How to Stay Positive During a Job Search

A layoff is never fun. No matter how many people were laid off, it is easy to take the layoff personally, instead of being objective about it.   Add to that the fact that a job search can be a soul-crushing affair. You submit your resume, wait for a response, and either hear nothing back […]

Interview Tips: Tired of being nervous in interviews? Try these 3 tips!

Do you get really nervous before an interview? You are not alone. Chances are you have a lot to offer, you may just not be good at selling yourself. Which makes sense, you chose a career in accounting, not marketing or sales. 3 Tips Here are 3 quick tips for you as you prepare for […]

State of the Greater Phoenix Accounting & Finance Job Market Report for October 2022

Hi. I’m Bernadette. Welcome to the State of the Job Market Report for October 2022 for the Greater Phoenix area, focusing on accounting and finance jobs. In this report, you will find out exactly what’s going on for hiring and salaries here in the Greater Phoenix area for accounting and finance positions. Layoffs? I’ve been […]

How to Ask for a Raise

Hi, I’m Bernadette Today we are going to talk about asking for a raise. It’s an uncomfortable question and I see you cringing right now. No one wants to ask for a raise. I hear this all time. You would rather find another job and quit rather than ask for a raise. Or if you […]

2022 Controller & CFO Annual Survey

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Is there an Accounting & Finance “Great Resignation” in Phoenix?

Hi, I’m Bernadette. Today, I wanted to talk to you a little bit about “The Great Resignation” and if it’s happening in Phoenix within the local Accounting and Finance market. It’s interesting because although Phoenix is one of the top five U.S. cities across the country, we are still sometimes a little bit backwards. Even […]

Throw out your SMART Goals! How to Set Goals in 4 Easy Steps!

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January 1st, 2021. The perfect time to set goals. It symbolizes a new beginning…a fresh start…a time to start over. The perfect time to set goals.   Although prior studies about goal setting leading to success seem to be Urban Legends, I still believe that having a goal and striving for it will make you […]

How to Hire Top Talent – Fluff vs. Substance

I’m Bernadette, today I am going to help you hire that right candidate by sifting through all the fluff and getting down to the substance of the candidate. How to Identify Top Talent: This is sometimes really hard to do when you’re a hiring manager and you meet a candidate that you instantly bond with […]

Ask Bernadette: How to answer the interview questions everyone asks!

Job Seeker Question: How do you answer the questions, “Why should we hire you?” and “Why do you want to work here?” These are both great questions and I’m sure they are asked in 90% of interviews today “Why should we hire you?” This answer will depend on the position you are interviewing for. If […]

The Top 5 Interview Questions to Ask to Determine Resilience!

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Why Is Having a Resilient Workforce Important? As we move into the future, things are evolving and changing like no other time. We have automation, AI and other advancements that have made even the most stable and mature companies experience change. Just look at what happened to Kodak, Nokia and Yahoo.   This pace of […]