How to Effectively “Manage Up”

How to Effectively “Manage Up”

Whether you are first starting a job or are experienced, one thing managers repeatedly ask for is an employee who “takes initiative.” However, definitive initiative may mean different things to different managers. One aspect of taking initiative to managers is an employee who “manages up.” What exactly is managing up, and how can you successfully […]
Career Paths for Accountants: Working at a Big Four Firm

Career Paths for Accountants: Working at a Big Four Firm

  The “Big Four” accounting firm include Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). They are a group of global public accounting firms with large-scale client base. Some facts: The largest firm by revenues is PwC with $35.4 billion in 2015. Deloitte is close behind with $35.2 billion. In terms of employees, Deloitte is the […]
How to Prevent Employee Burnout

How to Prevent Employee Burnout

  It can happen to employees at all levels of an organization: An employee who used to be an engaged and active contributor, then seems to have lost motivation and interest in their work. Piled up stress, deadlines, and pressure leads to what is referred to as “burnout.” Burnout can have a major effect on […]
Top Three Personality Tests For Hiring Decisions

Top Three Personality Tests For Hiring Decisions

  Some companies prefer to use personality tests as a way to measure compatibility with a company or position. If you are a hiring manager, here are some of the top three options available and most used for hiring decisions: Caliper Profile The Caliper Profile measures personality traits as related to key skills and characteristics […]
Toughest Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Toughest Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

  When interviewing for a job, there are some key questions that trip up many interviewees. If you can master some of the more difficult interview questions, you will feel more confident going into the interview. Here are some of the hardest questions interviewees say they have encountered: What is your greatest weakness? This question […]