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
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
When You’re the Underdog for a Job – Do These Five Things

Job hunting can be daunting enough, but when you’re not the strongest candidate – and you know it – it can be down right terrifying.   There can be many reasons for being the Underdog. You may be early in your career with limited experience, or on the other end of the career spectrum and […]


Michael Sterling
How to Co-Lead an Interview: Three Types of Questions You Must Ask!

  Fun Fact: An interview is less about you and more about the questions you ask the interviewer!   WHAT???   Think about it. If your resume has done its job (see: “Your Resume Has ONE Job: Do it Right!“), the interviewer has an excellent snapshot of your experience. The interview is your opportunity to […]


Michael Sterling
Culture Clash? Find a Better Match.

  How to Find an Accounting Firm with Values that Match Your Own!   Finding a firm that matches your core values means you must first take time for introspection. This requires that you are brutally honest with yourself. What’s important?  What’s not?   Only once you’ve clearly defined your core values, will you be successful […]


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 […]

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