Career Advice: 11 Steps To Help Secure Your Job in 2017

Secure Your Job in 2017 There is no such thing as guaranteed employer stability in today’s world.  Although the economy has improved significantly since 2007, it can still be tumultuous.  And, when companies face an uneasy economy, layoffs can occur.  If you sense layoffs are looming with your organization, follow these steps to improve your long-term outlook. Come to work early and stay late. This illustrates, like as nothing else, that you are trying. The additional time empowers you to … Continued

Women Big 4 Accounting Associates – 5 Ways to Chart Your Path to An Accounting Partnership

Navigating Your Way to Professional Success It is a well-known fact that in many professions, men and women do not hold the same top positions, are not paid equally, and do not seem to have the same trappings of outward “success.” And, although there are many industries that provide a basis for the statistic, a major contributor to this problem is the grueling accounting field (which has commonly been perceived as a male-oriented profession). Indeed, why haven’t women “made it” … Continued

Have a Phone Screen Interview? How to Nail It!

Phone interviews can be deceptive. On one hand, you may scoff at how simple it is to schedule a call for a time that is best for your schedule, how you can conduct it in the comfort of your own office or home. Not to mention, you do not have to spend precious prep time trying to arrive promptly at an interview site, well-groomed and ready to sit before a stranger in hope of making a winning impression. But, while … Continued

7 Steps for Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is designed to be a synopsis about your educational and professional careers.  The speech is not only supposed to inform the listener, but should also also pique the listener’s interest so they want to know more.  The elevator speech/pitch is thus named because the pitch is supposed to be no longer than the length of an average elevator ride.  There are seven key steps for ensuring that an elevator pitch is informative and interesting and will help … Continued

Help! I Sent My Resume In, But, I Didn’t Receive a Response. Here’s Why You Haven’t Heard Anything!

Help!  I Sent My Resume In, But, I Didn’t Receive a Response.  Here’s Why You Haven’t Heard Anything!    Silence. Perhaps that is the best word to describe employers’ responses to your job search. You have sent your resume out into the void, braving the possibility of rejection, only to hear nothing back at all, not even a faint echo. You might have spent countless nights wondering: what am I doing wrong? Is it me? Here, we will explore some … Continued

Are You Ambitious?

Not Getting Promoted At Work?  Here Are Three Reasons Why! Perhaps you love your job and are very good at it—so good, perhaps, that you wonder why you have stagnated in your current position. “Why haven’t I been promoted?” you think. After all, you have been going above and beyond what has been asked of you since you started the job. Believe it or not, if you self-reflect, you might be unconsciously doing—or rather, not doing in some cases—things that … Continued

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch — How to Make the Answer to “What Do You Do?” More Memorable

Regardless of your employment status, you always want to have your elevator pitch ready to go. It is a short statement of what you would say to someone about yourself during a 5 minute cursory conversation. “So, tell me, what do you do?” Truth be told, many lawyers hate answering this question. So often, the responses are predictable and boring. Unfortunately, usually uninspiring answers leave listeners feeling, well, uninspired. Poor answers can also have the catastrophic potential to turn a … Continued

What’s the Best Way to Look For a Job When You Already Have One?

What’s the Best Way to Look For a Job When You Already Have One? It is difficult to look for a job without compromising the one you have now. The main reason why it is tough is because you struggle to find the privacy that you need to take calls from recruiters/hiring managers while at your current workplace. After all, your current organization probably has rules that forbid the use of company resources for anything personal. Your company would be … Continued

Creating Your Best Elevator Pitch!!

First and foremost, what exactly is an elevator pitch? An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that you can use to spark interest in what you or your organization does.  Some people might think that this kind of thing is only useful for salespeople who need to pitch their products and/or services.  However, that’s not the case. Creating an elevator pitch can take a lot of time.  After all, convincing another person to listen to you is not an … Continued

7 Credibility Busters that Can Ruin Your Job Search

7 Credibility Busters that Can Ruin Your Job Search Do you feel that your job search is spinning you in circles? Have you lost support from colleagues or networking groups? If so, it may be time for some self-reflection; to take a hard look at your personal credibility. Ask yourself – How many of these CREDIBILITY BUSTERS are you guilty of? You’re a frequent teller of little white lies. Sure, white lies may seem harmless – but get caught by a potential … Continued