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The top 5 ways to improve your résumé
Beth A. Berk, CPA, CGMA, is a Maryland-based recruiter who started her business in 2005 specializing in matching CPAs with the right employers. The JofA asked her how CPAs can write better résumés and what pitfalls they should avoid.
Survey: 9 In 10 CFOs Find Consulting An Attractive Career Option
Is a seat in the C-suite the final phase of a successful career? Not necessarily, according to a new survey of CFOs from Robert Half Management Resources. Nine in 10 respondents said they think a career in consulting is attractive to senior-level...
Are Suits Still Suitable For Job Interviews? Managers Split Between Formality And Function, Survey Shows
While casual dress codes are gaining ground in the workplace, job applicants shouldn't put away their power suits just yet, according to new research from global staffing firm Accountemps. In a survey of senior managers, 37% of respondents said...
Money Matters: Survey Finds Workers Are Scrutinizing Salaries; Feelings Split On Pay Satisfaction
U.S. employees are putting in more work when it comes to knowing their worth, according to new research from global staffing firm Robert Half. The studies revealed that 82% of professionals feel well-informed about what they should be making in...
Public Accounting Firm Hiring Model Shifts: AICPA ‘Trends Report’
Rapid advances in technology continue to impact the accounting profession. As CPA firms shift their hiring models to focus more on technology skills, non-accounting graduates now comprise 31 percent of all new graduate hires in public accounting....
Survey: 96% Of Managers Say Their Staff Are Experiencing Some Degree Of Burnout
The country is nearly at full employment, but U.S. workers may also be approaching full burnout. On the heels of the World Health Organization defining it as a syndrome resulting from workplace stress, a recent survey from staffing firm...
CFO Job Openings Are About to Spike
Are you ready to take the next step? According to a 2016 study by Spencer Stuart, the average retirement age for a Fortune 500 CFO was a shade over 58 at that time. My much more informal study of the most recent Fortune list pegs the current...
Talent strategies for the digital age
Work in the digital age is changing — radically and rapidly. Results of Deloitte’s 2019 Global Human Capital Trends survey suggest that the ways organisations attract and develop talent worldwide also need to change. The vast majority (86%) of...
5 things hiring managers know that job seekers don’t, from a recruiter who's placed hundreds of senior professionals
As a headhunter since 2011 and now as owner of my own recruitment firm, DG Recruit, I have had the pleasure of placing hundreds of professionals in roles ranging from senior to executive positions nationally. Here are a few things recruiters...
Not All Discrimination Is Obvious A look at subtle stereotyping and prejudice in the workplace.
Paying women less than men or denying benefits and rights to LGBT workers are blatant examples for workplace discrimination, but those are not the only instances of prejudice and stereotyping that affect workers. Oftentimes, employees experience...

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