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Practice or Industry? The journey ahead

over 7 years ago by Claire Brandon

Practice or industry? This is the vital career decision most newly-qualified accountants face as demand increases for their skills. Newly-qualified accountants are often keen to explore the opportunities available to them after qualifying, and for many this means making the move into Industry. According to Hays it is estimated 60% of newly-qualified accountants working in practice will make the...

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Job Search: Facebook vs LinkedIn

over 7 years ago by Claire Brandon

Which social networking site is better for job searching? Facebook or LinkedIn? Despite the number of users on Facebook being significantly more than LinkedIn, 52% of jobs are advertised on Linkedin, with a mere 24% on Facebook. Yet there is a 71% gap between the Social Employee Hires on both sites with LinkedIn topping the hires at 73%. LinkedIn is professional, with recruiters and employers u...

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5 tips on writing a successful CV

over 7 years ago by Claire Brandon

A good CV is vital when looking for work, especially when there are numerous candidates for the same job, so what should it contain? There is no perfect template, and each sector may require a different emphasis on a different aspect of the content, such as career history or qualifications. Below are our top tips on how a CV should be written and the information that should be included: Don’t f...

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Rights of contract workers

over 7 years ago by Claire Brandon

Working on a contract basis offers exciting opportunities for those in the finance sector, including increased flexibility, earnings and variety of work. But, this comes with the sacrifice of many protections afforded to those working as employees. Contract workers do have some employment law rights, although this is a complex and sometimes confusing area. Calling yourself a ‘contract worker’ o...

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Salaries for ICAEW Chartered Accountants remain static

over 7 years ago by Claire Brandon

Salaries for chartered accountants have remained static in the last year, according to the latest salary survey released by ICAEW and recruitment firm Stott and May. The average annual basic salary stood at £92.6k compared to £92.1k in 2012. Bonuses have also remained the same with an average bonus of £21.3k, compared to £21.2k in 2012. The pay gap between male and female ICAEW Chartered Accoun...

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