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How do accountants present transferable skills in a CV?

2 months ago by Helen Jones

Transferable accounting skills are a set of skills that can be utilised in a variety of careers. Whether you are looking to progress your career into the accounting world, or looking to break into the industry as a newcomer. There are many instances where you may need to demonstrate particular skills that might not be apparent from your career history. This can be especially so early on in your...

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How to shine when working remotely

3 months ago by Helen Jones

The impact of working remotely or as part of a hybrid team during the pandemic is having an effect on career progression and development.   By being remote and by being put into positions now where we are connecting online and effectively spending lots of time remotely, we’re missing all that nuancing, all that non-verbal communication that gives context and depth to our conversations. 15% of o...

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6 New Year's goals for the job seeker

4 months ago by Helen Jones

Get better sleep. Start a new workout routine. Practice mindfulness. As you make resolutions to improve your life, you might also find yourself setting some goals around your career, including exploring the employment market. But you can’t simply wish your way to a more fulfilling career. You have to work at it. To help you find a position in 2021 that matches your skills, experience and intere...

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Why developing an impressive personal presence is crucial for the modern accountant.

4 months ago by Helen Jones

Like many ‘soft’ skills, the power of presence is something some seem to be born with and others need to work at. Some people walk into a room and immediately appear to own it. Others stand in a corner and wait to be approached.  But why is having an impressive presence so important? And why are accountants often so bad at it? Scott Johnston of ‘Find Your Presence’ helps accountants and other p...

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Digital skills gap: why analytics skills are in demand

4 months ago by Helen Jones

Digital transformation in many organisations has accelerated this year. The need for accountants with data analytics skills has never been higher. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) recent Future of Jobs Report 2020 explores how automation, in tandem with the COVID-19 recession, is creating a ‘double-disruption’ scenario. The report forecasts a significant shift in tasks, jobs and skills within t...

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