Career Path Planning

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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Email etiquette tips

9 Email Etiquette Tips to Make a Positive First Impression

  Communication skills are everything when you’re looking for a job, especially in this day and age. So much of the recruiting and hiring process happens via email, and good etiquette can differentiate you from other competitive candidates. When email is your primary mode of communication, the other person can’t hear the inflection or enthusiasm […]

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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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Is Finding A Career You’re Passionate About Overrated?

​ Some people are passionate about their work from day one. Perhaps they felt a calling to a particular field and never wavered from it. Others stumble into a job and happily discover that it’s a perfect fit for their personalities and talents. Then there are those like me. When I started working in accounting, […]

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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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Does AI Mean the End of Accounting Careers?

  ​Artificial intelligence has finally leapt from the pages of science fiction novels into the real world. Every day, we learn of new uses for machine learning and natural language processing, and it seems we’re on the path to a techno-centric future. But there’s also a downside. To hear some experts tell it, human workers are […]

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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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