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May 22, 2012

Ace Your Next Interview: 16 Practice Questions and Corresponding Answer Strategies

ace-your-next-interview-practice-questionsThe interview process should begin well before the arrival to an employer’s office. If you’ve recently been invited to interview for a position, you can boost your chances of success by diligently preparing unique responses to common questions. While you won’t have access to the hiring manager’s exact questions in advance, you can be sure that at least some of the typical questions will be asked during your interview.

May 16, 2012

The Post-Interview Thank You Note: A Make or Break!

thank-you-note​Imagine that you have recently interviewed for the position of your dreams and walked away confident that you would receive a job offer. Now consider that, despite your outstanding qualifications and presentation, you find out that another candidate has been selected for the position. As you contemplate what could have possibly gone wrong, you eventually realize that you never sent a thank you note to the hiring manager.

May 02, 2012

Life After Public: The Transition to Private Accounting

​The long hours and intense pressure frequently endured in public audit roles often serve as an incentive for accounting professionals to transfer their experience to a role within a private organization. If you are a public accountant that is less than contently employed at a public firm, you may want to consider exploring opportunities within private industry. CPAs commonly pursue a career track consisting of public accounting experience followed by corporate accounting roles. The experience in Public Accounting provides valuable exposure to a broad range of clientele that is often sought by private industry employers, making this a natural progression.