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How to Negotiate a Pay Rise

Feel as if your job doesn’t pay you enough? You’re not alone. Research shows that 65% of UK employees believe they are underpaid.  Many of us end up quitting our job to seek out a better paid job. However, there is an alternative solution, which is to ask your current employer for a pay rise. 

How to Handle Counter Offers

You’ve found a new job and you’ve filed your resignation. You’re ready to leave and start your new position. But wait – your current employer has just provided a counter offer encouraging you to stay. Such counter offers can often come as a surprise, and can put many of us in a precarious situation. You

How to impress at interview

How to impress at interview It’s no secret that the job market is competitive. It can be challenging to stand out from the crowd and land your dream job with so many qualified applicants. However, you can increase your chances of success and make yourself the most desirable candidate with the right strategies in place.

How to construct a good CV

You know what it’s like to job hunt. It’s one of the most frustrating things to have to do, and yet we all have to do it at some stage. If you’ve seen the advertisement for your dream job, however, the best thing that you can do is to construct a perfect CV. The problem?

Tips for video interviews

Tips for video interviews Are you gearing up for a video interview? Whether it’s with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or another platform, you can do a few things to make sure you’re prepared and have the best chance of being successful. We’ll share some top tips on how to conduct yourself in a meeting and what

Choosing a good Recruitment Consultant

Choosing a good recruitment consultant Working with a recruitment consultant is an excellent and very proactive way to secure the ideal candidate in the accountancy or finance industry. With their specialist recruitment knowledge and numerous contacts within the industry, a consultant will be able to save you time and money hunting for candidates and instead,

Useful career finance links

www.kaplan.co.uk www.aat.org.uk www.accaglobal.com www.open.ac.uk www.bpp.com www.icaew.com www.accountancyage.com/

Why start a career in Public sector finance?

Public sector Chartered Accountants in the public sector manage, distribute and invest finances in public services such as health, education, housing, emergency services and local authority services. They are constantly challenged to reduce expenditure and improve efficiency to ensure value for money. Accountants working in this field are also in charge of holding government departments

A career in Charity & not-for-profit finance

Charity and not-for-profit If you would like your skills to make a difference, then you may be looking at the charity and not-for-profit sector. There are a range of opportunities for accountants in this sector, including working in a management accounting role, managing budgets and financial systems or liaising with budget holders and trustees to

Working in Commerce & Industry

Commerce and Industry A growing number of graduates are beginning their accountancy careers in banks and businesses. Whether you work in a large global organisation or a small business, working in this sector means that you will experience the full process of financial management and reporting. Typically, accountants working within financial services work in middle

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How To Handle Counter Offers

You’ve found a new job and you’ve filed your resignation. You’re ready to leave and start your new position. But wait – your current employer has just provided a counter offer encouraging you to stay. Such counter offers can often come as a surprise, and can put many of us in a precarious situation. You

How to Negotiate A Pay Rise

Feel as if your job doesn’t pay you enough? You’re not alone. Research shows that 65% of UK employees believe they are underpaid.  Many of us end up quitting our job to seek out a better paid job. However, there is an alternative solution, which is to ask your current employer for a pay rise. 

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