Career Advice

5 ways to prepare for leadership

4 days ago by Alan Miller, ICAEW member, leadership specialist and founder of coaching website Lightning Smart

Tips on preparing for a leadership role and positioning yourself effectively to seize opportunities as they arise. If you’re good at your job and keen to develop, there’s a good chance that you’ll be offered the chance to move into a leadership role at some point. Or maybe you’re actively looking to become a leader, but not sure how to best position yourself for success. While the perks and opp...

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Inclusive Hiring: How to address bias in the recruiting process

16 days ago by Helen Jones

As organisations try to promote greater diversity and inclusion within their ranks, many hiring managers are focused on sourcing candidates from a variety of backgrounds.  In the ICAEW Diversity and Inclusion hub we bring together timely D&I resources on regulation and equality, along with our latest insights into diversity in the profession. To promote inclusivity in the workplace, companies m...

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Coding could be the key to future proofing your career

19 days ago by Dr Rob Mastrodomenico

To shine in today’s increasingly data-rich and technology-driven world, you must learn how to harness and make sense of data and what it means for the business. You need to fight the temptation to stick with familiar spreadsheet tools to manipulate data and boldly embrace front-line business intelligence tools and skills - like coding - that will enable you to perform insightful analysis quickl...

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Thinking about your next steps and a career rethink? Guide to a career change in accounting

about 1 month ago by Helen Jones

The past year has been a time of change, adaptation and reflection, which may have led to a career re-evaluation or a pique in curiosity for other possibilities. There are a few steps we advise taking and questions you should ask yourself. And above all, start writing lists of all your answers and observations.   Self-assessment   What are you motivations for considering a career change? Be war...

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Getting Inside the Hiring Manager’s Mindset

about 1 month ago by David Clark, Operations Director, Headstar

In this article, David Clark, Operations Director at recruitment experts Headstar, shares how hiring managers approach a pile of CVs and urges you to make sure your CV is the one that stands out from the crowd. Throughout my career I have always felt for candidates trying to navigate their way through all the conflicting advice out there on how to write a CV. ‘Write a skills-based CV rather tha...

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