Countdown to a New Career: Potential Pathways to Your Career as a CPA – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we explored alternative ways of attending school in order to reach a dream career. As opposed to other methods being a “step-down” from the traditional means of study, solid reasons were provided as to how these other options might be the most fiscally sound for adult students today or […]

Countdown to a New Career: Potential Pathways to Your Career as a CPA – Part 1

There’s more than one way to skin a cat. And there are often many, many ways to reach the career of your dreams. This first article in a series of two will attempt to explore three primary ways in which you can reach your goal of a career as a Certified Public Accountant, or CPA. The […]

Career Tip: Introverts in an Extroverted Workplace

There has been a lot of talk recently about introverts and how they can often be overshadowed by extroverted colleagues. The buzz about this has been thrust to the scene from Susan Cain’s bestselling book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Ritka Trika, over at the US News Career […]

Acing Your Job Interview Questions Using the STAR Method

You’ve worked hard to earn your degree in business management and maintain good grades even while holding down a part-time job. One by one, you’ve completed task after task, all aimed toward the goal of your chosen career. You updated your LinkedIn account as advised. You’ve made professional contacts in your field and worked with […]

3 Steps Toward Your Dream Career Using Linkedin [Infographic]

Recently, the guys over at the Linkedin Blog shared an infographic about dream careers (see below). They surveyed more than 8,000 professionals from around the world in an effort to discover the most common childhood career aspirations. As you can see from the infographic below it is an interesting list indeed.  However, the biggest eye […]

7 Reasons You Should Still Job Hunt During the Holiday Season

 Over the years, I have seen may job seekers slow down their job hunt once Thanksgiving comes along. They typically wait until the first of the year to pick up where they left off. Is this smart to do?  After all, we know that job openings still exist. At the same time, we know that […]

Interview Answer: Describe a time when your workload was heavy and how you handled it

I was recently asked a question by a reader that I thought might be helpful to all of you. This question is in context of a job interview. Sometimes even the best of us can get stumped by a question asked to us in an interview process. This is why I recommend that you hold […]

What is the Main Thing Hiring Managers Are Looking for?

On a few occasions I have been asked this question: What is the main thing hiring managers are looking for? Early on in my recruiting career I would of said that it depends and each search is different. While I do agree that each hiring managers has “hot buttons” they are looking for, there is an […]

3 Ways to Remain Positive During Your Job Search

Being unemployed can definitely be challenging, and the longer it lasts the harder it becomes to hold out hope that something will come along. Whether you’ve recently been let go or laid off or are a recent graduate trying to find entry-level work in a sluggish economy, it can be easy to get down on yourself while […]