Become The “Go-To” Person In Your Office With These 6 Tips!

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Developing a reputation as the “go-to” person in your office comes with a lot of benefits. It can also mean a lot of extra work, but the added assignments represent an investment in your career development. The “go-to” status means you have a high profile among your colleagues. It can mean additional respect. It also… Read more »

Are Passive Candidates The Key To Recruiting in 2019?

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A tight labor market and the further expansion of the gig economy promise to define much of 2019’s labor relations. Beyond the direct impact they will have on things like team management and employee retention, these aspects also contribute to the increasing importance of passive recruiting. The traditional mode of recruitment, dominated by sporadic, quick-turnaround… Read more »

The Top Skills Every Tax Accountant Needs

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Of course, a tax accountant needs to have a deep, up-to-date understanding of the tax code. But you need more than this basic knowledge to become a great tax accountant. Tax chops are key, but not enough. Building a long-term career involves combining a number of disparate skill sets. These additional attributes require cultivation. You… Read more »

How Do Your 2019 Accounting & Finance Salaries Compare?

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Fierce competition dominates the labor market for financial positions. That’s always true. But before you get visions of a Hunger Games-style death match waiting for you at the next job fair, take heart. According to a report prepared by the industry experts at Robert Half, the increased competition is now between employers, not those looking… Read more »

A Year in Review: PrideStaff Bend’s Top Pieces of Job Search Advice

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The end of the year represents a time of optimism and a time of reflection. Optimism for the year ahead (hey, at least 2019 isn’t an election year). And reflection to the year gone by (bright spots: Avengers: Infinity Wars; the Olympics…dark spots: well, no need to bring up those). In looking back, it’s important… Read more »

It’s Not A Bad Thing To Talk To Your Biotech Boss…

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It can be a strange and awkward relationship. You see each other every day. You know almost everything about each other’s hobbies and personality quirks, but you’re not really friends. Sometimes your adversaries and you almost never have a meaningful two-way dialogue. It can be even harder in an industry like biotech. It’s a highly… Read more »

4 Red Flags That You Might Not Actually Want The Job You Applied For

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When you’re out of work, any opportunity can seem enticing. You’re constantly throwing out resumes and taking every interview you can. Any sign of interest is welcome. But not all opportunities are created equal. Some positions are life-changing roads to a better career. Others are just a path of frustration and wasted time. The earlier… Read more »

Do’s and Don’ts Of Your Finance Job Search

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By now, you’ve probably read about 1,000 articles meant to maximize your job search prospects. You might think there are no more hacks to keep in mind. But there are points aimed at finance positions that require more emphasis. The world of finance comes with its own unique combination of rules. It’s more formal than… Read more »

4 Simple Tactics to Make Sure Your Candidate is a Good Fit

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You spend a lot of time and money on recruitment. So why does it seem like such a hit-or-miss proposition? After weeks of sifting through resumes, conducting interviews and gathering opinions from various departments, you still end up with someone ill-suited to your corporate goals. Now, you have a tough decision: Settle for a less-than-perfect… Read more »

Make Sure You Answer These Four Questions Before Negotiating Your Salary

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Getting ready for a salary negotiation can be nerve-wracking. Unless you’ve got the Wolf of Wall Streetgene, which will allow you to walk instantly into any situation ready to sell, the whole concept of negotiation might strike you as completely foreign. Our whole lives, we’re taught to stay humble, don’t talk about money and avoid… Read more »