Michael Sterling
Your Resume Has ONE Job! Do It Right.

  Surprisingly Simple Steps To A Killer Accountant Resume   Call it a resume.  Call it a CV.  It’s a sales tool.   It’s job: to help you get in front of the hiring partner. Period!   Make it clean and concise. A resume is an ad, not a user’s guide.   The hard truth […]


Michael Sterling
Flashback: 10 Things Accountants Didn’t Have to Deal with 10 Years Ago

  Think about it. It wasn’t long ago that Slack, Facebook Live and Snapchat didn’t exist. Today, they’re go-to communication tools. The world is changing at a lightning pace.   I came across an article by Hitendra Patil of Pransform, Inc. which lists 10 things that Accountants must deal with today that weren’t a concern […]


Michael Sterling
TMI Will Sink Your Job Search: 4 Key Resume Don’ts

  TMI: Too Much Information!  The curse of overkill.    Thanks to Facebook and other social media, sharing our lives is the norm. However, there’s sharing and then there’s over-sharing. Never over-share during a job search.   Don’t Get Voted Off the Island   First, let’s talk resumes. There’s a lot written about what to include […]


Michael Sterling
How to Batch Your Way to Better Organization

  Have you heard of Batching?  It rhythms with matching – and that’s basically the beauty of Batching!   I just recently embraced Batching on a daily basis.  Oh sure, in essence, I’ve been working to batch daily tasks for years.  Now, I do it deliberately.   Let me explain.  Batching is grouping like items […]


Michael Sterling
The Job Hunter’s Guide to Communication: Dos & Don’ts

  Phone. Email. Text. Social Media. The menu of communication choices today is vast. Using the wrong communication can and will get you ousted from a job opportunity. How do you choose the right channel for each stage of a job search? Follow simple communication protocol.   The Job Hunter’s Guide to Communication   First […]


Michael Sterling
Six Soft Skills Every Public Accountant Needs

  The Hard Facts about Soft Skills   In today’s workplace, your soft skills are as important, maybe more important, than your technical skills.   What are soft skills? They’re a cluster of personal qualities that make a person a good employee and co-worker. Solid soft skills are in demand.   Technical skills are often […]


Michael Sterling
Hate Your Job? You’re Not Alone!

  Why You’re Bored at Work   This is the fourth and final article on boredom and how it can turn previously productive professionals into zombies. For links to my first three articles in this series, see below.   In my last two posts, I outlined five of the six reasons why previously motivated professionals […]


Michael Sterling
Are You Bored – Or Boring?

  The Brain Science Behind Boredom   In my last article, “Are You Bored? Two Reasons Why…”, I detailed the first two, of six, reasons why your professional drive may be in low gear.   3 More Reasons People Are Bored at Work:    Part of the reason two-thirds of people aren’t enthusiastically engaged in […]


Michael Sterling
Are You Bored? Two Reasons Why…

  Can’t Get Your Mojo in Motion   It’s no wonder so many people count themselves among the zombies (see my last article: “The Walking Dead: How Changing Jobs Can Revive Your Career.”) who show up for work each day. When two-thirds of people report feeling tired or bored at work, it’s time to ask […]


Michael Sterling
The Walking Dead: How Changing Jobs Can Revive Your Career

  Beware: There are zombies in the workplace. Are you one of them?   If you’re a ‘Dead Head’, simply roaming through your daily work, you need to revitalize.  Often a job change is the best way to resurrect yourself and your career.   We all know changing jobs is stressful. As traumatic as leaving […]