I can’t remember a time when I’ve seen so many colleagues leaving the firm. Some people are jumping because of a unique opportunity not available within the firm. Others quit go to a competitor (ouch!). I remember when I made a change to a competitor and there were a whole lot of questions about the why. Part of me just needed a change but I also knew that the firm’s timing wasn’t going to work for me, so I acted accordingly. [Read more…]
Do you believe an average student can become a good accountant?
That was all the message I received this morning said. No context, no nothing. I ignored it at first and then considered writing an equally short response of “it depends,” but thought there are probably other people questioning if they can go from “average” student to rockstar accountant. [Read more…]
You ever apply for a management consulting position you KNOW is perfect for you but never got a call back?
You send a follow-up email to the recruiter or hiring manager only to be met with silence?
You made sure your resume was FILLED with accomplishments since you entered the working world. In fact, you have so many wonderful things you’ve done, you can’t even fit them on one page. How could nobody call you back for this position?
Without even seeing what you submitted, I can give you a some direction on where you may need to change your approach to improve your odds on the next application.
At least a couple of times a week, I get a message from someone on LinkedIn or someone who read a post on my blog looking for advice on going into accounting. Sometimes the questions focus on education path, and sometimes they focus on the job or career you can have once you obtain the CPA designation. I’ve gotten enough questions and had enough conversations now to notice some themes I think are worth while to address in long form. [Read more…]
|This actually happened…|
A couple of weeks ago, a guy walks into the office wearing a v-neck sweater with nothing under it but a t-shirt. Said guy’s manager advises him to hit the mall to buy some collared shirts to go under those v-necks. After all, perception is everything in this business.
It would appear that said guy, a manager at a consulting firm, chose to go with this feaux collar instead of taking the time to wear a shirt under his sweaters. One could look at this in one of two ways:
- Genius innovation for speed and comfort
- An odd manifestation of immaturity in the workplace
Which one do you think it is? Let me know in the comments.