Career Development

negotiate a raise

How To Negotiate A Raise [An Evidence-Based Approach]

  Negotiating a raise can be a tricky, nerve-wracking process. Maybe you’re expecting your annual review, but you’re struggling to find the confidence to ask for an increase in your compensation. Or, you’ve started to reflect on your achievements from the past 12 months and evaluate where you are in your career. You’ve taken on […]

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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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Successful job candidates

6 Things I’ve Learned About Top Job Candidates as a Startup Recruiter

  It wasn’t long after I started my career in public accounting that I realized it wasn’t for me. I have always enjoyed working directly with people, and I quickly realized I would need a more interactive role to be successful long-term. When BVOH Finance & Accounting Search reached out to me regarding a position, everything […]

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How Much Time Can You Take Off Without Derailing Your Career?

  When you’re deeply committed to your career, the decision to take time off or explore unconventional opportunities isn’t one you take lightly. You’ve worked hard to progress toward your professional goals, and the higher you rise, the more you have to lose if you make an ill-informed decision. Yet that’s the situation many people […]

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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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A Conversation with Facebook Controller Matt Banks

  Keeping Pace with Facebook’s Tremendous Growth, the Importance of Maintaining Your Network, & the Biggest Challenge Facing the Next Generation of Accountants   Matt Banks and I have known each other since we were in the same start class at Ernst & Young. I have a memory from the first week of training when […]

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