – You seem to get them constantly when you’re not looking for a job, but never right after you’ve been laid off. In my younger years I was a bit of a jerk to the accounting/finance recruiters. I’d rudely hang up, or tell them to leave me alone. But now I’ve gone through a few job searches. I’m … Read More

LinkedIn for Accountants: Yes, Get on LinkedIn

LinkedIn for Accountants

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking platform. And it’s a powerful job search tool for accountants who learn how to use it. But you don’t have to spend hours tweaking your profile to become a LinkedIn pro. Just take 10 minutes: Sign up for an account Add a professional photo And enter the basics about your current job Then come back … Read More

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: Should I Write “CPA” in My Header?

Accounting Resume Header

Catching an accounting recruiter’s attention is easier than you think. If you’re a certified public accountant, just put the letters “CPA” after your name at the top of your resume. Start getting more interviews by making it easy for them to know you’re a qualified candidate, without having to read your entire resume. Plus, get the added benefit of making … Read More

Your Quarterly Accounting Resume Update

Up to Date Accounting Resume

It’s easy to ignore your resume when you’re happily employed But your resume isn’t a static document. It highlights your accomplishments over your whole career. And you need to keep it up to date. In fact, I recommend updating your resume every quarter (yep, 4x per year). Don’t worry, it only takes 15-2 minutes, and you’ll thank me next time … 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.

27+ Accounting Career Resources for Busy CPAs

Accounting Career Helpful Links

Hey fellow accountants — Do you want to be the best, no matter where your career path takes you, but don’t know where to start? I’ve done the hard work for you, and collected the top blogs, podcasts, books, and videos to help you at any stage of your career – Whether you’re a seasoned CPA, or fresh out of school. … Read More

The Best Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Scoring a job interview after applying for a weeks is a wonderful feeling. It’s the next stepping stone to securing that position you wanted — and advancing your career. Getting an interview can also leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed. The more you want that opportunity to get hired, the more pressure you may put on yourself to excel. Here’s the … Read More

How to Write an Interview Thank You Email

You just spent half a day interviewing for a great job. You knew all the right answers, and asked great questions. Odds are you’re one of the top contenders for the job. Want to know an easy way to make yourself look even better? Send the interviewer a personalized thank you note. It’s no secret, but it makes you look great … Read More