Michael Sterling
5 Ways to Get Your Job Offer Accepted

  The job market is tight – really tight! Job seekers are getting multiple offers and great candidates are being snapped up fast! How do you increase your chances in getting top talent on your team? Well, I recommend these 5 ways to get your job offer accepted.   Focus on the little details. Business today […]


Michael Sterling
How Does Your Benefits Package Stack Up?

  There are two things job seekers consistently ask about – salary and benefits. More than half of U.S. workers say benefits are a top consideration in accepting a job or staying at their current job. How does your benefits package stack up?   For many, benefits are of greater value than salary. In fact, […]


Michael Sterling
Job Seekers: What Will Your Background Check Reveal?

  If you’re in the market for a new job, especially one which handles money or sensitive information, you can expect a background check. What will your background check reveal?   Security threats are very real today and so is the liability for businesses. Whether you’re dealing with sensitive electronic data or not, there’s a […]


Michael Sterling
How Long is Too Long to Respond to a Job Offer?

  When I am asked how long is too long to respond to a job offer, my answer is short – 72 hours.   Three days is a reasonable time to request from a potential employer to consider a job offer and respond with a decision. This time frame provides adequate opportunity to gather your […]


Michael Sterling
Exit Strategy: How to Resign the Right Way

  If you’re in Public Accounting, you may be caught up in the flurry of the post busy season job search. In my last article,13 Hidden Ways to Fail an Interview, I outlined the most common ways candidates bomb an interview without knowing it. Now, let’s say that, instead of an interview being a flop, […]


Michael Sterling
What Does A Job Really Pay? This Worksheet Uncovers the Truth

  Should you stay or should you go? Let’s face it, compensation is a key factor in weighing a job offer. But what does a job really pay?   When considering relocating for a new job, few people take the time to really understand their economic choices, mostly because there are so many hidden factors, such […]


Michael Sterling
5 Ways to Build a Bridge for Top Talent: A Guide for CPAs

  I see it all the time. A firm extends a job offer to a highly qualified candidate only to have the offer rejected. The partners are shocked. Moreover, they’re faced with the daunting task of continuing the search for another ideal candidate.   What happened? The Fear Factor. Moving up the career ladder often […]

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