Michael Sterling
BEST INVESTMENT FOR THE BIGGEST PAYOFF

  There’s a lot of talk about Wall Street lately. Big drops have investors worried. Regardless of whether it’s a Bull or Bear Market, there’s one investment everyone should make. It’s fool-proof. In fact, it’s clearly the best investment for the biggest payoff.   Investing in ourselves is by far the smartest thing each of […]


Michael Sterling
The 12 Rules for Resumes

  Resumes seem to fall into two categories: a rival to War & Peace or something which could be etched onto a thimble with little to any detail. The trick is to balance information and length. You want your resume to be easily scanned by the eye, as well as to sell your skills and […]


Michael Sterling
Simple Steps to Making Career Strides in 2018

  The start of a new year always reminds me of the saying, “Wherever you go, there you are.” We all talk about a fresh start for the new year. In reality, we carry our baggage with us. What has really changed? Nothing, unless we choose to make changes.   If your goal is to […]


Michael Sterling
Mid-Year Checklist – Are Your Goals on Track?

  If you’re a fan of the TV show “Friends,” then you’ll understand when I say – “How you doin’?” It’s a question all professionals should ask themselves throughout the year. With just over half of 2017 gone – are your goals on track?   July is a great time to get a pulse-check on […]


Michael Sterling
Are you a Click-Addict? Don’t Hit ‘Send’ Because You Can.

  On-line job applications are a blessing and a curse. Who doesn’t love the immediacy and ease of sending a resume with the click of a button?  However, use a strategic plan – and some common sense in your search. Don’t hit ‘send’ because you can. Think before you click.   I happened upon a […]


Michael Sterling
11 Funny Accountant Valentine’s Pick-Up Lines

Some Favorite Valentine Humor. Happy Valentine’s Day!   11 Funny Accountant Valentine’s Pick-Up Lines    Might I say, you have a lovely pair of W-2s. Let’s fill out a 10-40. You’re a 10 and I’m a 40. I’m an Accountant – I can do it without losing my balance. Your hot assets are making me […]


Michael Sterling
7 Traits of Highly Successful Public Accountants

  Every individual has potential. Their own set of skills and abilities. However, not every person reaches their potential. Truly successful people do things a little differently. It’s what sets them apart from the pack.   I work exclusively with public accountants – as a coach and recruiter. Over the years, I’ve seen that the […]


Michael Sterling
Move Your Career Forward in 2017: A Step-by-Step Guide

  The start of a new year always reminds me of the saying, “Wherever you go, there you are.” We all talk about a fresh start for the new year. In reality, we carry our baggage with us. What has really changed? Nothing, unless we choose to make changes.   As New Year Resolutions go, […]


Michael Sterling
Are You a Modern-Day Macbeth? 6 Questions to Assess Your Ambition

  Most of us read Macbeth in high school. Macbeth’s ambition and corruption of power led to his tragic end. Macbeth, while fictional, serves as a cautionary lesson in human nature. Yet, we find real-life Macbeths among us. Are you a modern-day Macbeth? You may want to assess your ambition level.   Healthy vs. Unhealthy […]


Michael Sterling
9 Must-Haves for the Public Accountant Job Search

  Fun fact: it’s peak hiring season for public accounting. Whether you’re on the hunt or thinking of making a move in the future, every successful job quest requires planning. Planning requires research, which requires time. To make it easy, here’s a roundup of our essential resources for a public accountant job search.   9 […]

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