• Four steps to a confident interview

    Following these four steps will help you develop well-thought-out questions to ask during the interview and demonstrate that you are engaged during the process.
  • Rock the resume: Look good before they see you

    Thanks to technology, applying for jobs is easier today than it was years ago. But for a hiring manager, this often translates into more resumes to review and less time to spend reading each one. As a young professional, you are competing with peers who also have limited experience. By making your resume as interesting, readable, visually appealing, and error-free as possible, you can stand out from the crowd.
  • Six tips for a better resume

    Sending a resume to a hiring manager is a lot like pitching a Hollywood screenplay. You’ve got a few seconds to tell your story and show the decision maker why you deserve a closer look.
  • Job offers: Take the inch or go for a mile?

    We’ve all received a job offer at some point in our professional careers. You experience the thrill of achievement and the realization that all the issues with your current situation could be alleviated. Regardless of how average or exceptional an offer might be, that inevitable question lurks: should I ask for more?
  • Dating rules that do not apply to job searching

    Dress your best. Be a little early, but not too early. Don’t talk about money. Some of the rules pertaining to a first date can be applied to an interview, but you will get much further along in the courting process if you consider these tips.
  • Is my annual raise enough? Do I ask for more?

    Even though a competitive job market must reward top talent, it does not give you a reason to try to take advantage of your employer. Always approach compensation-related questions with a great deal of caution, research, and honesty.
  • On Balance: The career insider

    Employees need and want the right jobs, plus businesses need and want the right employees. Baker Tilly's Laura Huggett discusses matching employers and candidates in the financial sector in this WICPA On Balance article.
  • Your resignation: Short and simple

    Are you ready to submit your resignation? Resigning has many ramifications for both you and your employer. It can bring forth strong reactions, surprise, and even attempts at interrogation. Before you share your big news, carefully consider the way you will handle this delicate situation.
  • Concluding on the right note

    You have had a good interview, developed a nice rapport with your interviewer, and enjoyed an intelligent exchange about the company and position responsibilities. Now it is time to conclude the interview on the right note.
  • Questions you should ask

    Asking questions during your interview is one way a prospective employer can see that you are a strong candidate for the position.
  • Projecting your interest in the position

    Your job interview should be a two-way conversation that covers what you can bring to the position and company, as well as what you can expect in day-to-day responsibilities and culture. Expect your interviewer to take the lead with pertinent questions. Be prepared with questions that reflect your interest in learning more about the opportunity and company.
  • Managing your career

    You have been taught that you need to take responsibility for your own career development. What you might not know is how best to take the initiative to get the experiences and training that will ensure your continued development and progress on your career path.
  • Sample thank you communications

    Thank you for meeting with me today. I appreciate the time you took interviewing me and I look forward to our next meeting. I was impressed by the company’s culture and am very excited for this opportunity.
  • Follow-up etiquette

    Your interview went well and you are really interested in the opportunity. What should you do now that the interview is over?
  • Sample resignation letter

    This letter is to notify you that I will be terminating my employment with (Company Name) effective (date). I have been offered a position in another organization and have decided to take this career opportunity.
  • Your guide to interview success

    In today’s competitive environment, the interview process is where you have the ability to set yourself apart from the pack. Your resume got you to the interview and now it is time to demonstrate your skills and unique strengths.
  • Your brand, your difference

    The job market has been tough and, although in recovery, it is critical you think about your brand, manage it, and differentiate yourself.
  • Interviewers are clueless

    Interviewers are clueless! This certainly is a gross generalization. However, most people put into the role of interviewer have never been formally taught how to interview or, if they have, the training may not have included practice, coaching, and feedback.