Advancing from Accountant to Controller

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Controllers are the advanced accounting experts who have their thumb on the pulse of a company’s entire financial picture, including its past, present, and future over the short and long-term. Controllers operate with a very high level of financial information and expertise, usually just below the level of the chief financial officer. In this role,…

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Start Your New Job on the Right Foot

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Congratulations on your new job offer! Well done. Your patience and determination have paid off, and you’ll be stepping into your new role within the next few weeks. But of course, your biggest challenges and obstacles aren’t behind you just yet. In some fields, new employees are given the benefit of the doubt and are…

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Popular Android Apps for Engineers

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Smartphones and tablets are rapidly becoming an indispensable part of daily life for most busy people. And as these devices provide a universal way to connect socially, they also seem to be finding a place in the working world as well. Artists, healthcare professionals, retailers, designers, marketing pros and even warehouse managers are all bringing…

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How do I Format Temp Work on My Resume?

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For one long chapter of your working life –maybe the most recent chapter—you held a series of short term positions that were assigned to you by temporary employment agency. Now you’re looking for a one full-time position with a single employer, a professional role that you’ll hold indefinitely. So as you draft your resume, how…

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Top Tech Skills that Can Get You Hired In 2014

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According to most recent survey data, both formal and informal, CIOs expect to increase the rate of hiring for IT pros by about 16 percent in the year ahead. But how does this translate into useful information for recruiters, individual hiring managers, and IT job seekers? In other words, what kinds of programming skills will…

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How to Format Temp Work on Your Resume

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Typically, when professional employees move from one job or one workplace to another, each job or employer represents a distinct chapter in that person’s working life. So it isn’t difficult to format each of these positions in the “work history” section of a formal resume; most candidates simply create a subheading for each job and…

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How to Improve your Skills as an Engineer

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Every professional employee in every industry can benefit from an appreciation for lifelong learning. But in the engineering field, staying on top of scientific and marketplace changes can be critical to career survival, not to mention personal and intellectual growth. It’s said that there are three types of engineers: 1.) Natural engineers, who gained most…

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How to Work with a Financial Recruiter

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Working with any recruiter can provide a powerful boost to your staffing strategy, since recruiters can apply their focused expertise to your open positions while allowing you to turn your attention back to the task of running your business. Recruiters with focused experience and vast social networks within specific industries can add even greater value…

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Top Tech Certifications to Advance Your Career

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Most tech professionals and hiring managers agree that adding certifications to a resume can help any candidate land a coveted position in IT. And if you’re looking for ways to advance your tech career beyond the entry level, you can start with a list of certifications that demonstrate that you’re a lifelong learner and you’re…

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Why IT Job Seekers Should Be Optimistic

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While some areas of the job market are still struggling to recover after the recent economic downturn, job seekers looking for positions in the IT sector have plenty of reasons to feel positive about their prospects. Why all the optimism? The answer lies in several trends related to a growing hunger for personal communication technology…

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