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Five Qualitites of Successful Young Leaders

The best way to become an effective leader is to disregard it as a goal and instead focus on a learning journey that combines formal experiences in a workplace with selective experiences of your own making. Here five priorities for young people interested in becoming effective leaders: 1. Pursue your passions Sound cliché? Well, I […]

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It’s All in the Handshake

Hand shakes matter. They are an important part of our business (and personal) life. Getting it wrong can create awkward moments and distract from making a good first impression.     I am sure you have all been there when we meet someone new and as part of the initial introduction we shake their hands […]

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3 Questions for that Dream Job

Getting an interview for that dream job is a perfect chance to sell yourself and you need to make sure that you get everything right. Preparation is vital and it goes without saying that you should turn up for the interview knowing everything there is to know about your prospective employers and the role that […]

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Why Financial Services?

“A few months ago…I was speaking to the investors, and business leaders, of tomorrow. I sat on a panel with financial services industry peers and said my piece. And then it was time for the audience Q&A. A young man stood and asked his question. “Why would I ever want to work in financial services?” […]

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Six Second Resume Test

In a time when recruiters and hiring managers are getting inundated with applicants for job postings, one technique they quickly learn to master is the art of “skimming” resumes. They just don’t have time to read each resume word-for-word. Instead, they glance at it quickly and look for key info. If they don’t see what […]

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Two Page Resumes?

Two page or not two page, that is the question. You’ve been there. You’re up late one night trolling job boards and in between travel ads the perfect job opportunity appears. You hear the heavenly hosts cheering you on and rush to update your resume. But before you add your latest and greatest skills and […]

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Resumes… We all have one.

Oh Resumes… We all have one. And they are accompanied by all sorts of questions. •One page or two? •Objective statement or not? •Font size 11 or 12? •Education at the top or the bottom? •Include dates or not? •Change it to fit each job posting?   And yet, none of the answers to these […]

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Before the Interview, Do Your Homework!

Here is a little Q& A cheat sheet to make sure you rock your next interview. Q. You’ve just graduated from college and are entering a tough job market. What kind of interview preparation will help you stand out?   A. Research the company and the industry, says Adrien Fraise, founder of Modern Guild, which […]

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Mentoring “Millennials” as Interns or New Hires

What are some traits of Millennials that might surface as your organization brings them on board as interns or new hires? Millennials tend to prefer high-touch relationships, have high exploratory drives, and are accustomed to being assessed as individuals. With this in mind, here are several tips for mentoring this generation of college students and […]

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All Four Generations in the Workforce

The latest numbers show an unemployment rate of 7.6 percent, but that figure doesn’t tell the whole story about job opportunities. For college graduates, the unemployment rate has been dropping steadily over the past few years and now stands at 3.8 percent. Accounting and finance professionals are also seeing a healthier job market with an […]

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