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How to Get Your First Job in Accounting

January 11, 2019

Accounting is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing industries, with some reports forecasting $156 billion in U.S. revenue in 2018 (up from $94 billion in 2014) and employing 1.46 million...
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Career Agility: Staying Nimble To Make The Most Out Of Your Job

January 2, 2019

“Where do you see yourself in five years?” This question, once a standard of interviewers and career counselors, may be impossible to answer. A recent study from Dell Technologies estimates that 85...
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How to Kick Off the Job Application Process in 2019

December 27, 2018

Traditionally the new year represents the perfect time to make changes, and for some, those resolutions may include finding the perfect new job and beginning the job application process. There are...
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Best Practices For Writing The Most Effective Cover Letter

December 21, 2018

An estimated two percent of all job applications result in an interview – meaning that 98 percent of all candidates are eliminated without ever speaking to a hiring manager or recruiter.
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How to Write a Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems

November 20, 2018

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are a fact of life for today’s job seekers. 75 percent of recruiters and talent managers use some form applicant tracking system. 94 percent of those managers believe...
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5 Tips on How to Write a Resume – Show, Don’t Tell

September 20, 2017

Your Resume as Your Best Storyteller Simply put, your resume is your story. To tell it effectively, and ensure it does the job you need it to in front of a prospective employer, it’s important your...
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