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Interviewing – How To Shine Brighter Than Everyone Else

How will you shine brighter than everyone else? Below is a link to an article that explains and gives some examples of how to stand out in your interview, even if it’s going poorly. Always prepare beforehand so that the small (yet, important!) factors don’t get in the way of bigger ones. Also, keep in […]

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Interviewing Tips

Interviewing Tips from Premier Financial Search Aim to Impress As we all know, first impressions are very important, especially on a job interview. If your first impression isn’t positive, it is unlikely you will have a second chance. Naturally, the first thing someone sees is the “packaging.” Unless told otherwise, a business suit is always […]

What You Should Know About Recruiters

Working with recruiters, specifically external ones, makes job searching, interviewing, and the post-interview process easier. External recruiters are considered the middle-man between firms and candidates. If you’ve never worked with one, you might be amazed at how beneficial they could be to you. Here’s an article that discusses what we do and the best way […]

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The 6 Most Important Resume Elements

Your resume You only get one chance to make a first impression.  Gone are the glory days of 2004-2008 when all you had to do was show up for an interview and you got hired. In 2009, there were on average 9 applicants for each open position in Accounting and Finance.  In the administrative world, […]

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You Get the Offer…Now What?

Your resume stood out from the crowd. You were invited in for an interview. You aced the interview and of course followed up by sending thank you notes. The second interview went even better than the first. The call comes in; you’ve been offered the job. Now what? There are plenty of great books out […]

A Little Hand Holding Never Hurt

On “The Hills,” it seems like L.A. is filled with gorgeous young adults, with incredibly glamorous jobs, who still have plenty of time to hit the beach and work on their perfect tans.  What then, is preventing you from packing your bags and hopping on the next flight west to seek the ultimate job and […]

Debunking 5 Myths About the Benefits of Private Industry

Ryan Olstad, Research Associate There’s an unfortunately common idea among accountants that public accounting is just a source of 2-6 years experience used to eventually obtain a job in private industry. If you are looking to make the switch from public to private, allow us to debunk the myths that might be motivating you:

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Dressing for an Interview

One of the most important parts of your interview is how you present yourself. Wearing cologne or having scuffed shoes can turn off any interviewer. Don’t let the way you look hold you back from securing that great job opportunity! Here’s an article about how your image represents you, what you should be wearing, and […]

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What is Business Management? How do I break in?

WHAT IT IS Business Management is a subsection of public accounting that deals with high net-worth individuals in the entertainment field — from actors and musicians to athletes, producers, directors and voice-over actors.  Business Management firms handle everything for these individuals that has to do with money — from financial planning, insurance, day-to-day bookkeeping, account […]

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Great Expectations: Recruiters and Candidates

Although I’m not a lonely old woman locked away in her spider-web adorned mansion wearing her wedding dress, I can be the key to your future success and fortune-your benefactor of sorts. However, Pip had to uphold to the high standards of elite London society before he could come into his fortune, just as candidates […]