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How To Hire Top Accounting Candidates in 2017

How To Hire Top Accounting Candidates in 2017

We're at an interesting crossroads here in Houston, Texas. The 2015 – 2016 market was a rough one, especially for anyone laid off with 20+ years of experience and for those graduating with no experience over the past two years. Though the plight of the...

Last-Minute Job Interview, Here’s What to Focus on

Last-Minute Job Interview, Here’s What to Focus on

Finally! The call you've been waiting for. You've got an interview for your dream job! But wait – first thing tomorrow morning? How can you possibly be ready? Here are a few last-minute tips to help you prepare and get the offer – even at the last minute. Wardrobe...

Benefits of an ESOP

Benefits of an ESOP

When trying to address issues of retention and productivity, a lot of tried and true options usually get tossed on the table. Some companies, however, are taking a bolder, out-of-the-box approach that has been shown to work, now more than ever. An employee stock...

Learn About Working for an ESOP

Learn About Working for an ESOP

Wouldn't being an owner of a company inspire you to work hard to make it a success? This motivation is one of the driving forces behind companies opting for employee ownership. There are several ways to accomplish employee ownership. Employees can buy stock directly,...

What To Say When They Ask “Why Do You Want This Job”

What To Say When They Ask “Why Do You Want This Job”

The first time you really get to shine with a new employer happens during the interview. You're going to be asked all kinds of questions, from understanding your strengths to picking apart your weaknesses. The most challenging questions, however, tend to be more...

Five Ways to Clean Up Your Resume

Five Ways to Clean Up Your Resume

Think of your resume like a story – your story, in fact. It is the tale of your professional experience, your personal achievements and work ethic. You want that story to be compelling, as it conveys your potential value to a hiring team or prospective employer. A...

The Difference Between Leading and Managing

The Difference Between Leading and Managing

Some managers come up through the ranks, while others have been brought in because of their education or experience managing people and projects. Regardless of how you became a leader, here you are, and your job has two major priorities: getting the most out of your...

What Should You Look For In A Recruiting Firm?

What Should You Look For In A Recruiting Firm?

For many job seekers, finding a good career at the right company can be more challenging than planned. Whether you're looking to pop in and out of the workforce on temporary jobs, or hoping for a direct hire position, sometimes candidates need a partner, someone who...

Prepare Your Business for a Minimum Wage Increase

Prepare Your Business for a Minimum Wage Increase

Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama has been outspoken about his desire to raise the national minimum wage. Since 2014, at least 10 states voted to increase their minimum wages, with many more state legislatures seriously discussing the issue. Some are poised to...

Get the Edge over Other Job Candidates

Get the Edge over Other Job Candidates

Sometimes, the door to our success is the one we open for ourselves. Standing out from the crowd by working smarter – not harder – at applying for jobs can do the trick. It's time to clean out the stale job-hunting tactics that aren't producing results. Rewriting your...

Beware of the time stealer!

Beware of the time stealer!

Proceed cautiously to prioritize other people's "urgent" requests. When someone asks you for help to do a project or to meet some other urgent need, practice saying "What's your deadline on this? or When do you need this done?" Then schedule for completion for that...

Improve Your Company LinkedIn Page To Get Better Leads

Improve Your Company LinkedIn Page To Get Better Leads

More than one-third of all new marriages start with an online introduction. If social media is a valid place to meet your mate, you can bet it's also an ideal spot to meet your next big client. Using LinkedIn to establish your brand is a lucrative way to expand your...

Using Other Social Media Outlets to Build Your Brand

Using Other Social Media Outlets to Build Your Brand

Your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram could be getting you more friends and followers, but they might just cost you a job. More and more potential employers are checking social media sites for applicants; sometimes even before they interview. With access to...