Interview Advice

Five things to do before every finance interview

Five things to do before every finance interview Interviews can be intimidating, but selling your skills within the financial sector is an entirely different challenge. Whether you’re trying to break into the Big Four, impress in a fast-paced City firm or make a difference in the public sector, hiring practices for entry-level, part-qualified and newly-qualified […]

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What do accountancy employers look for?

Finding your first accountancy job can be daunting. Even if you’ve had similar roles before, it can be hard to know exactly what employers want. In her next webinar on the 13th April, AAT qualified senior accounting tutor Patricia Barlow will be offering advice on impressing prospective employers, addressing how to maximise your skills, qualifications […]

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Everything you need to know about numerical reasoning tests

If you’re applying for positions in finance and accounting, then at some point you’re going to be faced with psychometric tests. Numerical Reasoning Tests Numerical reasoning tests examine your ability to work with numbers and to analyse data. The term “numerical reasoning” is broad, but generally refers to tests which look to assess more than […]

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Top tips to kick start your career

Top tips to kick start your career    Recently graduated or qualified and are now actively job seeking? These key career tips from Corinne Mills, MD of Personal Career Management will help you succeed in your job search. Perfect your CV Your CV should be well polished, simply formatted and show off the skills you […]

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Why asking questions is key in a Senior Finance Interview

By Lauren Druce Lauren is Associate Partner at Cedar, a  specialist financial recruitment consultancy focused on sourcing senior financial talent across commercial organisations.      When candidates prepare for an interview, they typically focus on how best to talk through their CV, answer questions and present their experience in line with a job brief. All too often they overlook […]

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Acing competency based interviews

That dread when you hear that the next stage of interview is going to be a ‘competency based interview’ is familiar to most of us; what if my mind goes blank, what if I don’t have any good examples, what if I have to make something up? Competency based interviewing (CBI) has replaced the old […]

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