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5 tips on writing a successful CV

over 8 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 8 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 8 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 Accou...

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How sociable are you?

over 8 years ago by Claire Brandon

In today’s current market place everyone can be found online, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, no matter what age group you are from. If you want to find a job, you need to get social! LinkedIn has over 200 million members with new members registering every two seconds. LinkedIn is an exceptional ‘live’ database with many members updating their LinkedIn profile before their CV. With Li...

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ICAEW Salary Survey 2012

over 8 years ago by Claire Brandon

This year's survey shows that salaries and bonuses have increased since 2010, but this is not experienced evenly throughout the business community.  In the past 12 months 57% of respondents had a salary increase (up from 53% in 2010). The average annual basic salary in 2012 is £92,100, with the highest level of average salary growth seen amongst those with 20+ years experience.  Jump to average...

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