Finding and applying for jobs

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  • Your profile should be forward looking. It is about what you will bring to a future employer.
  • In this early stage of your career you can consider every experience you have including academic, voluntary, any office based work or other projects or initiatives you have been involved in.
  • There are two generally recognised structures for a CV.
  • If you’re looking for flexible work in the accountancy industry, there are jobs out there that can fit your needs. You just have to find them. But how?
  • People take a career break for many reasons. But how do you reflect this in your CV? We talk to our panel of accountancy professionals to discover their top tips.
  • “It’s not what you do, it’s how well you do it”. It may be a cliché, but like most clichés, there is a strong ring of truth to it.
  • There is one thing that most people within recruitment agree on and that is that it is generally better to keep your CV short.
  • When being interviewed, don’t ignore the warning signs that tell you to think twice before accepting a job offer
  • How do you strike that delicate balance between self-belief and over-confidence at a job interview?
  • The ACCA Qualification can open doors all around the world, with many potential employers seeing it as a seal of approval and proof that you are a safe pair of hands. But while they might be keen to employ you, what can you do to make sure they are the right organisation or practice for you?
  • Who better to ask than recruiters and HR professionals?
  • Social and business networks are part of everyday life now and is used by employers and recruitment consultants to screen candidates. So how do you strike the right balance between presenting a professional front and posting pictures of your Saturday night on Facebook?
  • How and when to best explain any employment gaps on your CV
  • LinkedIn can be a noisy and chaotic place – 575 million people all trying to network. So how, as an accountancy student or a junior finance professional, do you stand out in all this commotion?
  • From corporate returnships to supported hire programmes, there’s an increasing drive to help people come back to work after a break. And with the government having pledged to invest £5million into returner programmes in the 2017 budget, it’s a trend that is set to continue. So what do these progr...
  • Many employers use psychometric tests to find the best candidates. So what should you expect?
  • It always helps to make yourself as attractive as possible to potential employers, such as through a sparkling CV, composing a compelling covering letter and knowing how to conduct yourself in interviews
  • An internship is not a ticket to a job, but play your cards right and you could be offered a graduate position at the end of it.
  • If you’ve taken a break from your accountancy career and are looking to get back to work, it can be hard to know what you need to do, what you might have missed and even where to look.
  • Social networking has become increasingly important as a tool to help find a new job over the last few years. We explore how to ensure you can maximise the value of channels such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn