How Can you Make an Interview More Conversational?

How Can you Make an Interview More Conversational? Job Seeker Question: “How can you make to make an interview more conversational in nature?” My answer is you might not always be able to. You need to let the Hiring Manager lead the interview. If they are having a conversation with you. Great. This is the […]

Criticism vs. Feedback

Giving Feedback

Have you ever been called into your manager’s office without knowing why? Do you get an uneasy feeling in your stomach when this happens? More than likely you think “Uh Oh…what have I done wrong?” We’ve all been there. We don’t know if it is going to be good news or bad. Are you going […]

Ask Bernadette: What Job Boards do you Recommend for Job Searches?

Job Seeker Question: “I have tried some of the big ones and I get more spam and job offers not remotely related to what I do. What ones do recruiters like yourself use?” We still like the larger job boards: Indeed, Zip Recruiter, Glassdoor and Linkedin. There are two ways to use a job board: […]

The Little Engine vs. Bob the Builder

Picture of Bob the Builder

Children’s cartoons may seem irrelevant to Accounting & Finance staff, but there is a lot we can learn from a few of them.  Teamwork, positivity, humility, and determination are all traits that appear as common themes in our children’s favorite shows.  They are also traits that a leader needs to have so their team can […]