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 […]

When is the best time to leave public accounting?

When is the best time to leave public accounting? The most common question I hear from individuals in public accounting is, “When is the best time to leave?” There are a variety of opinions out there. Some will tell you 2 years, or wait till you make Senior, or wait till you make manager, and […]

3 things to do right now if you are hiring!

Do you need help hiring talent for your accounting and finance department? You’re not alone. And we predict this continuing for the rest of this year. Here are 3 things you could be doing right now to get the candidates you want on board. 1. Be aggressive. Go out and get the candidates that you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]