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Category: Interviewing Advice

What to Say During Salary Negotiation

Posted on November 10th, by Henry Goldbeck in Company News, Interviewing Advice. Comments Off on What to Say During Salary Negotiation

In response to Douglas Matus question, “What to Say During Salary Negotiation”, Henry Goldbeck and Karen Epp of Goldbeck Recruiting share their responses. 

“If the candidate is at later stages of interviewing they should know the salary range already.  It is perfectly acceptable to ask for the salary range at the first interview or even before agreeing to the interview.  … Read More »

Henry’s Thoughts on NY Times’ How To Write a Cover Letter”

Posted on November 8th, by Henry Goldbeck in Interviewing Advice, Resume Writing. Comments Off on Henry’s Thoughts on NY Times’ How To Write a Cover Letter”

Henry’s generic response to this article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/22/business/how-to-write-a-cover-letter-that-stands-out.html?emc=eta1&_r=0smarterliving@nytimes.com

This is a good article with lots of great ideas about writing cover letters that make a difference.

My guilty secret, it has been many years since I have read a cover letter. This does not negate the value of great cover letters, but their value is dependant on the type … Read More »

Top 5 Traits For Hiring An Accountant

Posted on September 19th, by Karen Epp in Career, Career Development, Finance, HR Management, Interviewing Advice, Karen Epp, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on Top 5 Traits For Hiring An Accountant

5 Optimal Traits to Look for in an Accountant

In the words of Mr. Renna, a spokesman for the Society of Professional Accountants of Canada, “[Accountants} are not just bean counters anymore… Thirty or forty years ago, business owners may have said, ‘Here are my books, do my taxes, goodbye and I’ll see you next year.’ … Read More »

How to Answer this Common Interview Question without Sounding Unprofessional

Posted on September 8th, by Goldbeck Recruiting in Career, Career Development, Interviewing Advice, Job Search, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on How to Answer this Common Interview Question without Sounding Unprofessional

“Why did you leave your last job?”

This may be one of the most common questions asked by a potential employer, and the interviewee’s pitfall if not carefully answered. No matter what your reasons were for leaving, keeping the tone positive and professional is integral to leaving the right impression with a potential employer.

Here’s how to answer:
Focus on the … Read More »

University Degree Is Underestimated

Posted on August 11th, by Henry Goldbeck in Career, Career Development, Human Resources, Interviewing Advice. Comments Off on University Degree Is Underestimated

Do I Need a Degree to Develop My Career?

While it has been statistically proven that higher education increases long-term employment and potential earnings for the overall population, it does not mean that you cannot be extremely successful without a degree. It also does not mean that having a degree alone will hand you the success you are looking … Read More »