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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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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 […]

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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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The KEY to Making Job Relocation Smooth and Easy

Have thoughts of moving to the beautiful sunny coasts of Southern California been filling your dreams? Has the big red bridge of San Francisco been beckoning you to join the city? Have the northern coasts of the west and their miles of green living drawn your attention? People everywhere are limiting themselves to a smaller […]

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 […]

The Paradox of Choice: How to Avoid Making The Wrong Choice

We’ve all been there. Whether the split road pertains to work, education, our home life, or relationships, life challenges us to choose. Only, for some people, the anxiety of choosing can be paralyzing enough to result in a third option: Doing nothing. It’s easy to want to stick to the status quo; to imagine that taking […]

Getting to Know You: How PFS is Unique

Congratulations! You’ve decided to take the next step in your career by working with a recruiter. Ready for your hard work and experience to pay off, you excitedly open the email they’ve sent you about a job opportunity. But… there’s a problem. It’s not appealing to you. Maybe the firm is too big for your […]

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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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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 […]