Michael Sterling
3 Time-Savers You Should Do More of Starting Today

  We’re a little more than a week into the new year. Last year flew by. This year will too. Short of making time stand still, I’m working to squeeze more time from each day, month and year. What about you? Are there 3 time-savers you should do more of starting today?   I’ve identified three […]


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
Say What?! How to Answer Interview Questions

  As a young professional, on the job hunt, I remember being warned about interviewers asking odd, psychoanalytic questions like -“If you were a color, what color would you be?”   I spent a great deal of time practicing how to answer interview questions. However, I was so preoccupied by composing a rational answer to “What type […]


Michael Sterling
One More Thing…. (Ways to Get Your Job Application Noticed)

  I’ll just say it. I don’t wait well. Do you? I admit that I push the elevator button more than once. I watch the clock in the doctor’s waiting room. Even the Express Lane at the grocery store isn’t fast enough. I usually head for the self check-out (unless there’s a line!).   Waiting […]


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 […]


Michael Sterling
The Surprising Reason You’re Squashing Your Potential

  You may know the adage – “What Consumes Your Mind Controls Your Life.” For many, life is consumed by work, family, and ‘life’s chores’ – the house maintenance, car maintenance, and even our personal maintenance. Much of our day-to-day life is made up of mindless activities. Sure they are necessary, but are they squashing […]


Michael Sterling
A Job Hunter’s To-Don’t List for Today & Beyond

This Isn’t Your Father’s Job Search   Today’s job hunt is complex. It takes a strategic plan designed for the nuances of our fast-paced, electronic lifestyle. Most likely you have an action plan and a to-do list. Excellent! But have you thought about what you shouldn’t do?  In short –  a Job Hunter’s To-Don’t List. […]


Michael Sterling
4 Types of Interview Questions You Need to Crush

  Interviews are not meant to be fun but, when done right, the experience can be positive and rewarding. Great interviews don’t just happen – you can’t wing it. It takes strategy. You need to crush the interview to win the job. That means mastering the four types of interview questions.   Four Classic Categories: […]