Amy Kaufman

When to ask about salary

When to Ask About Salary During the Interview Process

  There’s no denying salary is one of the most important topics you’ll discuss during your interview process. But timing is everything, and you’ll want to broach the subject tactfully with any prospective employer. My rule of thumb for candidates on when to ask about salary? Discuss compensation questions early and often, especially with your […]

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Why recruiters have a bad reputation

Why Do Recruiters Have a Bad Reputation?

  Let’s be honest – every industry has its bad apples, and recruiting is no different. Most recruiters are ethical and hard-working, but the stories of those who aren’t tend to dominate people’s impressions. That’s understandable. When you work with a recruiter, you’re trusting them with your job search. And if someone falls short of […]

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Improve Work Life Balance

How to Invest in Yourself to Improve Work-Life Balance

  ​Every Friday, I work from home and make a point of doing something for myself. Without my morning commute, I have extra time in the day to take a morning yoga class, go for a run, or grab lunch with a friend. These activities may seem small, but they’re important investments in my well-being […]

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returning from maternity leave

5 Tips for Mothers Returning to Work From Maternity Leave

​ Returning to work from maternity leave is exciting and bittersweet, no matter how many times you do it. I know because I just returned from maternity leave for the third time. When you take maternity leave with your first child, you’re making things up as you go along. No matter how well you prepare, […]

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hiring-managers-guide-to-hiring-timeline

A Hiring Manager’s Guide to the Optimal Hiring Timeline

  If you speak with any active job candidate, they’ll tell you the hiring process is a drain. They don’t mind sitting for interviews, demonstrating their skills, or sharing their work. It’s the waiting that causes them grief. Often, it’s also the waiting that motivates them to pursue other opportunities. As a hiring manager, you […]

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how to switch from accounting to finance

How Do I Make the Switch From Accounting to Finance?

  Accounting is a great profession, but it’s not for everyone. BVOH Finance & Accounting Search often hears from candidates who are burned out from public accounting and want to transition to finance. I understand where they’re coming from because I made the switch myself. I worked in public accounting for two years at the […]

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writing your resume tips

Writing Your Résumé? Here’s What to Cut and What to Keep

  You only get one chance to make a first impression, and that’s as true for résumés as it is for in-person meetings. When candidates submit their résumés to BVOH Finance & Accounting Search, we know within minutes whether we can help them. A well-organized, polished résumé distinguishes you from other candidates when reaching out […]

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