Listening is one of the most important skills we can attempt to master in the modern workplace, especially with so many distractions competing for our attention. It forms the basis of so many other skills and traits that enable effective communication.
Your CV is likely to be the first impression your future employer gets of you, so it’s crucial to do it right. A lousy CV may stop you from getting an interview; It is the first key stepping stone to securing your next dream job.
We all get stressed from time to time. A certain amount of stress can be useful but if you feel constantly overwhelmed this can lead to health problems. This article will look at the causes of stress and provide some tips on how to increase your resilience.
There are any number of definitions for resilience, most of which refer to the ability to 'bounce back from adversity' and 'withstand stressful situations'. However, whilst bouncing back is an admirable quality, you can only do it so many times before you are exhausted and no longer have the resources to cope.
There are many reasons why people choose to learn a new skill - whether it’s for a hobby or for professional development at their workplace. Spending time learning a new skill has far more benefits than simply learning the skill itself. From a workplace and technological standpoint, investing in learning and self-development will not only help you stay ahead of the curve but maintain your relevance and ensure your future career success.
If you have to give a presentation, does your mouth dry up and your heart start racing? Fear of public speaking - or glossophobia - is estimated to affect as many as 75% of people, making it one of the most common phobias.
Hannah has been with Whitbread for 6 months having joined from PwC and is now working as a controller within risk, control and process improvement. Hannah is one of a number of ACAs who have joined Whitbread in the controls and risk environment in the last 5 years as the business helps develop its future leaders.
Over the years I have interacted with countless numbers of recently qualified accountants looking at moving into a finance role. More often than not the first words I hear are “I want a commercial role” or “I would consider management accounting or financial accounting as a second choice…. but I don’t want audit”.
Should I stay or should I go? A common question for us all as we seek career fulfilment, and one that is particularly pertinent for Chartered Accountants given the career diversity available for those who hold the prestigious ACA qualification.
The first decision you are going to have to make is whether you are going to stay in practice or move into industry. For some of you, this will be an obvious choice, but many of you will still be torn.
Interviews are something that most people struggle with. We all want to progress to the next level of our career and whether this is for an internal promotion or for an external career move, we can all improve our interview technique.