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Writing a cover letter

Now that your CV is in great shape (and if it isn’t read our blog post about tailoring your CV to an accounting role), you need to be ready to draft a cover letter for each position you apply for. A cover letter gives you the opportunity to highlight to the employer why you’re a …

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How to professionally resign from your job

This week’s blog post is about something that is uncomfortable and awkward – which is why we’re addressing it! We’re talking about resigning – leaving your current job for another opportunity. Every employer and manager knows that their staff will not stay with them forever. They understand that new opportunities arise and that eventually even …

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Your first week of work

You aced your interview and got your dream job! But now, you’re nervous – you need to get ready for this new role! What are some of the most important things to do on your first week on the job? In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few things to keep in mind as you …

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Interview Dos and Don’ts

In a past post, we covered how to prepare for an interview. Preparation is an important step, but only one step in the process. Once you have adequately prepared for an interview, you need to ace the actual interview! In this post, we will cover some of the Dos and Don’ts of how to conduct …

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Preparing for your accounting interview

You’ve got the call you we’ve been waiting for! You have been selected for an interview! At first, you’re happy and excited, but quickly those emotions turn into nervousness and anxiety. You want to do your very best at the interview and get the job you’ve been dreaming of. What can you do to make …

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What is the Statement of Cash Flows?

There’s a common saying I always use when I’m trying to figure out an accounting issue – Cash is king! Generally, this saying means that cash is the most valuable asset in a company. From an accounting perspective, I usually mirror that thinking with the rationale that we need to fully understand our cash movements …

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Naming your CV

We’ve reviewed thousands of CVs over the past few years! We’ve seen CVs in applications for our training programs, for positions we’ve hired for internally at Haystack and more recently, for positions that we have assisted our clients hire for. After looking at thousands of CVs, we want to draw your attention to an issue …

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Tailoring your CV for an accounting role

In today’s post we’ll talk about how to tailor your CV for an accounting role. If you’re already an African Accounting Academy graduate, you’ll have taken our lesson on how to draft a professional CV. If you’re a current student, you’ll soon get to that lesson! So, how should you tailor your CV when you …

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Job searching tips

Searching for a job is exhausting. It takes constant time and effort. How can you make sure the time and effort you expend is effective? Be organized Keep a list of the positions you’ve applied for, including details like: title, company, and the date applied. This will ensure you don’t apply for the same position …

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Preparing for a technical accounting assessment

You identify a job you’re interested in. You review the job description and you think you’re the perfect fit. You prepare a cover letter and update your CV and apply for the position. You get a call back from the recruiter or company and they ask you to come in for an interview. You ace …

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