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It takes a lot to get ahead in the finance and accounting world. Intelligence, creativity, leadership, networking skills, and luck. But sometimes mastering the basic skills can have the biggest impact. That’s why it’s important to get the most out of foundational tools like Excel. Any job you get in finance or accounting will require… Read more »

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You’ve found the perfect engineering job. One problem: it’s located in Bend, OR. You’ll have to move to take advantage of the opportunity. How do you know what’s reasonable to ask for in a relocation package? As the COVID restrictions lift, these questions will become more relevant. During the pandemic, the rise of the work-from-home… Read more »

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What an amazing five years it’s been – and we’re just getting started! We want to celebrate with you as we commemorate our 5-year anniversary! After a challenging and rewarding year, we are launching our birthday celebration with “Throwback Thursdays” over the next several weeks by looking back on some local and national highlights. Our… Read more »

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Your long recruitment process is finally over: you’ve found the perfect candidate. You send an offer, but you get a disappointing reply. They want more money. Not just more – too much. Much more than you’d ever considered for that position. Now what? In the abstract, of course, it’s easy to suggest the obvious. You… Read more »

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The labor market in Central Oregon remains tight and finding qualified employees continues to be one of the primary barriers for business growth in our market.  Hoping the right candidate will apply to your job or walk through your doors is not a strategy.  The labor market is only going to get tighter for the… Read more »

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High turnover represents an unnecessary cost. With the right retention policies, you can keep your best talent in place. You’ll save money and get more out of your limited resources. But how can you make that happen? Keeping your employees happy requires foresight and a holistic approach. These investments pay off in the long run,… Read more »

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LinkedIn represents a critical part of any career development process. However, has the social media behemoth become central enough to replace traditional job-hunting tools? Specifically, can you use LinkedIn as your resume? The platform certainly has a wide enough reach. It boasts more than 750 million members. Meanwhile, LinkedIn’s users offer more than 10 million… Read more »

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Any hiring process looks to gather as much information as possible. However, you need to strike a balance. Scheduling seemingly endless rounds of interviews can ultimately hurt your cause. For this reason, you have to understand how many rounds are too many. Typically, three rounds of interviews represent the upper limit at more organizations. Beyond… Read more »

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It may seem like a pointless formality. After an interview, you send a follow-up email, thanking the company representatives for taking the time. Does it actually matter? Yes, as it turns out, that small bit of courtesy can really pay off. One survey suggested that more than two thirds (68%) of hiring managers take the… Read more »

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Productivity equals profit. The more effectively you deploy resources, the better your margins become. That added efficiency eventually falls to the bottom line. It may seem like you have reached the limit of your employee output. But that could be an illusion. Most teams have a long way to go. For instance, one study showed… Read more »