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Ever accepted a job flat out without even testing the waters of salary negotiation? If so, you’re not alone. Many people are intimidated by the thought of negotiating their own salaries, particularly if they have been looking for work for a prolonged period of time. As a clerical candidate, you really shouldn’t short change your… Read more »

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Every employer is looking for candidates with strong leadership potential. Even if the opportunities are not management or supervisor positions, leadership skills are strong qualities for all levels of a team’s hierarchy. If you are not sure what you can do to promote or develop your leadership potential, here are a few tips to get… Read more »

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Most job descriptions will list teamwork as a required skill for the ideal candidate. This is because it really is difficult to find a job that does not require the ability to work with other people, particularly in the context of a larger company. Accounting jobs can sometimes seem like there is very limited interaction,… Read more »

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If you are requesting your applicants submit references and background check information, then as a responsible employer, you really should be following up with those checks. There are a wide variety of reasons why you could regret foregoing this extra step before hiring an applicant, but within the field of IT checks are of particular… Read more »

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Clerical candidates are expected to be talented and multifaceted professionals, much the same as most other industries. Administrative professionals should be able to manage multiple schedules, have excellent written and oral communication skills, be organized, and have a solid understanding of general office procedures. Being an admin in a specialized industry often requires additional, industry-specific… Read more »

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As an employer, you want to make sure you are hiring and retaining the best of the best in your industry. Committed employees really do provide the support on which successful companies are built. It’s possible that you have put every effort into maintaining competitive salary and compensation packages for your team, but is it… Read more »

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With the new year just around the corner, perhaps it’s a good time for you to put some thought into how you can revitalize your job hunt. Job seekers, particularly those who feel that they are stuck in a rut, can really benefit from some quality New Year’s resolutions. Here are our top recommended resolutions… Read more »

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If you have ever found yourself thinking that professional advice just doesn’t relate to you as an accounting candidate, you’re probably right. Each industry has its own rules and relevant advice because the playing field is different across industries. But even within an industry, accounting professionals have a very different perspective of day-to- day business…. Read more »

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You’ve put in the work. You reviewed and revised your resume until it was flawless. You practiced your discussion points and interview answers time and time again. You shone through as a competitive candidate in a very competitive market, and to your great pleasure you have been offered and accepted a position. Now what? This… Read more »

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As an employer looking for the ideal clerical candidate, it can seem like each resume is as good as the last. Buzzwords and marketing speak abounds, while you can’t quite get a good idea of who will really be able to perform on the job. Interestingly enough, there are a few key traits that you… Read more »