As well as being a great employee with a strong CV, boosting your personal brand will keep you on the minds of all the best employers. Whether you are job-hunting or trying to progress in your chosen field, it can be really useful to go that extra mile. Here are some of the best ways.
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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
One of the most-discussed subjects today is the education and future of young people. For those who aspire towards a successful career, completing A Levels and going to university seems like the obvious choice. However, with rising university fees and an increasingly competitive graduate jobs market, this path is not for everyone. But are there other options available?