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The keys to a CV that survives the modern hiring gauntlet

The keys to a CV that survives the modern hiring gauntlet

Testing the job market can be a challenging task, no matter what stage of career you happen to be at. That's because regardless of your level of experience, it's difficult to communicate all of your skills and positive attributes to a hiring manager sight unseen. For that reason, your CV could be the most important document you'll ever create in your professional life.

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Busting four myths about CVs for inexperienced job-seekers

Busting four myths about CVs for inexperienced job-seekers

For individuals getting started on the road to a career, finding a job when you don't have much (if any) relevant work experience can be a challenge. It's the kind of catch-22 situation that leads many recent graduates to spend countless hours agonizing over creating the perfect CV by surgically editing every minute detail of their history, searching in vain for the best way to highlight their abilities without overstating or misrepresenting anything. For them, it's a nerve-wracking experience, but it doesn't have to be. That's because there is no shortage of myths regarding what makes for the perfect CV, and knowing what they are can take some of the anxiety out of the process, especially for those who haven't gone through it before. To help, here we address four of those myths, and what to do instead when crafting a CV.

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Areas of focus for digital transformation strategy

Areas of focus for digital transformation strategy

As 2019 gets underway, the global accounting industry is at a crossroads. The rise of AI-powered process automation is working its way into corporate finance operations and private accounting practices at an astounding rate, forever changing the nature of the industry and altering the mixture of skilled labour it's going to require going forward. Here in the UK, the Brexit crunch is already worsening skills shortages, which is going to force accounting practices to accelerate plans to adopt process automation in the near future. To do it right, many organisations are going to have to reinvent themselves from the ground up to facilitate digital transformation and operate effectively. Here's what they'll need to focus on.

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How to become the best teacher ever

How to become the best teacher ever

Teaching is one of the hardest and most satisfying professions ever. You may be a teacher that is having a hard time being loved by all of your students. When your teaching style influences one or two students, you'll become one of the best teachers around. That positive effect may rub off onto their friends who will become influenced by you as well. 

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3 technological innovations that are transforming accounting careers

3 technological innovations that are transforming accounting careers

There are three technological innovations that are blindsiding some accountants who earned their degrees years ago. In the future, accounting professionals who are trained in these technologies will have an edge over bookkeepers and accountants who only understand the traditional methods. If you're a bookkeeper or accountant, or an executive or entrepreneur who works with either bookkeepers or accountants, these are the three transformational technologies you need to familiarise yourself with.  

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Expert View: Why data analytics is integral for future careers

Expert View: Why data analytics is integral for future careers

Earlier this month, Chancellor Philip Hammond took a bold step in announcing the government’s pledge to upskill the UK’s future workforce. In particular, the introduction of T-levels marks a positive step in the right direction in resolving the ever-increasing digital skills gap.

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