6 Free Online Courses That’ll Teach You the Same Skills You’d Learn in Business School

Could An MBA Help? So you’ve been considering getting an MBA. It seems like a foolproof plan, right? After all, the MBA is the degree that opens the doors to the world of business. Never mind the two years out of the workforce or that pesky student loan you’ll be paying off for the next 15 years. The guaranteed career boost makes it all worth it in the end—doesn’t it? Well, maybe. While an investment in business school may be … Continued

A Winning Philosophy — The Best Finance and Accounting Recruiting Firm

A Winning Philosophy — The Best Finance and Accounting Recruiting Firm Lexacount Search and Our Finance/Accounting Search Process Businesses of all types—from the robust corporate to the up-and-coming—seek out strategic finance and accounting experts to help optimize their success in an increasingly demanding market.   Accordingly, no matter what your perspective you may be looking for a Winning Philosophy in recruiting — The Best Finance and Accounting Recruiting Firm.  However, like the economy in general, the reality is that the job … 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

Interested in Private Equity? How to Land Your Dream Job

Land Your Dream Job in Private Equity So, you want to get into private equity? As any job recruiter will tell you — that isn’t a small feat. It takes hard work, plenty of schooling, and NETWORKING to get your foot in the door at a private equity firm. Just ask Samuel Smith, an analyst at a PE firm that specializes in the energy sector. In an interview with Vault.com, Smith says he’s living proof that landing a coveted PE … Continued

How Long Do You Think Hiring Managers Have to Review Your Resume?

6 Seconds — Does Yours Have What Employers Want? First impressions are incredibly important. After all, you have only one chance to truly either dazzle someone or send to them walking. This is especially the case when it comes to your resume. The truth is that recruiters and employers often get dozens to hundreds, maybe even thousands, of applications for just one position. This means that, realistically, recruiters and employers do not have time to read every resume as thoroughly as … Continued

5 Self-Limiting Habits That May Be Holding You Back

5 Self-Limiting Habits That May Be Holding You Back:  Are You Standing in the Way of Your Own Success?   No matter your definition of success — wealth, job security, happiness — waking up in the morning and loving what you do does not depend on who employs you. It depends on your mindset; your habits and behaviors. Your ability to think, react, interrelate, problem solve, and lead are big factors in your forward momentum. Any inkling of doubt, insecurity, … Continued

3 Job Search Strategies to Get You Through the Holidays

3 Job Search Strategies to Get You Through the Holidays “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” said no job-seeker ever during the holidays. Typically, this season is the worst time of year to look for employment. Hiring managers are taking time off, work slows down, and phones stop ringing. But if you are in this position during the holiday season, don’t despair. The new year is right around the corner and, chances are, proactive personnel have their sights … Continued

Have an Interview? How to Connect With Key Decision-Makers During Your Interview

How to Connect With Key Decision-Makers During Your Interview! You’ve made it past the first step – you perfected your elevator pitch, you advanced past the phone screen and the initial introductory interview.  Now, you have the big interview!  You have the interview with the key decision-makers.  You are close to the finish line!!  In this interview you will be meeting with the people with whom you will be working and the people who will make the final hiring decisions.  … Continued

Should You Double Down On Your End of Year Job Search Activities: What You Should Be Doing Now!

Should You Double Down On Your End of Year Job Search Activities?  What You Should Be Doing Now! As we all know, any job search can be very stressful!  With each search you undertake, there are a host of stressors—fear that you will not be able to stand out against your competition, fear that you will not find your dream job, anxiety over making an income that can adequately support you and so on. And, to make matters worse, the … Continued

2015-16 Forecast: Hiring and Salary Trends for Finance/Accounting

  As the 4th Quarter approaches, in the remainder of 2015 and as 2016 begins, the global economy is expected to grow, and there should be continued transformation and promise for the accounting and finance fields. Changes in the global market structure have increased the need for accounting and finance professionals.  And, as a result, the need for strong talent has caused industry salaries to go up.[1]  Indeed, in 2015, accounting and finance salaries have increased approximately 3.5% in relation … Continued