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Sector focus: Fashion and finance

It’s not the most obvious sector for accountants, nor the most talked about, but a career in fashion finance has more opportunities and benefits than you may think, at all levels. In the fast-paced world of fashion where networking and … Continue reading

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Skills self-assessment

Opportunity knocks. Or so you hope! But what’s the first thing you think of doing when applying for a new job? Review your CV? Write a cover letter? Yes should be your answer. But what about a skills self-assessment? A … Continue reading

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How to work abroad

By moving to work abroad, you will enhance your CV by showing you are flexible. It will also show that you can tackle a different set of challenges than your peers who have stayed in their home country. There is nothing quite … Continue reading

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How do you make an accountancy CV stand out?

Scott Holden (ACCA student): ‘Do you have any tips on how to make an accountancy CV really stand out? I’m newly qualified and looking for that step up to a senior managerial position.’ Noor Azura Jamaluddin (debt management executive, PETRONAS): … Continue reading

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Stacey-Ann Julien-McCarthy FCCA, ACCA Chapter Head Houston

Having moved to Houston from Bahamas in December 2008, Stacey-Ann Julien-McCarthy says she’s ‘quite happy in the city’s 100 degree weather, triple digits suit me.’ But while the Texas sun may be shining, the job market has been a little … Continue reading

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Top tips for gaining work experience

Preparation: before your journey Have your ‘destination’ in mind. Draft career goals that are very specific to what you want to accomplish. For example, move away from ‘I want a summer internship,’ to ‘I want a paid summer internship working … Continue reading

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Getting a Job in the Digital Age – E-mail Applications

To say that the Internet has revolutionised the jobs application process would be an understatement of supreme scale. However, that doesn’t mean that all the parts of applying for a job are now obsolete, they just need a slightly different approach. Don’t … Continue reading

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How not to write a CV – the story of Benedict Le Gauche

28-year-old Benedict’s CV caught the attention of the media because it stands out for all the wrong reasons. The following elements make his CV a prime example of what not to write. Continue reading

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CV do… CV don’t

James Innes, author of The CV Book, The Interview Book and Brilliant Cover Letters and founder of The CV Centre, outlines how not to write your CV when applying for your next accountancy job. 1. Photographs People often include photos … Continue reading

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Constructing the perfect CV – where to begin

Not sure where to start with writing your CV? We cover layout, formatting and what not to include. Continue reading

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Maximise your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn is an essential part of any professional job search, so it is important to complete your profile as fully as possible, and make sure it’s working it’s hardest for you. Continue reading

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Writing a new generation CV

A new book puts forward an innovative approach to writing a CV which claims to triple your chances of success. Continue reading

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